Tag Archives: Women's History

Hollaback: Lessons learned from building an idea into a movement

TweetEditor’s note: To close out Women’s history month we are running this series of guest posts from Emily May and Samuel Carter co-founders of Hollaback as they reflect on taking an idea and moving it to action, the best practices they have learned along the way and documenting for us that feminist history is happening [...]
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Quote of The Day: Andrea Dworkin

TweetA Throwback Thursday quote for our intensely national focus on rape in our culture and institutions from the late feminist activist, Andrea Dworkin: “I don’t believe rape is inevitable or natural. If I did, I would have no reason to be here. If I did, my political practice would be different than it is. Have [...]
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Today in Women’s History: Frances Perkins is first female cabinet member

Tweet80 years ago today President Franklin Delano Roosevelt named Frances Perkins the Secretary of Labor and the first ever female member of cabinet. FDR was lucky to have Perkins. And, today, we continue to reap the benefits of the policies Perkins pushed through the department of Labor. Some credit Perkins with the New Deal legislation [...]
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New Favorite Tumblr: Radical Women’s History Project

Tweet On this day in 1431, Joan of Arc was handed over to be tried for heresy; in 1793, abolitionist and feminist Lucretia Mott was born; and in 1987, Aretha Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Thanks to the just-launched Radical Women’s History Project, you can learn quick [...]
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What Does Meryl Streep have in common with the Tea Party?

TweetThat they both have their eyes on a women’s history museum to be built in Washington D.C. — but with entirely different intentions. Streep recently held a gala raising funds as well as pledged $1 million dollars to help create the the building, while Tea Party Republicans and general misogynists Senators Jim DeMint and Tom [...]
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