Times have changed since the publication of “The Feminine Mystique.” However, Friedan’s words still resonate today.
Posts Categorized: Feminist History/Achievements
Along with reports that President Obama may announce his Supreme Court pick this week has come confirmation that Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is on the short-list for potential nominees. Granholm, who is term-limited and leaves office in December, was also considered last year during the process to replace Justice David Souter, when Obama chose federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor.
It is easy to see why Martha Minow is on the short list of potential Supreme Court nominess to fill Justice Stevens’ vacated seat. Minow obtained degrees from Harvard University and Yale Law School, where she was an editor of Yale Law Review.
In addition to calling for more women justices, NOW would like to see an openly-gay liberal to join the United States Supreme Court. Fortunately, Pamela Karlan is just that.
When Supreme Court Justice David Souter retired in 2009, Elena Kagan, the first woman to hold the position of solicitor general, was considered to fill the spot. A former colleague of President Obama’s at the University of Chicago, Kagan is once again on the short list to fill Justice John Paul Stevens’ seat on the Supreme Court.
Through this experience we realized that women of all ages, races, shapes, and sizes are eager to talk about what they love about their bodies, but we want to hear from more of you! Add to the conversation by telling us what you love about your body in the comments.
There were other people breaking barriers long before the world heard of Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama — people whose names are rarely mentioned in textbooks, but whose contributions are no less significant. Shirley Chisholm is one of these people.
Ani DiFranco is a self-described “little folksinger.” She has written hundreds of songs, played thousands of shows, and captured the imaginations of legions of followers.
This woman is the acclaimed author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books” and “Things I Have Been Silent About: Memories” — Azar Nafisi.
For more than 30 years, one survivor of domestic violence has worked endlessly to reclaim the sacredness of Native women. She is a survivor, lecturer, mother, grandmother, activist and advocate; she is Tillie Black Bear.