Tag Archives: History

What can we do about feminism’s brand problem?

Tweet According to a new study at the Huffington Post (with YouGov) there is a major disparity between people that believe in equality “between the sexes” and identify as feminist. The study found that only 20% of Americans identify as feminist whereas 82% believe that “men and women should be social, political, and economic equals.” [...]
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Throwback Thursday: The audacity of Phyllis Wheatley as observed by June Jordan

TweetWe live in strange times. Yesterday, as Zerlina has discussed, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. And while Scalia barked that VRA is the “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” less than half a mile away, the Rosa Parks Statue was unveiled at the Capital Building in honor of [...]
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When I stay out too late with feminists at the Makers red carpet premiere…

Tweet …and I can barely blog, but I sure can rock some sunnies. Last night I went to the premiere of Makers.┬áMakers is a documentary about the American women’s movement. It’s also a video library that hopes to be the largest video library of women’s stories ever collected. Spending the night hanging out with bad-ass [...]
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Sojourner Truth: “A woman in control of her image”

Tweet Holiday movie-viewing season probably means that you undoubtedly will catch one of the most talked about films of the year, Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” I saw the movie a few weeks back and it’s pretty grand. Yet, I had a healthy amount of skepticism going in, because it is a Spielberg jawn, which would mean there [...]
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Amelia Earhart prenup from the 1930′s lays out a pretty darn modern vision of marriage

Tweet   Wondering what a feminist icon living in the earlier half of the 1900′s thought about love and marriage? Look no further than the document above, a letter from Earhart to her future husband George Putnam. You’ll remember Earhart became famous as the first female aviator to fly a solo transatlantic flight, redefining expectations [...]
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