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Why We've Got The Wrong Hamilton On The $10 Bill

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women

Journalist and author Cokie Roberts is cool with there being a Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill, but she feels strongly that it shouldn't be Alex...

Elizabeth Hamilton on the Face of $10 Bill

Debra L. Morrison | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women
Debra L. Morrison

Cokie Roberts wrote of Elizabeth's valor, ingenuity and resourcefulness, as opposed to her "philandering liar husband, Alexander" as a fitting choice to grace the FRONT of the $10 bill; I couldn't agree more.

'Deeds Not Words'

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Bobbie Brinegar

As we celebrate today's monument designation, we remain hopeful for more "deeds" that recognize the contribution of women and move them towards full equality and participation in society.

American Democracy: Progress and Relapse

David Morris | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
David Morris

In 1789 the franchise was restricted to white men, but not all white men. Only those possessing a minimum amount of property or paid taxes could vote. In 1800, just three states permitted white manhood suffrage-the right to vote-- without qualification.

March 8 is International Women's Day. Here Are 30 Reasons it's the Most Important Day of the Year.

Norm Schriever | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Norm Schriever

March 8 is International Women's Day, a day to honor women and girls around the world and reflect upon the progress that's been made thanks to brave a...

Suffragette: How Ordinary People Become Violent Radicals

Kimberly Dark | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Kimberly Dark

As refugees pour out of embattled regions of the world, and our own nation teems with politicians whose remarks are not only exclusionary but fascist, this film has far more to offer than a historical lesson on feminism, though it offers that as well.

How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty? Suffrage Still a Controversial Topic in 2015

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
Melissa Jun Rowley

It is important to remember that no one pulled that seat out for women, and there are still fewer seats at the table for them, that those seats were built none-too-long ago, and made of softwood.

Patriotism Reconsidered

William S. Becker | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

It is tempting to dismiss Rudy Giuliani's recent judgment about President Barack Obama's love of country as a sign that America's Mayor will say almost anything to get back in the spotlight. We should not give Giuliani and his unapologetic lack of respect for a sitting president more attention than they deserve.

Celebrate MLK, But Honor One Who Went Before Him

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Known by all as the strongest advocate for equal rights for African Americans using non-violence, King has become a giant in the history of the quest for civil liberty and social justice.

5.85 Million People Who Can't Vote But Can They Still Complain?

Marlon Peterson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Marlon Peterson

In 2014, where Blacks and Latinos are overwhelmingly subjugated to carceral punishments, is it sensible to make the claim that if you don't vote you can't complain?

Best Use Ever For Your 'I Voted Today' Sticker

Caurie Putnam | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Caurie Putnam

McPike regularly brings flowers to Anthony's headstone after she votes. Others bring their "I Voted Today" stickers and place them on the headstone as a symbol of respect and gratitude.

Why Aren't Kids Part of 'All Men Are Created Equal'?

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

How different might things be if our youngest were voters? They'd be a powerful constituency whose vote politicians would covet. As a result, my hunch is that we'd have much more funding for education.

Responsible Freedom

William E. White | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
William E. White

If there is anything we can learn from our revolutionary generation in these weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, it could be--it should be--to focus less on our personal freedom "wants" and invest more time in civic responsibility.

Pussy Riot Proves We Are Not Having a Post-Feminist Moment

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

t's tempting to divorce ourselves from Pussy Riot's reality, to compartmentalize them as being a small, controversial group of women "over there" where limited freedoms are simply the reality.

GM CEO Appointment Sobering Reminder of How Far We Still Have to Go

Shoham Geva | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Shoham Geva

On the surface, it's a fantastic thing. It's always a fantastic thing when one more positive first for any target identity is achieved. But as an 18-year-old female going to college today and expecting to head into the job market myself in the near future, it's also disappointing.

Women and Children First

Ursula Burton | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
Ursula Burton

The phrase "women and children" is being used to manipulate people, and it's offensive to me and insulting to males.

Don't Mess With Harriet Tubman

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victoria A. Brownworth

The questions raised by Russell Simmons' "Harriet Tubman sex tape" and also by the "Slap Hillary" video game (which, unlike the sex tape, is still up) are simple and succinct: Why is violence against women a joke to men? Why is disrespecting female historical figures OK?

Our Language, Our Neighbors

John F. Schwaller | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education
John F. Schwaller

There is no point in the history of the United States in which there was not a multiplicity of languages being spoken.

Aurora: Questions That Will Continue to Haunt Us

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Unlike some Americans who almost as predictable as the massacres themselves offer only two extreme solutions -- arm every American or ban every gun -- I am left once again only with questions.

We Can Do It: anecdota Presents 'Take What Is Yours'

Bess Rowen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

If you would like to see a creative, historically sound and well-played piece of theatre, then Take What Is Yours is for you.

Killing Democracy One Vote at a Time

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Voter ID restrictions work for the rich. They've got birth certificates and photo driver's licenses and passports. Or they can send a servant or secretary to apply for the documents. And the more rabble removed from the polls, the more weighty the votes of the wealthy.

WATCH: Pakistan's Transgender Community Celebrates Voting Rights Victory

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Pakistani transgender community celebrated a huge victory this week as the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to register them as voters...

From Suffrage To The White House: Remember The Past, Fight For The Future

Elinor Steele | Posted 10.05.2011 | Women
Elinor Steele

Do you know the feeling of being in the presence of greatness? I felt surrounded and embraced by that feeling during my recent visit to the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum in Washington, D.C.

Women and Hispanics Key to the Election

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Everybody's tired. But we have to push, a little more, a little more. Especially we must encourage our friends in two groups, one a powerful minority...

Ninety Years of Women's Suffrage and Counting (Photos)

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

The images from the New York Public Library's Digital Gallery represent important holdings from the early women's movement in the United States and abroad.