Women’s History

On Second Thought, Interviewers Should Ask People about Feminism: A Response to Riley Holden

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My friend and colleague, Riley Holden recently wrote an article for Feminist Fever about why interviewers should not ask female celebrities if they are feminists.  Riley, as usual, made a lot of excellent points.  Nevertheless, I still believe that interviewers should ask public figures about feminism – and do it intelligently.  As long as we […]

Seneca Falls 1848 – Never Let Anyone Forget

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1848 was a year of revolution in the Western world. Numerous European countries revolted against royalism and class oppression. The Communist Manifesto was published. Irish immigration to America skyrocketed as The Potato Famine ravaged the beautiful island. And Thaddeus Stevens, the outspoken, uncompromising abolitionist, was elected to Congress. But nothing was a revolutionary as what […]

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

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Alice Paul was hardcore. In 1916, she decided that Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association was too moderate. Thus, in an effort to be more radical, she formed the National Women’s Party. Paul believed that suffrage would not be obtained by merely lobbying for it; she knew that it needed […]