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.
Posts Categorized: Feminist History/Achievements
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.
What distinguished woman begins every lecture with a greeting in chimpanzee? Well, the leader in chimp education and conservation, Dr. Jane Goodall, of course!
From the topic of eating disorders to facial hair, Body Drama, authored by Nancy Redd, aims to empower women with self-knowledge about their own bodies.
What do an honor-roll student, an honorable mention as an all-county high school football kicker, a homecoming queen, a survivor, and a writer have in common? As if someone took all the members of The Breakfast Club and rolled them into one person, Katie Hnida is a woman who deserves to be honored.
During this Women’s History Month, we are reminded that women continue to make history every day. We’ve made amazing progress, but there are still many “firsts” yet to conquer. So, congratulations to . . .