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12/18/2014 American Apparel Hired Its First-Ever Woman Chief Executive to Replace Dov Charney
Six months after retail store American Apparel fired its chief executive and founder Dov Charney, the company has hired retail executive Paula Schneider as a replacement. Schneider, who will become American Apparel's first female chief executive, will take over the position as of January 5. Charney had led American Apparel since 1998 and became well-known from American Apparel's sexist advertising and from several sexual harassment lawsuits and sexual assault accusations against him by former employees....
12/18/2014 Obama's Judicial Appointments Most Diverse in History
Congress came to a close on Tuesday night with the Senate confirmation of 12 new federal judges and 12 executive appointments - including Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General, Sarah Saldana as head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Tony Blinken as deputy Secretary of State....
12/16/2014 Thousands Marched for Justice in Washington, DC in the Wake of Fatal Police Violence
On Saturday, December 13, the National Action Network (NAN), NAACP, and other civil rights organizations led the Justice For All March in Washington, DC....
12/2/2014 President Obama Meets with Ferguson Activists and Announces Policing Reforms
Following the non-indictment of former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the White House announced a national plan for police reform. On Monday, President Barack Obama announced a plan that involves $75 million to equip 50,000 police officers with body cameras....
11/25/2014 Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
The following is the statement of Eleanor Smeal, the Founder and President of the Feminist Majority Foundation: "The Feminist Majority Foundation is outraged at the decision not to indict Darren Wilson. This should have been a public trial....
11/24/2014 Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

The following is the statement of Eleanor Smeal, the Founder and President of the Feminist Majority Foundation.


"The Feminist Majority Foundation is outraged at the decision not to indict Darren Wilson. This should have been a public trial....
11/19/2014 Ms. Wonder Awards Honor Young Grassroots Leaders in Anti-Violence, Fair Wage Movements
"I don't think I've ever been in a room with so much personal history, and so much future," Gloria Steinem opened. Today, Ms....
10/31/2014 Federal Judge Exempts Another Catholic University from Birth Control Coverage
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Ave Maria University, a Catholic university in Florida, does not have to comply with federal rules meant to ensure that covered employees can exercise their right to obtain birth control at no cost. The Affordable Care Act requires all new health insurance plans to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives - such as the pill, emergency contraceptives, and IUDs - without charging co-pays, deductibles or co-insurance....
10/31/2014 Women of Color in Tennessee Are United in Opposition to Amendment 1
Just days before the general election in Tennessee, a coalition of community leaders, clergy, and advocates led a press conference encouraging women of color to vote no on Amendment 1, a dangerous and far-reaching measure on the state's ballot. SisterReach, a grassroots organization focused on "empowering, organizing, and mobilizing women and girls in the community around their reproductive and sexual health to make informed decisions about themselves," organized the press conference "to call attention to the unique concerns Black and poor communities throughout Shelby County and across the state of Tennessee face on a daily basis" and to emphasize how the upcoming election "could further limit [black women's] reproductive, economic, political, and social autonomy." "We assemble today to impress upon black women and women of color, many of whom are heads of households, to get out and vote," said SisterReacher Founder and CEO Cherisse Scott at the event. SisterReach has been educating voters about the particularly dangerous impact of Amendment 1 on women of color....
10/24/2014 Potential Ballot Measure in DC Would Raise Minimum Wage to $15
Low-wage workers in Washington, DC might see a significant increase in their pay, thanks to national labor rights group Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC). This month, the DC Board of Elections approved language submitted by a local chapter of ROC to raise the minimum wage in the District to $15/hour by 2019....
10/21/2014 Hulu Silences Rape Survivor Speaking Out Against Anti-Abortion Amendment 67 in Colorado
Hulu, an online, ad-supported streaming service, has refused to run an advertisement from the "No on 67" campaign in Colorado, citing the company's policy regarding "controversial" political positions on issues like abortion. In a letter to the CEO of Hulu, dated October 10, the Vote No on 67 Campaign, which is supported by the Feminist Majority Foundation, asked the company to reconsider its unwillingness to air a 35-second spot featuring a rape survivor's testimony about the far-reaching impact of Colorado's proposed Amendment 67....
9/24/2014 Largest-Ever Global Study of Gender in Film Illuminates a Persistent Sexism Problem
The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (GDIGM) convened its second annual Global Symposium on Gender in Media Tuesday, issuing the full results of its inaugural study of female depictions in global popular film....
9/23/2014 Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President's Desk
The Senate on Thursday voted to renew the Debbie Smith Act, aimed at cutting the backlog of untested rape kits....
9/18/2014 The NFL Missed an Opportunity for Diversity in Forming Its Violence Against Women Advisory Board
National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Monday the appointment of a four-person advisory board tasked with leading the organization's reforms in the area of domestic violence and sexual assault....
9/15/2014 Hundreds of Activists Rallied for the ERA This Weekend
Hundreds of Equal Rights Amendment supporters converged on the West Lawn of the Capitol Saturday to renew the fight for full equality for women in the US Constitution. Veterans and military sexual assault survivors kicked off the ceremony with an emotional reading of fallen female soldiers from the Vietnam War until now. "It never rains on the spirit of equal justice!" Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal, the keynote speaker, told the crowd....
9/12/2014 Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide For Premature Delivery
An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide after she delivered prematurely and sought hospital treatment. Purvi Patel, 33, sought help at an emergency room for vaginal bleeding where it was discovered that she had delivered prematurely at home....
8/28/2014 New Report Urges US Military to Allow Transgender Personnel to Serve Openly
A recent report concluded that the US military has the resources it needs to allow transgender personnel to serve openly....
8/20/2014 Statement of Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal on Ferguson, Missouri

The following is a statement by our Founder and President, Eleanor Smeal, on the events in Ferguson, Missouri.


The Feminist Majority Foundation calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to conduct a thorough, unbiased investigation into the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. The killing of Michael Brown and the blundered, militarized response by law enforcement to the call for justice is a tragic reminder that in many African American communities across the nation, the police themselves can be a threat. Given the distrust of the police by the local African American community, the close ties between the St....
8/20/2014 Statement of Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal on Ferguson, Missouri

The following is a statement by our Founder and President, Eleanor Smeal, on the events in Ferguson, Missouri.


The Feminist Majority Foundation calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to conduct a thorough, unbiased investigation into the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. The killing of Michael Brown and the blundered, militarized response by law enforcement to the call for justice is a tragic reminder that in many African American communities across the nation, the police themselves can be a threat. Given the distrust of the police by the local African American community, the close ties between the St....
7/29/2014 Women Just Won Big In Mississippi
Feminist Majority Foundation leaders are elated by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding a preliminary injunction against a Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider) law that would have closed the only abortion clinic in the state....
7/29/2014 Women Just Won Big In Mississippi
Feminist Majority Foundation leaders are elated by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding a preliminary injunction against a Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider) law that would have closed the only abortion clinic in the state....
7/8/2014 Pope Begs Forgiveness of Sexual Abuse Survivors, But Survivors Want Action
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) called on Pope Francis yesterday to take "tangible steps" to prevent widespread sexual abuse by clergy members instead of asking for forgiveness from victims. Yesterday Pope Francis met with six people who were sexually abused by clergy members as children to ask for their forgiveness....
6/26/2014 SCOTUS Decision Endangers Women And Healthcare Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2014 Contact: J.T....

6/19/2014 American Apparel CEO Dov Charney Fired Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Following sexual misconduct allegations, American Apparel's founder and Chief Operating Officer Dov Charney has been fired. The company's executive board voted Wednesday to remove Charney from the position....
6/4/2014 Poll Shows Widespread Online Harassment of Women
A recently released poll by Rad Campaign, Lincoln Park Strategies, and Craig Newmark of Craigconnects reveals that women experience of majority of online harassment - and that the impact can be devastating. The poll found that 25 percent of all Americans have experienced a form of harassment online; of them, a whopping 57 percent are women....
