Category Archives: Feminist Legal History
Julia Ward Howe (b. May 27, 1819; d. Oct. 17, 1910) got the usual blogosphere attention around Mother’s Day — lots of “Arise, then, women of this day!” and Battle-Hymn-of-the-Republic-as peace-movement, etc. Howe articulated a special role for women … Continue reading
A writer, economist, and lecturer, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an early theorist of the feminist movement. According to The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society: Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was born in New England, a descendent of the prominent and influential Beecher … Continue reading
From her LA Times obituary: Evelyn Smith Munro, a longtime activist who fought for sharecroppers’ rights in one of the nation’s first racially integrated labor unions, died of natural causes Feb. 16 at her Laguna Beach home. She was 92. … Continue reading
With Drew Gilpin Faust’s appointment as President of Harvard, half of the eight Ivy League schools will have a woman as president.
Harvard’s announcement here. NYT story here. Update: Mary Dudziak had this on Friday, with some interesting links.
Volume I: The Woman Rebel, 1900-1928 The birth control crusader, feminist, and reformer Margaret Sanger was one of the most controversial and compelling figures inthe twentieth century. This first volume of The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger documents the critical … Continue reading
From the Museum’s webpage: The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, on Capitol Hill, explores the evolving role of women and their contributions to society through the continuing, and often untold, story of women’s pursuit for equality. The Museum is the … Continue reading
Fourteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women Continuities and Changes June 12-15, 2008 – Conference Homepage CALL FOR PAPERS The 14th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, “Continuities and Changes” will be held June 12-15, 2008, at the … Continue reading
Aspazia at Mad Melancholic Feminista has a post up about a research project she undertook about the life of William Jennings Bryan Henrie, a Pre-Roe abortion-performing doctor from Grove, Oklahoma. You can read about the series on the interviews she … Continue reading
A local politician, Charleston SC City Councilor Larry Shirley, recently made this public pronouncement, which he later characterized as “starting a dialogue about reducing crime”: â€œWe pick up stray animals and spay them. These mothers need to be spayed if … Continue reading
As you got up on September 22, I doubt you gave a thought to Judith Catchpole. Ever hear of her? On September 22, 1656 in the Royal Colony of Maryland she was tried for the murder of … Continue reading