A Year to Remember -1917

A Year to Remember -1917

A lot of significant history was made in the year 1917 in the United States. One hundred year later, this historic year is commemorated in museums, history broadcasts, news feature stories and more. The focus seems to only acknowledge the United States entry into...

Ecofeminism- A Call to Action

As we begin to celebrate the reemergence of the verdant earth after its Winter dormancy, it seems propitious to explore the history and evolution of the concept of Ecofeminism. I admit only recently being introduced to this term, and to help understand it, I have...

Defeat and Despair–Overcoming Setbacks

The women were shocked and dismayed.  They felt the cause of women’s rights was set back terribly. “Where do we go from here?”, they asked.  Some of you may think this is about 2016, but history shares with us the example of two women’s rights giants of the 19th...

A Woman Runs for President

She was the first woman to run for president of the United States. Was your first thought about the candidate running in 2016?  Wrong!- the first American woman to run for President was Victoria C. Woodhull, in 1872. This little know figure was but a footnote in the...

Mothers of Non-Violent Protest

Before Gandhi marched for freedom from British rule in India, before the Civil Rights movement developed in the United States, there was a larger and more sustained non-violent protest :  The seventy–two year long Women’s Suffrage Movement in America.   Starting...