5/5/2014 Celebrities Join Coalition of Women's Rights, LGBT Groups to Protest Brunei's Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman Penal Code
Los Angeles, CA - Celebrities, including Jay Leno and Frances Fisher, joined Eleanor Smeal, president of Feminist Majority, Mavis Leno, and a host of women's rights and LGBT leaders in a rally today across from the Beverly Hills Hotel to demand the Sultan of Brunei rescind a Taliban-like Brunei penal code, that includes the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians and the public flogging of women who have abortions....
5/5/2014 Celebrities Join Coalition of Women's Rights, LGBT Groups to Protest Brunei's Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman Penal Code
Los Angeles, CA - Celebrities, including Jay Leno and Frances Fisher, joined Eleanor Smeal, president of Feminist Majority, Mavis Leno, and a host of women's rights and LGBT leaders in a rally today across from the Beverly Hills Hotel to demand the Sultan of Brunei rescind a Taliban-like Brunei penal code, that includes the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians and the public flogging of women who have abortions....
5/2/2014 Ellie Smeal, Mavis and Jay Leno, Dolores Huerta, and Others Will Speak at #StopTheSultan Rally
Los Angeles, CA - The Feminist Majority, which has pulled its annual event from the Beverly Hills Hotel -- owned by the Sultan of Brunei -- will hold a rally at noon on May 5 across from the hotel, to urge the Sultan to rescind a Taliban-like Brunei penal code, that includes the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians and the public flogging of women who have abortions. The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, and the Brunei Investment Agency, owns the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Bel-Air Hotel and other Dorchester Collection Properties....
4/10/2014 Women's Rights Groups Pressure Walmart to Improve Pregnant Worker Policies
Following a class action lawsuit filed by A Better Balance, the National Women's Law Center, and local counsel,Walmart has updated its worker accommodation policy to explicitly make women eligible for a reasonable accommodation if she experiences a temporary disability caused by pregnancy....
3/6/2014 Three More Texas Abortion Clinics Forced To Close
Three more abortion clinics in Texas have been forced to close this week, thanks to extreme restrictions passed last summer....
11/20/2013 Albuquerque Voters Defeat Anti-Abortion Ballot Measure
Last night, voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico defeated an unprecedented ballot measure that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks and contained no exceptions for rape, incest, or the health of the woman....
11/20/2013 Feminist Majority Foundation Celebrates Gloria Steinem's Presidential Medal of Freedom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2013 WASHINGTON -- Feminist Majority Foundation today applauded and celebrated Ms....
9/16/2013 Pakistan to Release Head of Taliban Military Operations
Pakistan announced last week that it would free captured Taliban commander Mullah Adbul Ghani Baradar later this month....
6/27/2013 Dorothy Jonas, Feminist Majority Foundation Board Member, Feminist Champion, Remembered
One of the founding board members of the Feminist Majority Foundation in 1987, longtime feminist activist Dorothy Jonas died on June 22 (1921 - 2013)....
6/20/2013 Personhood Ohio Raising Funds with Assault Rifle Auction
Patrick Johnston, founder of the anti-choice group Personhood Ohio, sent an email this past weekend to members asking them to purchase assault rifles and ammunition as part of a new fundraising effort for the organization. "I'm selling some of my favorite things," he wrote....
4/29/2013 Mary Thom, Former Ms. Magazine Executive Editor, Dies at 68
Mary Thom, one of the longest serving editors of Ms. Magazine, died in a motorcycle crash over the weekend....
4/22/2013 Global Heroes Honored in LA
An Afghan rapper....
4/8/2013 Mariam Chamberlain, Pioneer for Women's Studies, Dies
Dr....
1/3/2013 Domino's Pizza Founder Wins Injunction Against ACA
Tom Monaghan, founder of the Domino's Pizza franchise, was awarded a temporary restraining order by a federal judge on Sunday against the provision under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires employers to provide birth control coverage....
12/3/2012 Revenge Porn Website to Feature Home Addresses
A controversial website featuring nude photographs from failed past relationships is relaunching within the month and will include the home addresses of the people pictured on the site....
10/26/2012 President Obama Endorses Marriage Equality on the Ballot
Yesterday, President Obama's campaign released three statements announcing his endorsement of state ballot initiatives to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, Washington, and Maine....
10/15/2012 Masked Men Attack Coming Out Day Party in Moscow
On Thursday, two dozen masked men stormed a popular gay bar in Moscow and beat patrons, injuring 10 and sending four to the hospital....
10/5/2012 Women on Waves Turned Away from Port
Moroccan authorities escorted a sailboat from Women on Waves out of the port of Smir on Thursday....
9/10/2012 Chicago Teachers Strike for First Time in 25 Years
For the first time since 1987, Chicago's public school teachers went to picket lines this morning instead of classrooms. 25,000 public school teachers went on strike after contract negotiations Sunday night failed to reach a compromise....
6/19/2012 Scalia Says Roe v. Wade Does Not Have Precedential Value
In his new book, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia writes that the court should not give stare decisis effect, or precedential value, to Roe v....
6/14/2012 Report Shows Best and Worst G20 Countries for Girls
A global poll released yesterday found that of the G20 countries, India is the most dangerous country for girls and women's rights and Canada offers the most protections....
6/13/2012 Senate Holds ENDA Hearing
A US Senate hearing held yesterday on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) marked the first time a transgender person testified before the Senate....
5/21/2012 Open Letter to Obama, Karzai Urges Women's Inclusion in Afghanistan Talks
Amnesty International issued an open letter to President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai at their "Shadow Summit" Saturday urging both leaders to safeguard women's rights....
5/21/2012 Shadow Afghan Summit Focuses on Women's Voices
The Shadow Summit hosted by Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) brought women's voices to the NATO Summit....
5/18/2012 Women's Leaders to Speak at Shadow Summit
Amnesty International is staging a "Shadow Summit" this Sunday, May 20, in Chicago to emphasize to NATO Summit leaders that Afghan women's and girls' needs must be front and center in all planning....
3/26/2012 Press Advisory: Women, Money & Power Forum and 25th Anniversary Luncheon
WHAT: The Women, Money, and Power Forum, organized by the Feminist Majority and co-sponsored by 51 organizations featuring leaders of national organizations, key activists, and political leaders. WHO: 25th Anniversary Luncheon Noon to 2:00PM honoring Senators Barbara Mikulski and Barbara Boxer; Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney; and AFL-CIO Vice President Arlene Holt Baker. WHERE: Capital Hilton Hotel (1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036) WHEN: March 29, 2012 9:00AM � 5:30PM Forum I - Bishops, Politicians, and the War on Women's Health 10:00 AM -11:45AM * Ellie Smeal, President, Feminist Majority * Dawn Laguens, Vice President Public Policy, Advocacy and Communications, Planned Parenthood Federation of America * Kathy Bonk, President, Communications Consortium Media Center * Sandra Fluke, President, Georgetown University Law Students for Reproductive Choice * Callie Otto, President, Students for Choice, Catholic University of America * Barbara Blaine, President, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) * Barry Lynn, President, Americans United for Separation of Church and State Forum II - Taking Action to Build the 2012 Women�s Vote 2:30 PM � 3:15PM * Linda Hallman, President/ CEO, American Association of University Women * Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation * Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director and Co-Founder, MomsRising * Kathy Spillar, Executive Vice President, Feminist Majority * Terry O'Neill, President, National Organization for Women (NOW) Forum Plenary III - 2012 Ballot Measures - Stopping the War on Women at the Ballot Box 3:25 PM-4:25 PM * Reproductive Rights � Megan Darby, Ballot Initiative and Opposition Research Manager, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & duVergne Gaines, Campus Director, Feminist Majority Foundation * Workers' Rights � Marietta English, Vice President of American Federation of Teachers * Equal Marriage � Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Forum Closing Plenary - Year of the Woman 2012: Another Anita Hill Moment? 4:30PM�5:30PM * Debbie Walsh, Center for American Women and Politics * Dr....
3/6/2012 Rape in the Military Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court Today
A press conference was held at the National Press Conference today to announce a new lawsuit being filed in the US District Court in Washington, DC on behalf of eight current and former members of the Navy and Marine Corps....
