Ladies Who Inspire/Feminism
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Jane, Laraine, and Gilda. When I was a teenager, I had a record album with the best of Saturday Night Live's first season. I memorized all the skits and performed them in my bedroom for an audience of 0. I can do Laraine's Anna Freud skit for you right now, in fact. Sometimes a banana is just a banana, Anna.
RP: The original SNL women cast members: Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, and Gilda Radner.
2 OR 3 THINGS I KNOW
Thank you. Modern foot binding.
"Society's messages to women are sickening"
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Victoria Woodhull - USA - 1872: Woodhull was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement and the first woman to run for US President. She was on the "Equal Rights" ticket and had former slave Fredrick Douglass as Vice Presidential candidate. #womens #history #women in #politics If only these two would run in the next election!
Clarina Nichols. Reformer, journalist, made a name for herself writing about what would later become three life-defining passions: women's rights in child custody, married women's property rights, and equality in matters pertaining to public schools.
Clarina Nichols - Kansapedia - Kansas Historical Society
In 1931 Sue Eakin, a white girl in Louisiana, saw a dusty, old book called "Twelve Years a Slave." She found a copy for herself a bit later - and spent 70 years rescuing it from obscurity and doggedly proving it was factual. "Her passion was history, getting the history out.” In 1968 she got it back into print. In 2007, at 88, she published an edition with maps and pictures. She wrote in the acknowledgments, “Now Solomon and I can rest.” Two years later, she died. A great story at the click.
The Historian Who Unearthed 'Twelve Years a Slave'
Corrie Ten Boom helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust by hiding them in a secret room in her family's home. Eventually she was arrested and taken to concentration camps, including Ravensbruck. While imprisoned she held Bible studies using a small Bible she managed to sneak passed guards. After the war she aided Holocaust survivors, traveled as a public speaker to over sixty countries and wrote eight books. (Submitted by Michaela Jaros)
Joyforgivefullness: Forgiveness From the Heart of Corrie Ten Boom
Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who, after being gang-raped, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she prosecuted her attackers and used compensation money to start schools, a women's shelter and an organization to support women from around Pakistan. There is a chapter dedicated to telling her story in "Half the Sky."
"TEACHING WOMEN A LESSON: Thus unfolded the 'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the right to vote. For weeks, the women's only water came from an open pail. Their food--all of it colorless slop--was infested with worms." This is what women had to fight for, so don't tell me feminism is 'irrelevant' to you.
Thus unfolded the 'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the right to vote. For weeks, the women's only water came from an open pail. Their food--all of it colorless slop--was infested with worms.
Iran's Woman of the Year
Alice Paul Toasting Tennessee's Ratification of the 19th Amendment, August 1920: The leader of the suffrage movement's most militant wing, Alice Paul advocated "unladylike" tactics such as civil disobedience and hunger strikes. In 1920, she proposed an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, which has never been ratified
Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a long and difficult struggle.