Despite initial dismissal toward the LGBT community and same-sex marriage, Asian Americans in California have become more supportive of the movement. Being reminded of their past exclusion from broader American society has helped with this acceptance.
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She was the first female agent to die in the line of duty and her colleagues call it doubly tragic because she was killed by friendly fire. Director J. Edgar Hoover kept the FBI ranks all male but today roughly 20 percent of agents are women.
The civil rights leader, an obstetrician, brought health care to poor sharecroppers during the Depression and battled racism and gender bias, says Diane Kiesel in the biography “She Can Bring Us Home.” Unfortunately, Ferebee’s life story died with her.
Married to the South African leader Nelson Mandela for almost 40 years, the activist’s tactics to end apartheid when her husband was imprisoned remain questioned, says Marlene Wagman-Geller in this excerpt from the book “Behind Every Great Man.”
When Nancy Alexander decided to look into her family history, little did she realize she’d discover her connection to Sarah Tyndale, just one of the many women whose stories never made it into the history books.
The idea of women’s inferiority is baked into our cultural history and still spews out at us from the Greek and Roman empires. We see it in the pressure for physical perfection, the abrogation of Title IX rights. Once we see these roots, we might be able to pull them out.
In a first for a State of the Union address, President Obama put a central focus on the role of women in the economy. But his message about needing child care as a national economic priority wasn’t just for women. It was for everybody.
“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” brings second-wave feminism dramatically back to life without any false sainthood. It links all of us together and intimates that it’s time for us third- and fourth-wave feminists to take to the streets, too.