3/1/2012 HERvotes Coalition Press Conference Held Today
This morning, a coalition of 51 national women's organizations under the banner of HERvotes held a press conference at the National Press Club to announce an unprecedented effort to mobilize women voters on Health and Economic Rights - HERvotes- in 2012....
3/1/2012 Women Leaders Vow to Fight Back Against Assaults
As the Senate prepared to vote on the Blunt Amendment, a coalition of over 50 women's organizations held a press conference to announce an unprecedented drive to mobilize women voters on the ground and online around Health and Economic Rights - HERvotes - in 2012....
2/2/2012 Komen Foundation to Stop Grants to PPFA
Yesterday the Susan G....
1/19/2012 Operation Rescue Launches Anti-Abortion Website
Operation Rescue, an extremist anti-abortion group, has launched a website - abortiondocs.org - which lists the photographs and addresses of abortion providers, as well as maps to find their places of business....
1/17/2012 Anti-Abortion Ads to Air During Super Bowl
According to the Washington Post, Randall Terry, the founder of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, will be campaigning for president in order to take advantage of a Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Communications Act that allows candidates to run even graphic campaign ads in the 45 days prior to the primary election in the state....
11/2/2011 Global Gender Gap Report Released
The World Economic Forum released the annual Global Gender Gap Report 2011 on Tuesday....
10/17/2011 Hundreds Rally to Fight Abortion Law
Abortion rights supporters tell Governor McDonnell to reject politically motivated regulations on Virginia's women's health centers The Virginia Coalition to Protect Women's Health rallied with hundreds of supporters in Richmond on Saturday, October 15 to demand that lawmakers stop the war on women's reproductive health and rights....
9/27/2011 Africa's First Woman Nobel Prize Winner Dies
Africa's first woman Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, died at age 71 of cancer on Sunday....
9/23/2011 First Republican to Cosponsor DOMA Repeal
For the first time, the bill to repeal the Respect for Marriage Act, which repeals the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), has a Republican co-sponsor: Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida....
9/15/2011
HERvotes, launched on August 25th in recognition of the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, with 21 women's organizations, has expanded to 31 organizations, adding to its numbers the YWCA USA, the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Business and Professional Women's Foundation, NARAL ProChoice America, the National Association of Social Workers, SisterSong, and Advocates for Youth....
9/15/2011 Feminist Activists Protest Clinic Regulations in Richmond
Speak Out for Women, sponsored by the Virginia Coalition for Women's Health, attracted hundreds yesterday in Richmond to protest draft regulations for the state's abortion providers....
8/25/2011 Coalition of Women's Groups Launches HERvotes
At an audio news conference yesterday afternoon, a coalition of some 20 women's organizations announced a new effort, HERvotes, to mobilize women voters in 2012 around preserving women's Health and Economic Rights (HER rights)....
7/28/2011 Statement by Eleanor Smeal on Sudden Death of Richard Estrada Chavez
The Feminist Majority Foundation is deeply saddened by the unexpected death, resulting from complications after minor surgery, of its dear friend and supporter Richard Chavez, the life partner of Dolores Huerta, a co-founder and board member of the Feminist Majority Foundation and its sister organization, the Feminist Majority....
7/13/2011 7 Students Arrested While Protesting Immigration Policies
At the San Bernardino Valley College campus yesterday, seven undocumented students were arrested for unlawful assembly and blocking traffic while protesting immigration policies....
7/11/2011 UN Women Lacks Necessary Funding
Six months after the creation of UN Women (UNW), a special agency for women started by the United Nations, the agency lacks the voluntary funding necessary to complete its 2011-2013 Strategic Plan, to assist countries in achieving gender equality and women's empowerment. Initially, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had set a 500 million dollar target as an annual budget for UNW, but the agency has only received around 80 million dollars....
5/12/2011 Rape in the Congo Much Higher than UN Reports
A study published in the American Journal of Public Health revealed that in the Democratic Republic of Congo, women are raped at a rate 26 times higher than the rate of 16,000 rapes yearly reported by the United Nations (UN)....
2/2/2011 Anti-Abortion Rights Groups Seeks to Discredit Planned Parenthood
Live Action, an anti-abortion rights group, is distributing an edited undercover video that appears to show an employee at a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey advising paid actors posing as a pimp and a prostitute on where they can obtain abortion services for girls under the age of 14 and illegal immigrants....
1/28/2011 Women Still a Scarce Presence at Davos
Although the number of women participants at the World Economic Forum, beginning on January 26 in Davos, Switzerland, has nearly doubled since 2001, women are still scarce at the event....
12/9/2010 DREAM Act Passes in the House
The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM) passed in the House by a vote of 216-198 late yesterday....
12/7/2010 Possibility of DREAM Act Taken Up by Congress
This week, Congress is expected to take up the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM) of 2009.The DREAM Act, introduced by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) in 2001, would give eligible immigrants conditional permanent resident status and the opportunity to attend college or join the military....
9/15/2010 Maloney and Kuster Win Big
Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, won big in her primary last night with over 80% of the vote....
8/10/2010 Miss Africa USA to Raise Awareness about Female Genital Mutilation
Fatoumata Souma of the Republic of Guinea-Conakry was crowned Miss Africa USA late last month with a platform of raising awareness in the United States about female genital mutilation in Africa....
6/16/2010 Iranian Woman Activist, Narges Mohammadi, Arrested On Thursday
Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian journalist and prominent human rights activist, was arrested on June 10th by Intelligence Ministry Officials at her home in Tehran....
6/9/2010 International Call for Improved Women's Health, Gates Foundation Donates $1.5 Billion
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a new joint collaboration to address women's and children's health during his opening address for the second global Women Deliver conference this week in Washington, DC....
5/6/2010 Feminist Global Heroes Honored
On May 4, at a dinner event in Los Angeles, the Feminist Majority Foundation gave its sixth annual Eleanor Roosevelt awards to three women and one man who have distinguished themselves in service of global women's rights. The awardees were novelist/activist Khaled Hosseini, feminist and labor organizer Dolores Huerta, formerly imprisoned Iranian graduate student activist Esha Momeni and Ms....
4/20/2010 Dorothy Height Remembered for Her Many Contributions to the Women's Movement
The feminist movement mourns the loss of Dorothy Height, a dear friend and champion of civil rights and women's rights, who died today at age 98....
2/11/2010 Class Action Discrimination Complaint Filed Against Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
A group of female and Hispanic Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) employees filed a class action complaint yesterday against their employer with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination....
1/22/2010 McCain Women Ruffle Feathers with Support of No on 8 Campaign
Cindy McCain, the wife of 2008 presidential candidate John McCain, announced her endorsement of the No on 8 Campaign this week with a provocative ad on the group’s website....
1/21/2010 Anti-Choice Tim Tebow Ad to Air During Superbowl
Focus on the Family will air a 30 second anti-choice ad featuring University of Florida football star Tim Tebow during the Superbowl....
1/15/2010 Noushin Ebadi and Mourning Mothers Released From Prison
Noushin Ebadi, sister of human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, and all arrested members of the activist group Mourning Mothers were released from prison yesterday....
1/11/2010 Iranian Women Activists Arrested
At least 33 Iranian women activists were arrested yesterday during a peaceful protest in Tehran....
1/7/2010 EMILY's List President Ellen Malcolm Announces Retirement
EMILY's List founder and president Ellen Malcolm announced yesterday that she will step down as the president of the organization....
1/5/2010 Feminist Theologian Mary Daly Dies
Radical lesbian feminist theologian Mary Daly died at age 81 on January 3rd....
11/11/2009 AMA Votes to Oppose "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
The American Medical Association (AMA) voted yesterday in favor of repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and proclaimed that existing bans on gay marriage negatively affect the health of the LGBTQ community....
10/29/2009 Swiss Fund to Support Firms with Female Directors
Swiss investment company Naissance Capital has announced it will launch a fund to invest in firms with women board members and to encourage other firms to increase gender diversity among company leadership....
10/9/2009 Women Targeted by "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
Department of Defense data obtained by the Palm Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara shows that proportionately more women were discharged from the military under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in 2008 than men....
