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What Black And Latina Women Want You To Know About Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be named the presumptive nominee of a major political party. Let that sink in: Nin...

New Yorkers' Tribute To Susan B. Anthony Shows Why Voting Matters

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

New Yorkers paid tribute to women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony by placing "I voted" stickers on her gravestone on primary day. The feminist ico...

The Whitewashing of Black American Icons: Who Is Writing Our History?

Erika Hardison | Posted 03.08.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

#BlackHistoryMonth REMINDER: Sojourner Truth - whose first language was DUTCH - never asked "Ain't I a woman?" Yes. That's a White Lady Lie.— Ra's a...

11 Vintage Images Reveal Where Negative Stereotypes About Feminists Come From

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women

From angry cat ladies to uptight man-haters, there are some very specific, negative images people associate with feminists. But where did these (false...

The Supreme Court Tackles How Legislative Districts Should Be Calculated

Byron Williams | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Byron Williams

I don't dismiss the arguments put forth by Evenwel -- far from it. Is it in keeping with the constitutional values of America to have the presence of undocumented immigrants in urban areas, for example, dilute the vote of rural voters?

Every Daughter Sold into Marriage Has a Mother

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

I wonder how Sonita's mother feels about her daughter's bid for freedom. Is she able to support her daughter or does she feel ashamed of her behavior? How does she feel about her daughter finding her voice as a rapper? Does her daughter's strength to speak her truth in public scare her?

What Americans Need to Know About Iceland

Eleanor LeCain | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Eleanor LeCain

I just returned from an international conference in Iceland celebrating 100 years of women having the right to vote. What progress has been made in the century? What difference did women voting make? What remains to be done to achieve gender equality?

Women's Right to Vote as the Downfall of Democracy

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

Surely every American knows that women have the same decision-making capacity as men, and that our right to participate in elections was long overdue. Don't they?

Beyond Kentucky: Equality For All Should Include Adopted People, Too

Adam Pertman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Adam Pertman

At the beginning of the 1900s, grim predictions punctuated the debate over women's suffrage. Everyone in the family unit would be damaged in innumerable ways if this outrage were allowed to happen, argued the critics, some of whom went so far as to predict the end of civilization itself.

Women's Equality Day -- A Union Demand

Carol Joyner | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Carol Joyner

Can people do well without belonging to a union? Sure. But it was near impossible before the rise of unions in the 1930s and it has been harder since the decline of unions in the '70s. A significant percentage of the population has been economically disadvantaged without unions.

Quick! What's Happening August 26, Really?

Gloria Feldt | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Gloria Feldt

If you said "Women's Equality Day," you'd be right. And if you said it's the 95th anniversary of the date in 1920 when women's right to vote officially entered the U.S. Constitution, you'd be spot on.

Expanding Democracy by Amending the Constitution

Layne Amerikaner | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Layne Amerikaner

Ninety-five years ago today, we added an amendment to the U.S. Constitution saying that women have a right to vote in our elections. While today women's suffrage seems like a no-brainer to everyone -- except maybe Ann Coulter -- it was not an inevitability that simply fell into place.

The Fight for Equality and Voting Rights Continue: 95 Years after the 19th Amendment

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Ninety-five years ago, after tireless work by generations of advocates, the 19th Amendment, finally, became the law of the land guaranteeing the right to vote for women. One hundred years ago, the success of the 19th Amendment did not seem so inevitable.

Why Protest Someone Who Agrees With You? Here's Why.

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

If you're a member of any group that's been shut out, pushed aside, forgotten or made fun of, you'll never change anything by following the rules. The rules are what marginalized you in the first place. You've got to break a few of them if you want to make history.

5 Things You May Not Know About the Seneca Falls Convention

Rebecca Price | Posted 07.17.2016 | Women
Rebecca Price

Notable reformers were present, such as Frederick Douglas. It launched the national career of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. And it set into motion events and relationships that would forever change American society. Here are five things you may not know about the convention.

The Greatest American Heroine You've Never Heard of: Why Florence Kelley Should Be the Woman on the Next $10 Bill

Sally Greenberg | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Sally Greenberg

One of the National Consumers League's founders, Florence Kelley, was a champion for equal rights and consumer protections who fought her whole life for democracy and would be an ideal candidate - a true unsung female American hero.

7 Things America's First Female Presidential Candidate Can Teach You

Nicole Evelina | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Nicole Evelina

Nope, Hillary wasn't the first. Before her there was Victoria C. Woodhull. I hear you asking, "Victoria who?" Most people haven't ever heard of this 19th century female suffrage icon, but she was a revolutionary woman before her time. Here are seven things she can teach us about being strong, modern women.

Susan B. Anthony Isn't Happy About What Women Are Focused On These Days

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.11.2015 | Comedy

No, the B doesn't stand for "bangs."

102 Years Ago, Alice Paul Led Another Voting Rights March That Led to Women's Suffrage

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Paul's critics called her a fanatic. Her loyal followers considered her a self-sacrificing heroine who inspired women to take risks for the cause. She was a charismatic figure who not only had incredible leadership skills, but also was a gifted administrator, a rare combination.

Women's History Inspires an Invincible Attitude

Joan Wages | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

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.

The Streets Belong to the People

Louise Bernikow | Posted 02.08.2015 | New York
Louise Bernikow

"The Streets Belong to the People," said New York Suffragists in 1912. Their names are not engraved in the historical records, but Mrs. Lillian S. Griffin and Mrs. H.A. Saunders are worth remembering as protestors flood the streets of our cities right now.

What Happened Along The Way To 100 Women In Congress

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.06.2014 | Women

Tuesday's midterm elections resulted in multiple wins for female candidates -- there are now 100 women in Congress for the first time ever -- and a ne...

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.

The Minimum Wage Shows Why (and How) We Should Vote Today

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In this age of do-nothing politics, it's easy to despair, but we must remember the intent behind the design. The same founding fathers who created a federal system that resists radical change also created a state system that encourages experimentation.

The Best Way to Celebrate Women's Equality Day? Register to Vote!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Elisabeth MacNamara

This week as we celebrate Women's Equality Day, we reflect on the brave suffragists who helped secure the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted...