Today in Feminist History: The First American Woman Pilot! (August 1, 1911)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. August 1, 1911: An American woman has now […]

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Today in Feminist History: Earhart’s Most Treacherous Stretch (June 29, 1937)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. June 29, 1937: “I’ll be in the United […]

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Today in Feminist History: Sutton Scolds Cyclists (June 14, 1895)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. June 14, 1895: Difficult and inadvisable as it […]

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Today Feminist History: Women’s Suffrage Still Far Off in New York (April 26, 1905)

April 26, 1905: The road to women’s suffrage in New York State still looks like a long and bumpy one, even all these years into the journey. Despite the best efforts of Republican John Raines, State Senate President, a modest but meaningful advance for women’s rights was blocked today. His bill would have authorized married […]

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Today in Feminist History: Marriage is Not Grounds for Teacher Dismissal—DUH! (April 27, 1904)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. April 27, 1904: A victory today for female […]

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Today in Feminist History: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists On Board for Birth Control (April 23, 1963)

April 23, 1963: A major advance today in the fight for birth control, as the prestigious American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists officially endorsed giving contraceptive information to those who want it. The national battle over birth control has been raging for half a century now, and it was said today that the long delay […]

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Today in Feminist History: A Suffrage Procession for the Ages (April 18, 1910)

April 18, 1910: This has certainly been a busy day for the National American Woman Suffrage Association! Before the morning was over, convention delegates re-elected Reverend Anna Howard Shaw as N.A.W.S.A.’s President, and had begun a procession of nearly fifty automobiles to Capitol Hill. The motorized parade carried petitions signed by over 404,000 citizens who […]

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Today in Feminist History: Birth Control is Not “Obscene” (April 15, 1929)

April 15, 1929: The Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau’s clinic was raided this morning by New York City police. PHOTO: The Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau’s clinic on a much calmer day. NYPD arrested two doctors and three nurses, then seized massive amounts of “evidence,” including confidential patient files. Dr. Hannah Mayer Stone, the Bureau’s […]

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Feminist Finds in Honor of International Women’s Day

E! Illustration We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. We’d say International Women’s Day is the best time of the year to treat yourself to some feminist-leaning goods. […]

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