9/29/2009 George Tiller Receives IPPF Medal of Honor
George Tiller, MD was honored posthumously by the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) in Washington, DC, last weekend with the Medal of Honor for "outstanding individual contribution to sexual and reproductive health." The Medal of Honor is one of the highest honors given by IPPF/WHR....
9/16/2009 LGBT, Disability Rights Scholar Nominated to EEOC
The White House announced Monday that President Obama intends to nominate Chai Feldblum, law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, for Commissioner of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)....
8/26/2009 Randall Terry Ejected from Town Hall Meeting
Randall Terry, the founder of the militant anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, was ejected from a town hall meeting held by Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) and former governor Howard Dean (D-VT) on Tuesday night....
7/29/2009 Iranian Women's Rights Activist Released from Prison
Iranian women's rights activist, lawyer, and journalist Shadi Sadr was released from prison yesterday, eleven days after she was beaten and arrested while walking to a prayer service in Tehran....
6/22/2009 Iranian Human Rights Leader Calls for New Elections
Iranian human rights leader Shirin Ebadi is calling for the Iranian government to void the presidential election results and hold a new vote overseen by international watchdogs....
6/9/2009 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Honored with Alice Award
The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum presented Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with its Alice Award yesterday, honoring her for putting "eighteen million cracks in the glass ceiling." The museum also recognized Clinton's support for the establishment of the Save America's Treasures program in the 1990s, which designated the Sewall-Belmont House as one of four national preservation projects....
5/15/2009 Randall Terry Plans to Target Obama's Notre Dame Speech
Randall Terry, the founder of the militant anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, is planning to "make a circus" out of President Obama's Sunday commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame....
4/6/2009 First US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Confirmed
Melanne Verveer was confirmed by the Senate Friday as the United State's first Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues....
3/26/2009 Feminist Majority Foundation to Hold Press Conference with Dr. Sima Samar
On Friday, March 27, the Feminist Majority Foundation will hold a press conference at the National Press Club on Afghan women and girls at a crucial time of U.S....
2/9/2009 Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Established by President Obama
President Obama announced late last week that he plans to maintain and expand President Bush's Office on Faith Based Initiatives....
1/13/2009 ACLU Files Trafficking Victims Protection Act Suit
The American Civil Liberties Union charged in a suit filed yesterday that some funds distributed through the Trafficking Victims Protection Act by the Department of Health and Human Services were in violation of the separation of church and state....
12/17/2008 Feminists Concerned About Appointments of Women and Recovery Package
Only three vacancies remain in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet, and women have been appointed to only four of the filled positions, which is less than even President Clinton's appointees in 1992 and equal to President Bush's appointees in 2000....
11/26/2008 Emily's List Executive Director Named White House Communications Director
Ellen Moran, Executive Director of Emily's List since 2005, was named as the next White House Communications Director by President-Elect Barack Obama Saturday....
11/21/2008 Discrimination Lawsuit Settled Against eHarmony, New Suit Looms
A lawsuit that charged online matchmaking service eHarmony with discriminating against gay and lesbian individuals was settled yesterday....
11/11/2008 Dr. Sima Samar Wins 2008 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award
Dr Sima Samar's selection as the winner of the 2008 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award (ADRHA) was announced Monday by Taiwan Foundation for Democracy Chairman Wang Jin-pyng....
9/5/2008 Hundreds, Including Journalist Amy Goodman, Arrested at Republican National Convention
More than 800 were arrested at the Republican National Convention this week....
8/28/2008 Long Time Anti-Abortion Militant and Operation Rescue Founder Arrested at DNC
Randall Terry, the founder of the militant anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, was arrested at the Democratic National Convention after leading a sit-in that would have blocked a convention center entrance....
8/28/2008 Pioneering Activist Del Martin Dies
Del Martin, a pioneering activist for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and feminist movements in the United States, passed away yesterday....
8/21/2008 New Challenge Filed to Reopen H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College
A new challenge was filed Wednesday to reopen H....
4/15/2008 Anti-Sexual Assault Organization Launches Online Counseling Hotline
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the US, launched an online counseling service yesterday....
2/25/2008 Civil Rights Leader Johnnie Carr Dies at 97
Civil rights champion Johnnie Carr died Friday night in Montgomery, Alabama....
2/8/2008 Iran Shuts Down Feminist Magazine
The Iranian government forced Irans influential womens magazine Zanan ("Women" in Farsi) to close down last week....
10/22/2007 133 Activists Participate in Global Leadership Conference
133 student activists participated in a global leadership conference this weekend at Brown University....
10/10/2007 CODEPINK Activists Refused Entry to Canada
CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin and fellow peace activist Ann Wright, a retired colonel and former US diplomat, were recently turned back when trying to enter Canada at Niagara Falls....
9/13/2007 CODEPINK Members Arrested at Iraq Hearings
Cindy Sheehan and 9 other activists were arrested on Monday by Capitol Police for allegedly disturbing a House hearing on the war in Iraq....
9/12/2007 Anita Roddick, 64, Dies of Brain Hemorrhage
Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, died in a Chichester hospital on Monday after suffering a brain hemorrhage....
7/6/2007 Civil Rights Group Examines Diversity in Media
In order to bring attention to the importance of, and lack of, diversity in mainstream media, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) sponsored a town hall meeting in Washington, DC last Friday....
6/25/2007 Feminist and Education Equity Pioneer Joy Simonson Dies
Joy Simonson died on June 24, 2007 after many accomplishments on behalf of Title IX and the women's rights movement....
5/18/2007 Feminist Majority Foundation Hosts Third Global Awards Dinner
Co-chaired by Jay and Mavis Leno, the Feminist Majority Foundation's third Global Women's Rights Awards honored four extraordinary women's rights leaders in Beverly Hills on Monday....
5/3/2007 Italian Women Opposing Military Base Bring Fight to Washington
Women leaders of an Italian grassroots movement to protest construction of an American military base in Vicenza, Italy arrived in Washington this week to plead their case on Capitol Hill....
4/3/2007 UFW Co-Founder Dolores Huerta Recognized for Labor Organizing and Activism
A resolution honoring Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Cesar Chavez, has been introduced in the US House of Representatives....
3/26/2007 Young Women Gather in DC for Successful Leadership Conference
The Feminist Majority Foundation's Choices Campus Program hosted over 375 students at the National Young Women's Leadership Conference: From Campus to Congress on March 24 and 25....
3/23/2007 DC: Young Women to Learn About Leadership from Campus to Congress
The Feminist Majority Foundation's National Young Women's Leadership Conference: From Campus to Congress will start tomorrow, kicking off an exciting weekend of plenary sessions, workshops, and guest speakers....
3/19/2007 Anti-War Protestors Gathered Around the World
Anti-war protesters across the country and around the world gathered Saturday to mark the four-year anniversary of the war in Iraq....
2/26/2007 Two Women Allegedly Gang-Raped by Iraqi Security Forces
Two alleged gang rapes of Iraqi women by national security forces caused an uproar in Iraq last week....
2/13/2007 Harriett Woods Remembered
Feminists were saddened by the death of Harriett Woods, 79, from leukemia....
1/25/2007 Peace Activists Mobilize for Weekend Protests
United for Peace and Justice, CodePink, and other anti-war organizers are mobilizing activists for actions across the country this weekend....
10/31/2006 Reproductive Rights Pioneer Dies
Jane Hodgson, MD, a longtime crusader for abortion rights, died last week at the age of 91....
10/16/2006 Zimbabwe Parliamentarian Claims Women's Inferiority
Timothy Mubhawu, a member of parliament (MP) in Zimbabwe, is insisting that the national assembly reject a bill that would criminalize domestic violence....
10/13/2006 CODEPINK's 'Give Peace a Vote' Campaign Gains Momentum
The women's peace group CODEPINK has received a huge response to its online campaign to create an anti-war voting bloc....
9/14/2006 Former Texas Governor and Feminist Leader Ann Richards Dies
Former Texas Governor and feminist leader Ann Richards died Wednesday after a six-month long struggle with esophageal cancer....
9/11/2006 Ban on Women at Mecca Met with Resistance; Officials Reconsider
Women Muslims across the world have spoken out against recent proposals in Saudi Arabia to ban women from praying at the most sacred shrine for Muslims, the Grand Mosque in Mecca....
7/27/2006 Labor Unions Oppose Anti-Choice Ballot Initiative
Feminist leaders successfully convinced California unions this week to take a stand against an anti-choice measure that will be on the California ballot this November....
7/25/2006 ABA Task Force Finds Recent Presidential 'Signing Statements' Bad for Democracy
A task force of the American Bar Association (ABA) released a report yesterday highly critical of recent presidential 'signing statements'....
7/24/2006 NOW Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Hundreds of feminists gathered in Albany, New York this past weekend to celebrate the National Organization for Women's 40th anniversary....
5/24/2006 HIV/AIDS Activists Put Focus on Feminization of Epidemic
HIV/AIDS activists and advocacy groups held a press conference yesterday to draw attention to the feminization of the global epidemic prior to a review of global AIDS policy by the United Nations at the end of the month....
5/10/2006 Innovative Abortion Rights Leader Lawrence Lader Dies at 86
Lawrence Lader, a pioneer in the fight for abortion rights who in 1966 wrote the groundbreaking book on legalizing abortion, died on Sunday at the age of 86 of colon cancer....
4/5/2006 Gloria Steinem Receives Ron Ridenhour Courage Award
Gloria Steinem was awarded the Ron Ridenhour Courage Award yesterday....
3/15/2006 Mexico Compensates Rape Victim for Denying Her Right to an Abortion
Nearly seven years after Paulina Ramirez became pregnant from a rape attack in her home by a heroin addict, the Mexican government has agreed to pay her reparations for forcing her to carry the pregnancy to term....
2/3/2006 Thousands of Women Worldwide Sign Anti-War Rallying Call
The women's peace group CodePink has launched a massive anti-Iraq war petition campaign called "Women Say No to War." The group aims to gather 100,000 signatures from women worldwide by March 8, International Womens Day, at which point the petition will go to the White House and to US embassies....
11/23/2005 First Woman Conscientious Objector Resists Deployment to Iraq
Army National Guard Specialist Katherine Jashinski is the first woman conscientious objector to the Iraq war....
11/9/2005 Parental Notification, Redistricting Ballot Measures Fail in California
In an impressive victory for women's health advocates, voters in California defeated a ballot measure (proposition 73) that would have required doctors to notify the parents of young women under the age of 18 before performing an abortion....
9/15/2005 Iraqi Womens Minister Concerned About Women's Rights in Draft Constitution
Azhar al-Sheikhly, Iraq's Minister of State for Women's Affairs, expressed concerns on Tuesday about women's rights under the draft Iraqi constitution in a discussion on human rights and the constitution sponsored by the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and the Iraqi Women's Caucus....
9/7/2005 California Legislature Passes Bill Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
California's legislature yesterday passed a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage by changing the definition of marriage from 'a civil contract between a man and a woman' to 'a civil contract between two persons.' A spokeswoman for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), who supports domestic partnerships but not same-sex marriage, said that he believes this issue is best settled by the courts, but did not indicate whether he planned to veto the bill, according to the Washington Post....
8/17/2005 Nonprofit Sues US Government for Basing Grants on Opposition to Prostitution
DKT International, a nonprofit organization that works to prevent HIV/AIDS worldwide, has sued the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for its retraction of a grant when DKT refused to sign a pledge opposing sex work....
8/15/2005 Mother's Protest of Iraq War Puts the Issue Back in the Media
Cindy Sheehan, activist and founder of the antiwar organization Gold Star Families for Peace, along with a growing crowd of supporters, has held a vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas for over a week....
8/1/2005 Women's Review of Books Returns
An important publication for feminist scholars, creative writers, and activists, has announced that it will resume publication in January 2006....
7/11/2005 Media Advisory: Ms. Forum to be on CSPAN-3, 10:30am EST
Ms Forum Supreme Court Vacancy: What's At Stake for Women? Monday, July 11, 2005 10:30am Eastern LIVE on C-SPAN 3 With repeats all week on C-SPAN channels. Ms....
7/11/2005 Ms Forum - Supreme Court Vacancy: What's At Stake for Women? See the video!
Ms Forum Supreme Court Vacancy: What's At Stake for Women? See the video - "National Press Club Forum on the Supreme Court Vacancy" Ms....
7/6/2005 1,000 Women Nominated Jointly for Nobel Peace Prize
In an initiative aimed at recognizing the efforts of women from around the world, 1,000 women have been jointly nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize....
7/5/2005 Women Leaders Rally for Abortion Rights
Feminist leaders and activists rallied in Tennessee over the weekend declaring a state of emergency for women's rights with the resignation of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor....
6/29/2005 Highest-Ranking Woman Fired from Pennsylvania Police
Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Transue, deputy commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, was escorted out of her office last Friday....
6/9/2005 After-Abortion Hotline Launched Nationwide
Exhale, an Oakland, California-based organization, expanded its post-abortion hotline to women nationwide this month....
6/1/2005 Sima Samar Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Brown University
Sima Samar, former Ms Magazine Woman of the Year and long-time champion of women's rights in Afghanistan, was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters during Brown University's 237th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday....
4/18/2005 Female Aid Worker Killed in Iraq
Marla Ruzicka, a 28-year-old American aid worker and activist, was killed by a suicide bomb that was directed towards a convoy of US contractors in Iraq while she was on her way to visit an injured Iraqi girl....
3/4/2005 Amendment to Bankruptcy Bill Would Close Loophole for Anti-Choice Extremists
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is expected to propose an amendment next week to bankruptcy legislation which would bar anti-abortion extremists from escaping legal judgments by declaring bankruptcy....
2/24/2005 Report Finds Iraqi Women No Better Off
Iraqi women are no better off now than they were under the rule of former dictator Saddam Hussein according to a report released on Monday by Amnesty International....
2/15/2005 Priest Gets 12 to 15 Years in Child Rape
Defrocked priest Paul Shanley was sentenced today to serve 12 to 15 years for repeated sexual assault over the course of six years of a young boy in the 1980s....
2/15/2005 Gloria Steinem Receives Award in Missouri
Activist and writer Gloria Steinem was honored on Thursday by the University of Missouri School of Journalism....
2/8/2005 Ex-Priest Notorious in Sex Abuse Scandal Found Guilty
Paul Shanley, one of the most notorious priests in the Boston clerical abuse scandal, was found guilty on all four charges of repeatedly raping and assaulting a young boy at St Jean the Evangelist Parish in Newton, Massachusetts during the 1980s....
2/3/2005 New Young Feminist Task Force Holds Meet-Up
The newly formed Younger Women's Task Force of the National Coalition of Womens Organizations held its first major event this past weekend....
1/31/2005 Columnists Paid While Promoting Bush's Marriage Initiative
Two conservative columnists, Maggie Gallagher and Michael McManus, were paid by the Bush Administration while touting its "healthy marriage" initiative in their columns....
12/17/2004 Victims' Groups Push US Bishops to Reinstate Full Audits
Two major victim advocacy groups are urging US bishops to reinstate full independent audits of Catholic dioceses across the country to ensure that the Church is fully addressing the priest sex abuse scandal....
12/6/2004 Ms. Magazine Honors "Women of the Year"
Ms....
11/24/2004 Feminist Writer Wins Social Justice Award
Feminist writer Barbara Ehrenreich will receive the fourth annual Puffin/Nation Prize on December 1....
10/15/2004 Margaret Sloan-Hunter, Former Editor of Ms Magazine, Dies at 57
Margaret Sloan-Hunter, a feminist leader and civil rights advocate, died September 23 at the age of 57 in Oakland, California after suffering from a long illness....
10/11/2004 Kenyan and Austrian Women Win Nobel Prize
Wangari Maathai, Kenya's Deputy Environmental Minister and a former head of the National Council of Women of Kenya, became the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize last Friday for her work on issues such as education, nutrition, and women's rights....
10/6/2004 Sierra Leone Gay and Lesbian Rights Activist Murdered
A leading Sierra Leone gay and lesbian rights activist was found brutally murdered in her office....
9/13/2004 PA: Suits Involving State Police Sex Scandal Settled for $5M
Earlier this month, Pennsylvania State Police agreed to pay $5 million to four women in order to settle sexual assault allegations against state Trooper Michael Evans, as well as allegations against his commanders for not removing Evans from the force despite knowledge of his behavior....
8/25/2004 Women on Waves Sparks Renewed Debate on Abortion in Portugal
As reported earlier this week, Women on Waves set sail on Monday for to bring attention to the nation's restrictive abortion policies....
8/19/2004 Feminist Leader, Writer Dies at 82
Mim Kelber, a feminist leader, writer, and social activist, died of heart failure at her home in New York City on Friday....
8/3/2004 Gallo of Sonoma Refuses to Give Workers Health, Other Benefits
The United Farm Workers (UFW) will sit down with Gallo of Sonoma tomorrow for the latest in a series of contract negotiation meetings....
6/8/2004 Leading Afghan Woman Receives Prestigious Health and Human Rights Award
During the Global Health Council's (GHC) annual conference, a leading Afghan womens rights and human rights advocate received the 2004 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights....
4/25/2004 FEMINIST MAJORITY LEADS MASSIVE CAMPUS AND CLINIC DELEGATION
Women's Rights and Womens Lives Are Non-Negotiable FM Staff Key to March Success Arlington, VA The Feminist Majority and its sister organization Feminist Majority Foundation, one of the seven core organizers of today's historic March for Women's Lives in Washington DC, led one of the event's largest delegations and provided key organizing expertise to the March....
4/8/2004 MEDIA ADVISORY: Women's Rights Leaders and Celebrities Celebrate March for Women's Lives
Saturday, April 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at National Geographic Society WHAT: Pre-March Kick Off Reception WHO: Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation Elaine Lafferty, Editor-in-Chief, Ms....
3/26/2004 Women's Rights Groups in Iraq Threatened
Threats against women's rights leaders and organizations have been increasing in Iraq over the past few weeks....
2/9/2004 Iraqi Women's Rights Activist Threatened
An Iraqi women's rights activist from Canada, Yanar Mohamed, received a death threat for campaigning for the repeal of the US-backed Iraqi Governing Council's Resolution 137....
1/7/2004 Audits on Priest Sex Abuse Flawed, According to Victim Advocates
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released a report yesterday on audits conducted to examine church procedures for preventing and dealing with sexual abuse of minors by priests....
12/10/2003 Ms. Honors Women's Achievements Globally
Among the ten outstanding women selected as Ms Women of the Year are several who are working for women's rights and health globally....
9/22/2003 Woman on Iraqi Council Critically Injured in Assassination Attempt
One of only three women on Iraq's Governing Council remains in critical condition after her car was ambushed by men with semiautomatic weapons in an assassination attempt Saturday morning....
9/10/2003 Feminist, Labor Activist Named to UC Board of Regents
Dolores Huerta, an icon of the feminist and labor movements, was appointed yesterday to a five-month term on the University of California Board of Regents....
7/23/2003 PA State Police Struggles Amidst Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
The ordered release of internal documents dating from 1995 to 2001 at the Pennsylvania State Police Department earlier this month revealed several reported incidents of sexual indiscretions committed by state troopers....
7/17/2003 UNFPA Funding Defeated in House
In a narrow defeat for women across the world, the House voted 216 to 211 to block an amendment to this year's foreign aid bill that would have provided $100 million over two years in international family planning funds....
7/16/2003 NOW Conference Draws Feminist Activists, Democratic Presidential Candidates
Four Democratic candidates for president made their pitches to a room packed with feminist activists on Friday night at the annual conference of the National Organization for Women (NOW)....
7/10/2003 Amendment Calls for $100M in UNFPA Funding
In anticipation of World Population Day this Friday, Congressman Joseph Crowley and Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs will join policy experts this afternoon at an audio press conference to discuss restoring monies to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)....
7/3/2003 Women on Waves Investigated for Missing Abortion Pills
As Women on Waves finishes its historic trip to Poland, Polish police are investigating the group for distributing the abortion pill mifepristone (RU 486), which is illegal in Poland....
6/30/2003 Women's Involvement Needed in Post-War Iraq
Zanib Salbi, founder and president of Women for Women International, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week that with abductions of women on the rise in post-war Iraq, more needs to be done to be sure women are involved in the political process....
6/23/2003 Anti-Abortion Activists Protest Women on Waves
Anti-abortion protesters threw red paint and eggs at the Women on Waves (WOW) boat and its supporters yesterday....
6/20/2003 FMF Assists Women on Waves in Poland
Women on Waves (WOW), a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands whose mission is to prevent unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortions throughout the world, arrives today in Poland - where access to abortion is extremely restricted - to provide abortion and reproductive health services to women on a specially equipped ship....
5/8/2003 House Committee Approves $100 Million for UNFPA
The House Committee on International Relations yesterday passed an amendment that would provide $100 million over the next two years for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)....
4/23/2003 Environmental Groups Celebrate Earth Day
Advocacy groups celebrating Earth Day yesterday raised concerns about the Bush Administration's record on the environment....
4/10/2003 Feminist Pioneer, Computer Scientist Dies at 54
Anita Borg, a computer scientist and feminist advocate for women's involvement in technology, died of brain cancer on Sunday....
3/19/2003 FMF West Coast Campus Team Hosts Southwest Feminist Leadership Institute, Brings 100+ FMLA Activists
On March 1st and 2nd, more than 100 Leadership Alliance and affiliate activists from over 26 campuses in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas traveled to the FMF Los Angeles area office to participate in the first ever FMF Southwest Feminist Leadership Institute....
3/6/2003 Afghanistan: Injustices Against Women and Girls Persist
Despite some measures of progress following the Talibans fall from power in late 2001, Afghan women and girls continue to suffer brutal acts of violence and inequality, according to a United Nations (UN) report released today....
2/26/2003 Dems Vow to Continue Estrada Opposition, Feminist Groups Urge Call-in
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) broke rank yesterday with key Senate Democrats, lending his support for the nomination of Bushs right-wing DC Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Miguel Estrada....
2/12/2003 Former Dominos President Presents Plans for New Catholic University
Former Dominos Pizza founder and right-wing philanthropist Tom Monaghan announced that he will spend $200 million to build a new Roman Catholic university in Florida....
2/4/2003 Cheney Pays Homage to Radical Right
In a telling example of the close ties between far-right extremists and the Bush administration, Vice-President Dick Cheney gave the opening address at the 30th anniversary of the Conservative Political Action Conference last week in Arlington, Virginia....
2/3/2003 US Women Take Peace Mission to Iraq
Last Thursday, twelve US women headed to Iraq for Code Pinkan eight-day peace mission, later joining with other female groups from Europe, Australia, and Rwanda in protesting US military action against Iraq....
1/21/2003 Woman Appointed Civilian Police Adviser for UN Peacekeeping
Kiran Bedi, India’s first woman police officer and the current Special Commissioner of the Delhi police, has been appointed Civilian Police Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping at the UN....
1/10/2003 Anti-Abortion Activist, Public Education Opponent Runs for School Board
Matthew Trewhella, co-founder of the Milwaukee-based anti-abortion group Missionaries to the Pre-Born, announced earlier this week that he will run for a seat on the School Board in the district of Richfield in Wisconsin....
12/9/2002 Ms. Honors 2002 Women of the Year
More than 400 people packed into the National Press Club ballroom today for the 2002 Ms Women of the Year event the first ever to be held in Washington, DC....
11/26/2002 Latina Leader Dolores Huerta Awarded Puffin/Nation Prize
Celebrated labor leader and Feminist Majority Foundation Board member Dolores Huerta won the second annual Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship....
11/12/2002 Republicans Gain Control of Most Legislatures
This months elections not only resulted in a Republican-controlled Congress beginning on November 22, but also that Republicans gained control of the most state legislatures and now hold the majority of statehouse seats nationwide for the first time since 1954 the Christian Science Monitor reported today....
