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Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Radical Feminism Still Challenges Us Today

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

No celebration of Women's History Month would be complete without acknowledging the extraordinary achievements of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Gilman was the most important feminist thinker in the United States.

Gloria Steinem Renews An Old Debate About Socialism And Feminism

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Many young women, who have benefited from the work of Steinem's generation of feminists, take the accomplishments of the women's movement for granted. Though much remains to be done.

Solo Perduta Abbandonata!

George Heymont | Posted 07.02.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent stage productions introduced Bay area audiences to protagonists whose spiritual core was taken away from them by circumstances they could never have anticipated (much less mitigated).

3 Unforgettable Classics That Make Great Summer Beach Reads

Melanie Bishop | Posted 07.02.2016 | Books
Melanie Bishop

Looking for some great beach reads by women? Revisit these classics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper (1892); Kate Chopin's The Awakening (1899); and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (1970). All three books challenge contemporary thought for the time periods in which they were written.

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Although none of these 20 women were elected to office, they all had a great influence on public opinion and public policy. The reformers profiled below exercised influence not only because of the number of people they mobilized, but also because of the moral force of their ideas.

The 50 Most Influential Progressives of the 20th Century

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We all stand on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who challenged the status quo of their day. Unfortunately, most Americans know little of this progressive history.