Category Archives: Women’s History

Irish Women of the South

My long-time, cherished friend, Mollie Hoben, the co-founder of BookWomenCenter for Feminist Reading, Minnesota Women’s Press, organizes and leads  stimulating, life-enhancing book trips,  “Reading on the Road,”  in the U.S. and abroad from Iceland to Oaxaca, Mexico, to Sedona, AZ, … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day

August 26th!! It’s Women’s Equality Day, established by Congress to celebrate the day in 1920 when the the Nineteenth Amendment was certified, thus officially added to the U.S. Constitution. The long, hard struggle against enormous resistance was over; women had … Continue reading

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Women at Work

“Women have always been productive and working people and this history has been hidden.” Lisa Unger Baskin, who devoted 45 years to collecting material documenting women at work. Many years ago I had the privilege of visiting Baskin’s home and … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

FYI: My Letter to the Editor that appeared in The Record today, 8/3/2016.

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Gold Star Mothers

Several years ago, Linda and I happened upon a Gold Star Mothers Memorial in Yonkers, NY, a sad and sacred landmark. I thought about it while reading Ghazala Khan’s powerful op-ed in the Washington Post yesterday. There are also Gold … Continue reading

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Making History

FYI:  Talking with my son David this morning, who is in Florida with his family and leaving for Haiti tomorrow, about the historic nomination of Hillary Clinton last night, I asked what, if anything, he had said to Quinn and … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1887: “If all the heroic deeds of women recorded in history and our daily journals . . . have not yet convinced our opponents that women are possessed of the superior fighting quarter . . . … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton

I just watched the roll call at the Democratic National Convention, making Hillary Clinton the Democratic Party’s official candidate for President of the United States. The picture is of 102-year-old Jerry Emmett, an honorary member of the Arizona delegation, who … Continue reading

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Would Women Vote?

In 1888 a miniscule number of American women had the right to vote.  Opponents of woman suffrage repeatedly argued that women didn’t want the vote.  The popular journalist Grace Greenwood, was curious – “Would women vote if they could?  She … Continue reading

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Anne Hutchinson

One of my first pilgrimages to a historic women’s landmark was to the statue of Anne Marbury Hutchinson, located in front of the State House in Boston. Today – July 20 – is the 425th anniversary of her birth. A … Continue reading

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