10/11/2002 Vatican Considers Banning Gay Priests
The Vatican is currently circulating a draft of a proposal to prevent homosexuals from becoming priests, according to the Washington Post....
10/3/2002 House Rejects Religious Right's Electioneering Bill
The US House of Representatives rejected a bill yesterday that would have allowed churches and other religious groups to endorse political candidates while retaining their tax-exempt status....
9/19/2002 Bushs Politics Dictate Make-up of Scientific Committees
Several Health and Human Services (HHS) committees are in the process of being restructured or eliminated to fall more in line with President Bushs views, according to the Washington Post....
9/16/2002 Group Of Orthodox Jews Celebrate First Yom Kippur With Women In Equal Role
A group of young Orthodox Jews in Washington, DC held their first Yom Kippur service yesterday under the auspices of their new congregation, DC Minyan, which aims to offer equal roles to men and women....
8/19/2002 Religious Extremist Appointed to Head Already Troubled Child Welfare Agency in Florida
Governor Jeb Bush of Florida appointed Jerry Regier, founder of the anti-abortion, anti-women Family Research Council, as head of the states Department of Children and Families, according to the New York Times....
8/12/2002 Woman Officers Award in Sex Bias Suit Wiped Out By Tax Bill
A woman police officer in Chicago who won $300,000 in a sex discrimination and harassment lawsuit may never see her award because of income taxes required by federal tax laws....
7/9/2002 New Editor-in-Chief for Ms. Magazine
Investigative Journalist Tracy Wood to Lead Feminist Publication LOS ANGELESTracy Wood, award-winning investigative journalist, will lead Ms....
6/28/2002 Bush Appoints Title IX Panel in Latest Attempt to Weaken Law
The Bush administration announced yesterday the creation of a 15-member panel to reevaluate Title IX....
6/17/2002 US Conservative Groups Join Forces with Repressive Islamic Regimes
Conservative US Christian organizations have joined forces with the most unlikely of allies fundamentalist Islamic governments....
5/22/2002 Senators, Women Leaders Call for Increased Security, Funding for Afghanistan
Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Harry Reid (D-NV) joined Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal, NOW President Kim Gandy, National Council of Womens Organizations Executive Director Martha Burk, Equality Now President Jessica Neuwirth, V-Day Founder Eve Ensler, Gloria Steinem, and Zieba Shorish-Shamley of the Women's Alliance for Peace and Human Rights in Afghanistan in calling on President Bush to expand the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan and increase funding for Afghan reconstruction....
5/3/2002 Softball League Girls Allege Unequal Access to Playing Fields
As ordered by US District Judge Ann Aiken, the City of Grants Pass, Oregon began mediations last week with members of the Blaze, its only girls' selective fast-pitch softball league....
3/27/2002 Women on Waves Founder Discusses Global Abortion Rights
The Feminist Majority Foundation featured Dr....
1/22/2002 One Million Voices Campaign Begins
One Million Voices, a week of reproductive rights activism to raise awareness of the threat to legal abortion in the United States, begins today in states across the nation....
1/18/2002 Gloria Steinem To Commemorate Roe v. Wade
Gloria Steinem, feminist author and co-founder of Ms. magazine, will mark the anniversary of Roe v....
1/15/2002 Feminist Leader Betty Parsons Dooley Remembered
Betty Parsons Dooley, founder of the National Council of Research on Women (NCRW) and founder and president of Womens Research and Education Institute (WREI) for 20 years, died of heart failure last week....
1/9/2002 Truth Be Told - Part IV
America’s deliberate bombing of water sanitation plants in Iraq is a horrific, terrorist act....
12/17/2001 Deputy Prime Minister of Afghanistan Urges More Aid, Womens Rights
Dr....
12/13/2001 Afghan Women Bring Brussels Proclamation to the U.S.
Six delegates from the Afghan Womens Summit, held in Brussels December 4-5, will meet with members of the U.S....
12/6/2001 Ms. Magazine Salutes Extraordinary Women Making a Difference
Ms. magazine launched its 30th anniversary celebration today by honoring women athletes, artists, philanthropists, and activists at its Women of the Year Awards in New York City....
11/6/2001 Wal Martyrs
At 24, Kim Miller had high expectations when she joined Wal-Mart as a cashier in Ocala, Florida....
10/30/2001 Mr. Lady Rocks
We're a community service, not just a business," say Kaia Wilson and Tammy Rae Carland, cofounders of Mr....
10/25/2001 Anti-Abortion Priest Convicted; Tries to Escape to Afghanistan
Reverend Norman U....
10/9/2001 Founder of Women on Waves Visits Feminist Majority Foundation
Dr....
9/20/2001 Peace Activists Urge Military Restraint
In response to the September 11th terrorist attacks, peace activists from around the United States are organizing demonstrations and teach-ins around the country to urge President Bush to show restraint in the use of military power against Osama bin Laden and others suspected to be involved in the New York City and Washington DC tragedies....
5/29/2001 The Global Gag - Part I
On January 22—the twenty-eighth anniversary of Roe v....
5/27/2001 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay FMLA Leader Receives Recognition and Awards
Tana Koss, co-founder and President of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, was recently recognized in the local newspaper for her excellence in academics and her commitment to social justice....
4/30/2001 Bush Appoints Anti-Womens Rights Wade Horn to Welfare and Child Care Dept. in HHS
President Bush has nominated anti-womens rights founder of the National Fatherhood Initiative Wade Horn to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support at the Department of Health and Human Services....
4/23/2001 FM Launches Million4Roe.com to Save Abortion Rights
The Feminist Majority announces a new website and online campaign to protect abortion rights in the U.S.: www.Million4Roe.com....
4/20/2001 What News Looks Like When Women Matter: Profiles of Rita Henley Jensen and Victoria Graham of Women's Enews - Part II
I had grown up, of course, in the era of the Vietnam War protests and the civil rights movement, so I understood the principles, but it was just in the 1970s that women began to apply those principles to ourselves....
4/2/2001 Huerta Honored for Lifetime of Activism
This weekend, the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives and the National Hispana Leadership Institute honored activist, United Farm Workers co-founder and founding Feminist Majority board member Dolores Huerta with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal....
3/30/2001 Ironic Feminism, Empathic Activism: Robin Morgan's Saturday's Child
A child actor, radical Leftist feminist, founder of the global womens movement, poet, writer, lesbian, and mother, Robin Morgan gives us a story we have and havent heard before in her memoir Saturdays Child....
3/22/2001 More Leadership Alliance Activism
The newly forming SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY Leadership Alliance organized their first general interest meeting this week....
3/20/2001 After the Massacre
As former Chinese Premier Li Peng was being wined and dined in New York City at the United Nations Millennium Conference in August, a lawsuit was being filed against him downtown....
3/6/2001 Strike A Better Balance
Last year, the first Global Women's Strike mobilized women from 64 countries....
2/13/2001 Asylum Denied
In one of the shabby houses along the dusty streets of Gulshar, an Afghan settlement on the outskirts of Mash'had in northern Iran, sits 13-year-old Maryam Gholami....
2/2/2001 Crone Chronicles: A Journal of Conscious Aging
"The patriarchal culture's valuation of the female is based on her youthful beauty....
1/8/2001 Labor Opposes Chavez Nomination; Dolores Huerta Speaks Out
Stating that the Linda Chavez nomination is an affront to labor, the AFL-CIO is gearing up to stop Chavezs nomination as Labor Secretary....
11/6/2000 Feminist Leader Huerta Urges Voter Turnout
From her hospital bed, Feminist Majority Foundation Board Member and United Farm Workers (UFW) co-founder Dolores Huerta urged feminists and labor rights activists to vote in tomorrows presidential election....
11/2/2000 Feminist Majority Foundation Co-Founder in Critical Condition
Dolores C....
11/1/2000 Political Progressive Steve Allen Dies
Steve Allen, considered one of the foremost wits of the entertainment industry and founder of the Tonight Show, died Monday, October 30....
10/30/2000 Pro-Choice Women Candidates Lead State Races
Abortion is an important issue not only in the presidential race this year but in statewide elections as well, with pro-choice candidates facing anti-choice opponents in California, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Washington, Montana, Colorado, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas....
