Tag Archives: women's history month

Map of the Day: The states that granted women’s suffrage before it was cool

TweetThe Washington Post points us to this old map that was distributed at a congressional hearing on women’s suffrage on March 3, 1914. The states in red are the ones that had already given women (which often meant white women) the right to vote. Those mostly western states gave the burgeoning suffrage movement an edge up. Since women were [...]
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Remembering Adrienne Rich: “Poetry was a feminist practice”

Tweet Ed. note: We regret publishing this piece without acknowledging or critiquing Rich’s history of transphobia and in particular her support for Janice G. Raymond, author of the discriminatory and hateful “The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male.” To be clear: By failing to acknowledge the late author’s views on womanhood, feminists risk writing [...]
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Notes from a bitch…remembering the women of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.

TweetMarch is Women’s History Month and I think it fitting, given the current labor struggles going on across the United States, to remember the Triangle Factory fire. I first heard about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in a women’s history class I took my first year in college. My professor was discussing the intersection of [...]
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