The Passing of Rebecca Lubetkin, Pioneering Feminist

We write with heavy hearts to inform you that we lost Rebecca Lubetkin, colleague, educator, VFA board member and friend early this morning. Becky passed away peacefully in her sleep, resting beside her beloved Daniel with her daughters by her side. Although we can barely scratch the surface of her accomplishments and influence over the years, a link to [...]

2023-11-20T09:51:50-05:00November 20th, 2023|Uncategorized|

New Book by Katherine Turk on “The Women of NOW”

The Women of NOW: How Feminists Built an Organization that Transformed America, published on August 15, 2023 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Author Katherine Turk says, "I spent two decades researching NOW, a key force in history whose full story had never been told. The Women of NOW spotlights three diverse and lesser-known figures who worked to organize women across [...]

2023-08-29T09:02:31-04:00August 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|

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|

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|
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