10/26/2000 The Baby Abandonment Myth - Part II
Regardless of who is supporting these bills, one important question remains unanswered: is there a need for this legislation at all? Or is this just another case of politicians scoring easy "we-care-about-children" points? No one is really certain that baby abandonment is a statistically significant problem....
10/25/2000 Smeal and Schlafly Face Off in Heated Debate
Last night, more than 500 students, faculty, and community members crowded the Glass Pavilion at Johns Hopkins University to hear The Feminist Debate: The Role and Struggle of American Women Today between Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal and Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly....
9/7/2000 Gloria Steinem Marries
In case you havent read the gossip columns this week, Gloria Steinem, co-founder of Ms....
8/30/2000 Simmons College: Worlds Only All-Women MBA Program
In 1974, Harvard Business School professors Anne Jardim and Margaret Hennig founded the Graduate School of Management at Simmons College, a business school that broke away from what they recognized as a male-dominated environment that antagonized female students and professors....
8/15/2000 Upcoming FDA Decision On Mifepristone Mired In Anti-Abortion Politics
As the Food and Drug Administration's September 30 deadline to approve mifepristone (formerly known as RU-486, the French abortion pill) looms large, abortion rights advocates are fearful that anti-abortion politics will cause the FDA to further delay approving the drug, or so severely restrict its use that women and their doctors will be reluctant to use it as an alternative to surgical abortion....
8/2/2000 Rigoberta Menchu: On the Trail of Dictators - Part I
Eight years ago a little-known quich Mayan activist from Guatemala won the Nobel Peace Prize....
8/2/2000 Rigoberta Mench: On the Trail of Dictators
Eight years ago a little-known quich Mayan activist from Guatemala won the Nobel Peace Prize....
5/5/2000 Historic Gift of $3 Million Given to Duke University's Women's Studies Program
In an historic contribution, Lisa Lee, 30 and her husband have pledged a gift of $3 million dollars to the Duke Women's Studies Program....
5/4/2000 House Committee Holds Hearing on CEDAW
The House International Relations Committee held a hearing on the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) yesterday....
4/11/2000 Human Life International Feud Reveals Anti-Choice Infighting
A conflict between founder Rev....
4/3/2000 Catholic College Withdraws Invitation to Gloria Steinem
Although Gloria Steinem was scheduled to speak at Trinity College of Vermont as part of its “Peace and Justice” lecture series, she never got the chance to address the school’s approximately 900 students.

That’s because the Catholic women’s college withdrew its invitation for fear that Steinem, cofounder of Ms. magazine, would discuss the church's positions on topics such as homosexuality and abortion, leading to a backlash in the community....
2/23/2000 Beware the Lesbians!
In the October/November 1999 issue of Ms., we reported that 30-year-old Amazon Bookstore of Minneapolis, the oldest continuing independent feminist bookstore in the nation, filed suit against Amazon....
2/16/2000 Randall Terry Given a Scarlet Letter
Anti-abortion militant Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, was given a censure letter by his pastor at the Landmark Church in Binghamton, NY....
2/2/2000 Senate Passes Bankruptcy Amendment
The U.S....
12/7/1999 President Condemns Taliban at Human Rights Award Ceremony
In a White House ceremony commemorating the 51st anniversary of the universal Declaration of Human Rights, the President and First Lady condemned the Taliban and voiced great concern for the plight of Afghan women and girls living under the gender apartheid policies of the Taliban militia....
9/27/1999 Baltimore Church to End Gay Ministry
Sister Jeannine Gramick and the Rev....
8/25/1999 UK Clinic Closes Due to Threats, Harassment
The Times of London recently reported that "The ugly and militant tactics of American anti-abortionism have arrived in the United Kingdom," and especially in Northern Island, the only part of the British Isles that is not bound by the 1967 Abortion Act....
8/23/1999 Promise Keepers Gather in Connecticut
The Promise Keepers, an evangelical Christian men's groups whose goal is to "take back the nation for Jesus," and restore men's leadership role in the family held a gathering of more than 12,000 men at a basketball arena in Hartford, Connecticut this weekend....
7/28/1999 Australians Lead Protest Against INS
About 500 lesbian and gay citizens led a protest against the U.S.' Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) after two HIV-positive individuals were denied entrance to a flight bound for the United States....
7/21/1999 Woman Breaks the Glass Ceiling of the Corporate Elite
On Monday, Carleton S....
5/13/1999 Gynetics Will Sell Emergency Contraceptive Kit in Canada
New Jersey-based Gynetics, Inc., has granted Canada's Roberts Pharmaceutical Corporation exclusive rights to market their PREVEN(TM) emergency contraceptive kit in Canada for the next 6 years....
5/6/1999 Fund Grants Loans to Women Fleeing Abuse
The December 6 Fund was named in remembrance of the "Montreal Massacre" of December 6, 1989, when 14 women were murdered at the University of Montreal's cole Polytechnique....
5/4/1999 Church Leaves Southern Baptist Convention Over Women
The First Baptist Church of Greenville, one of the founders of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845, voted 500-47 to defect from the denomination....
3/17/1999 Gynetics Inc. Donates Emergency Contraception Kits
Gynetics Inc., maker of the PREVEN Emergency Contraceptive kit, has donated 25,000 of its kits for distribution to low-income women....
1/13/1999 Women's Telecommunications Group Founded
Atlantic-ACM Chief Executive Officer Dr....
12/23/1998 ABL Folds Under Financial Constraints
The Women's American Basketball League (ABL) officials announced that the league closed Tuesday, during its third season Tuesday and will file for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11....
12/17/1998 Civil Rights Activists Lead Rally in Support of President Clinton
The Reverend Jesse Jackson, President and Founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, civil rights activist John Boyd and a coalition of labor unions, black clergy, civic and women's rights organizations including the Feminist Majority participated in a rally and press conference in support of President Clinton today....
12/16/1998 New Online Bank for Gay and Lesbian Entrepreneurs
A new, gay-friendly bank deemed "G&L Bank" by co-founders Steven Dunlap and Keith E....
12/14/1998 National Women Leaders Issue Call to Action on Impeachment
BLACK LEADERSHIP FORUM * FEMINIST MAJORITY * NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN * NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN * NOW LEGAL DEFENSE AND ACTION FUND * NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN * NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS * AFL-CIO * WOMEN'S INSTITUTE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS * BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN CLUBS INC., USA * NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLORED WOMENS CLUBS * NATIONAL WOMENS POLITICAL CAUCUS * AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMENS CLERGY ASSOCIATION * PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA * UNITED FARM WORKERS * WIDER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN * CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY * NATIONAL ABORTION AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ACTION LEAGUE

NATIONAL WOMEN'S LEADERS ISSUE CALL TO ACTION
ON IMPEACHMENT

December 14, 1998

WHO:
Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority * Betty Friedan * Dr....
11/24/1998 Successful Women in Television Create New Women's Cable Channel
The launch of a brand new cable channel for women was announced today....
11/3/1998 Anti-Semitism Evident Among Anti-Abortion Extremists
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has identified a long-running association between anti-abortion extremists and anti-Semitism....
10/14/1998 Gender Gap Emerging in Computer Science
The gender gap between girls and boys studying math and science is closing....
9/29/1998 Steinem Wants Clinton Censured, Not Impeached
Gloria Steinem stated in an interview this past weekend that she does not want Clinton to resign, but she does want him censured for lying about his affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinski....
9/25/1998 Christian Coalition Conference Focuses on Clinton Scandal
Attendance totaled 3,500 at this year's annual Christian Coalition Conference, which began Monday....
9/24/1998 Women Leaders Take Action To Stop Impeachment, Warn What's at Stake for Women and Who's on Third to Succeed
(cont from part 1) Not only are we standing united, we are urging action....
9/11/1998 Girls' Software Now Readily Available; Clinton Pledges to Increase Diversity in Scientific, Technological Workforce
After a long drought, a significant number of software developers are finally developing their products with girls in mine, although few can be deemed "feminist" in design....
9/10/1998 Environmental, