Barbara Love, Activist and Author, Dies at 85

As an activist and an author, she was determined to demystify and normalize the lesbian experience, and to integrate it into the women’s movement. From The New York Times, Dec. 1, 2022 Barbara Love, a feminist activist who fought for gay rights and for lesbians to have a place — and a voice — in the women’s movement in its [...]

2022-12-02T07:54:28-05:00December 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Sheila Tobias is Remembered in New Obit from NYT

Sheila Tobias, Who Defined ‘Math Anxiety,’ Dies at 86 Feeling jittery about math — and altogether avoiding it — “is a serious handicap” that often affected women, she wrote in Ms. magazine in 1976, followed by a book on the subject. When Sheila Tobias finished her freshman year at Radcliffe College in 1954, her professor in a natural sciences [...]

2022-09-12T16:59:09-04:00September 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Barbara Ehrenreich, writer and activist, dies at 81

Barbara Ehrenreich, the author, activist and self-described “myth buster” who in such notable works as “Nickel and Dimed” and “Bait and Switch” challenged conventional thinking about class, religion and the very idea of an American dream, has died at age 81. See her Pioneer Histories page here. Ehrenreich died Thursday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, according to her son, the [...]

2022-09-12T11:52:54-04:00September 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Mary Ziegler Interview in Slate, July 19, 2022

The Real Reason Why the GOP Is Rushing to Pass Abortion Bans Without Exceptions for Rape BY MARK JOSEPH STERN JULY 19, 20221:29 PM The Supreme Court’s June 24 decision overruling Roe v. Wade unleashed an immediate and relentless flood of cruelty against pregnant Americans. Child victims of rape and incest, including a 10-year-old girl in Ohio, must cross state lines to obtain abortions. Patients undergoing a [...]

2022-07-23T15:30:09-04:00July 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Helen Ramirez-Odell, July 22,1942 – March 22, 2022

Helen Marie RAMIREZ-ODELL, age 79, of Chicago, Illinois passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her husband and daughter on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Helen was born July 22, 1942. Beloved wife to Paul A. Odell, loving mother to Moira (Ramirez) Melendez, beloved step-mother to Cyndi (Odell) Christel and Stephen (Merri) Odell, loving grandmother to Michael Melendez, Carson (Sarah), [...]

2022-03-30T14:15:28-04:00March 30th, 2022|Obituary|

Feminists Who Changed America by Barbara Love – Now an E-Book

Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975 Edited by Barbara J. Love University of Illinois Press Now available as an e-book from multiple sources: Amazon (Kindle) Barnes & Noble (Nook) Google Books The ultimate source of information on the modern women's movement Over 2200 Biographies of Feminist Leaders (Yes, all Leaders!) Countless QUOTES in leaders' own words 2,200 biographies with pictures of  [...]

2022-01-24T09:36:42-05:00January 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Exhibit of Kate Millett Fantasy Furniture, 1967

Salon 94 Design presents Fantasy Furniture, 1967, an exhibition of work by the late writer, activist, and Fluxus artist Kate Millett (b. 1934 – 2017). The exhibit runs from January 20 - March 5, 2022. Appointments can be scheduled here, and require proof of  Covid-19 vaccination. Widely known for her seminal feminist texts including Sexual Politics, 1970, Millett was also an accomplished artist and [...]

2022-01-20T08:43:43-05:00January 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Newly Released Documentary: “My Name Is Pauli Murray”

This 2021 Amazon Original Documentary film has just been released, and portrays Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray - non-binary Black lawyer, activist and poet who influenced both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall - as "One of the most remarkable and consequential figures in American 20th-century history." It is produced by the Academy Award Nominated Directors who gave us "RBG." Directors - Julie [...]

2021-10-08T11:29:35-04:00October 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Frances ‘Sissy’ Farenthold, Lodestar for Texas Liberals, Dies at 94

Frances “Sissy” Farenthold in 1997. (Courtesy of the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin) By Joe Holley Washington Post In 1972 and again in 1974, an ardently liberal Texas state legislator named Frances Tarlton Farenthold ran for governor on a platform that included imposing a [...]

2021-09-27T09:02:52-04:00September 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|
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