Mark Weiner writes for Syracuse.com: “U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei delivered a speech on the House floor Tuesday honoring the life of Karen DeCrow, a national women’s rights leader from Syracuse who died Friday in Jamesville.”
Posts Categorized: Feminist History/Achievements
Yesterday, the world lost writer and activist Maya Angelou. Her work forced a country to recognize the intersections of race and gender, played out in the life of one extraordinary woman.
Thanks to feminist activists and organizations like NOW, everyone’s lives are getting better–including men’s.
NOW’s campaign to get Janet Yellen selected as the new Federal Reserve Chair is paying off.
Maryland NOW has endorsed Del. Heather Mizeur, D-Montgomery, in the race for the Maryland governorship. Both Maryland NOW and Mizeur condemn her opponent Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s “Strong Women, Strong Maryland” initiative. “Anthony Brown’s plan is little more than political rhetoric designed to pander to women voters,” Maryland NOW PAC President Sara Wilkinson said. If… Read more »
Women are still drastically underrepresented in government, despite the hard work that groups like NOW have done to get women elected.
I’ve always liked the saying, “Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History.” It’s been in my mind as we observe Women’s History Month during the month of March.
Think about and compare the two time periods: 1945 to 1963 and 1997 to 2013. One would assume–hope, even–that more advancements for women would be made in the second period than the first, and yet we’re falling short.
Of the 100 sculptures (two per state) in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, only 10 are of women, seven of whom are white. A statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled on Feb. 27, introducing the first full-body statue of an African American woman. Two other statues, depicting Sacagawea and Sarah Winnemucca, are of Native American women.
Times have changed since the publication of “The Feminine Mystique.” However, Friedan’s words still resonate today.