My book depicts Brooklyn in the early 1870s, when three young women were detained on charges of murder in its jailhouse on Raymond Street. In that decade, Brooklyn was not lost, but frequently found in newspaper pages across the country.
Some of our supporters have wondered what's taking so long, and I can only point to the fact that as Ms. Conwill indicated, few things move quickly in this town. The good news is that today, we are closer than ever to making the Museum a reality.
The fact is, Susan B. Anthony was a remarkable woman, and as February 15th was her birthday, it seems a good time to honor her lifetime of advocating for women's rights by sharing a bit about her in this week's post.
After 18 years of lobbying to create a national women's history museum in our nation's capital, Congress has approved the formation of a privately funded, bi-partisan commission to study and produce a plan for the Museum.
Women's Equality Day quietly came and went recently, not quite 100 years after passage of the Nineteenth Amendment -- the law that said women were equally entitled, along with men, to the right to vote.
Great stories are fabric of our culture. They inspire noble actions because they're a spell-binding blend of real emotion and imaginative embellishment that strikes a chord of authenticity with both the teller and the listener.
Our Women's Inspiration programs are workshops tailored for small groups of women who are in transition. Whatever their "transition," these women come to us for inspiration, and Susan B. Anthony provides it.
There is a long history of not hearing about outstanding women, or forgetting them when they die. It's part and parcel of not seeing them represented in public places. Making women visible in Central Park would be an important step in correcting this.
The bike provides cheap transportation for children to access schools and medical clinics in remote regions, they serve as rural ambulances, and provide safe vehicles to women. Never has a such a simple social issue solution also embodied such freedom and joy.
The U.S. or the individual states should decriminalize performing and receiving abortions and criminalize the male sex act that leads to an abortion. Let's redefine pro-life as looking to end the need for abortion, not endorsing making abortion illegal.