Tag Archives: Women

Rosie the Riveter

FYI: An interview I did for Mysteries at the Museum about another woman claiming to be the model for the We Can Do It Poster will be aired tonight on the Travel Channel at 10 pm EST.

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“I believe . . . .

“I believe we can do something about our society. I haven’t reached the stage where I say ‘Oh, hell, what’s the use.’” Words for dark times by Dr. Estelle Rosemary Ramey, endocrinologist and feminist. In 1970 Dr. Ramey took on … Continue reading

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Women’s Suffrage

I am reading about women’s fight for the vote in Illinois in 1913 (Yes, I love Hillary Clinton’s suffrage-white outfits!)  The photo is of Grace Wilbur Trout, wearing a suffrage hats. “The question,” Trout declared, “is not a women’s problem, … Continue reading

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Banners, badges, buttons, balloons, posters, placards, ribbons, sashes, stamps, and trading cards were just a few of the items suffragists used in women’s worldwide fight for the vote. Onward into elective offices around the world.

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Even when I’ve finished a book I keep an eye out for additional information: For example with my most recent book about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, I keep a running record of epithets regarding women’s rights advocates. … Continue reading

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Prominent Women

Watching the line-up of impressive women speakers last night, I was reminded of an newspaper article I had read earlier in the day about the first international gathering of women with a sub-headline:  “Prominent Women who will Speak During the … Continue reading

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Fannie Lou Hamer

Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer, fearless civil rights and anti-poverty activist, who died today – March 14th – in 1977. Her iconic words – “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired” – are on her gravestone. One of … Continue reading

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Suffrage: Why not to vote for it 1914

Scary reasons why not to vote for woman suffrage in 1914: women wearing pants, playing billiards, carrying a gun, delivering mail, smoking cigars, fighting fires!

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “Our Defeats and Our Triumphs”

“Another generation has now enlisted for a long or short campaign. What, say they, shall we do to hasten the work? I answer, the pioneers have brought you through the wilderness in sight of the promised land; now, with active, … Continue reading

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Vietnam Women’s Memorial

Tomorrow–Nov. 11th is Veterans Day and the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, DC. Women veterans came from all over, including Australia. Cheering people lined the parade route. It was too crowded for me … Continue reading

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