Monday Matters from Laura Baxter, Executive Director

By 1970, second-wave feminists had inspired women and men across the United States. Whether in politics, in the media, in academia or in private households, women’s liberation was a hot topic of the day. The most intense struggle for feminists during the 1970s was the...

Wednesday’s Woman! By Laura Baxter, Executive Director

The spirit of Wednesday’s Woman is what drives the women’s movement, ending gender-based violence, and ensuring that we continue forward! “That Girl” star, Marlo Thomas is this week’s Wednesday’s Woman! Marlo may not have started out her career with the idea of...

Monday Matters from Laura Baxter, Executive Director

Just as the abolitionist movement made nineteenth-century women more aware of their lack of power and encouraged them to form the first women’s rights movement–sometimes called first-wave feminism–the protest movements of the 1960s inspired many women to...

Wednesday’s Woman!

The spirit of Wednesday’s Woman is what drives the women’s movement, ending gender-based violence, and ensuring that we continue forward! As the film and television industry boomed in the 1950s women were among the stars born and made famous in Hollywood! Women such...

Monday Matters from Laura Baxter, Executive Director

Though the 1950s was in many ways a period of conformity with traditional gender roles, it was also a decade of change, when discontent with the status quo was emerging. Popular culture and the mass media reinforced messages about traditional gender roles, consumer...
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