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Happy Birthday, Gloria Steinem, Mother of Feminism

Tabby Biddle | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

Imagine what we could accomplish in these next 50 years if we were to "think big, unite and use our power." Imagine women, men, girls and boys each seeing themselves as equally valuable human beings. Imagine how life would look and feel then.

The Teaching Profession: Then and Now

Vicki Cobb | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

The department chair handed me a textbook to teach from. I took one look at it, and decided I couldn't inflict such dry, pedantic stuff on my students. I also noticed that my classroom door was closed and no one was watching me.

Why Are We Still Falling for the Princess Bulls**t?

Carole Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

Once again the media found itself in a feeding frenzy with the pregnancy and subsequent birth of the new little royal Prince George. I remember thinking to myself, isn't it 2013? As a woman who grew up in the '70s I find it hard to understand why we still look to being a princess as being ideal.

Billy Goldberg: The Third Metric From a Male Perspective

Billy Goldberg | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Billy Goldberg

Why is this something of interest to me, a white guy in his 40s living in Beverly Hills? The reasons are many.

Women, Hear Me Roar

Abe Gurko | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York
Abe Gurko

During the Golden Age of Hollywood women were heralded and revered but with that era long gone, women needed new roles models if they were to ever bre...

Whatever Happened to the Women's Movement?

Bob Burnett | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

From the perspective of a straight white guy perched on the left coast, there seem to be three reasons why the women's movement hasn't produced gender equity.

Does Liberty and Justice for All Include Our Boys?

Tim Wright | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Tim Wright

As our nation rounds the corner on another birthday and continues its long history of trying to figure out exactly what it means to be a nation of liberty and justice for all, it's a good time to look at an increasingly "lost" group in our culture: our sons.

My Unexpected Research Partner Was My Daughter

Jeffrey W. Rubin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Jeffrey W. Rubin

Only glimmers of light showed through the hotel windows. "This will make a great story," Emma suggested gamely. Where had I brought my daughter, I worried, and how could I keep her safe?

Women Against Nationalism

John Feffer | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
John Feffer

Militant nationalism is not an exclusively male enterprise. But a principal fuel that keeps the enterprise going is high-octane testosterone.

100 Years Later, Legacy Endures for Suffragists

David Orr | Posted 08.11.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to the legions of women who led the fight, many of whom were considered extreme radicals at the time. Most suffragists first fought on behalf of other causes.

Christina Mace-Turner: A Meaningful Life

Christina Mace-Turner | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Christina Mace-Turner

My parents disagreed about many things, but on the topic of success they were surprisingly united. Wealth was, if not the ultimate measure of success, a very important component of getting there.

A Few More Words About Women and Work

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Karen Hinton

In government, corporate and nonprofit offices across the country are women who are smart, work hard and care about their profession but are regularly ignored because they are viewed as too mousy or too pouty or too inexperienced or too something.

Women of Consequence Convene

Kamala Lopez | Posted 06.30.2013 | Women
Kamala Lopez

The next wave of the women's movement is about to break. Across the public sphere, women are awakening, becoming reenergized, taking stock and speaking up. Nowhere was this more apparent than at the inaugural YaleWomen Global Conference: Vision, Values, Voices.

Women's Voices for (a) Change

Jan Phillips | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Jan Phillips

Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan's book, The Feminine Mystique, sparked a women's movement that rocked the world. It was about "the problem that has no name." They didn't know what to call it back then. But today, ask any woman if she's ever felt silenced, and chances are she'll say yes.

Enough About 'Leaning In'

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 10.24.2013 | Women
Tiziana Dearing

It feels like the real point has been hovering a good thousand feet above the conversation. I believed the goal of the women's movement was to achieve true self-determination -- a society in which a woman can be whatever she wants to be.

50 Years of Women's History -- What Would Betty Say?

Martha Burk | Posted 05.15.2013 | Books
Martha Burk

Revolutionary when it came out in 1963, The Feminine Mystique helped unleash the activism that became the "women's liberation" movement and pushed for equal social, political, and economic rights.

Guys Who Get It: The Men of the Women's Movement

Marlo Thomas | Posted 05.11.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Here's a riddle: A trucker is sitting in a bar next to a feminist. They've both had a lot to drink and they're arguing. The feminist says women have been oppressed for centuries -- the trucker says they haven't. The feminist says women deserve equal pay -- the trucker says they don't. The feminist says a woman should be president -- the trucker just laughs.

Why Write Women's History?

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

That social disconnect between the rhetoric of the woman's liberation movement and the realities of suburban life led me to wonder about women across the country who were also beginning to change traditional roles. As a journalist I I had to find out.

Reclaiming the Kitchen: Women's History Month Meets the Food Justice Movement

Judith Newton | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Judith Newton

When I began to cook in the 1960s while getting my Ph.D., I was conscious of doing so in a way that would define me as different from my mother and my mother's life. She cooked Midwestern. I deliberately chose French. She baked apple pies. I composed Tarte Normande aux Pommes.

Hillary: The 'First Next Lady'

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

I'd say the Democrats are both in line and in love. And the nation is ready to break through the gender barrier and elect a female president. Surely, we won't mimic suffrage and wait another 50 years.

Make Way for the "Makers" -- Meet the Warriors of the Women's Movement

Marlo Thomas | Posted 02.26.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

This evening, PBS will premiere "MAKERS: Women Who Make America," a television special that tells the compelling saga of the American women who led the march to equality over the past half-century. I attended a screening of the film earlier this month, and, well, here's a spoiler alert: You will be moved to tears.

New PBS Program Makers Puts Women's Movement in Context

Kate Kelly | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Kate Kelly

Makers: Women Who Make America is debuting on PBS on Tuesday night. Thus far, media coverage has focused on Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. The media has used this as an opportunity to draw attention to Sandberg's forthcoming book. What is missing here is context.

What Took So Long? Women's History From Those Who Made It

Martha Burk | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Martha Burk

February 26 marks the premiere of MAKERS: Women Who Make America, a documentary about how women took to the streets to transform society. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the series highlights women who have done extraordinary things.

You've Come a Long Way, Baby (Or Have You?)

Ruth Rosen | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Ruth Rosen

These days it may be hard for some to believe, but before the women's movement burst on the scene in the late 1960s, newspapers published ads for jobs on different pages, segregated by gender.

Do You Think The Women's Movement Is Still Relevant Today? (POLL)

Posted 02.15.2013 | MarloThomas

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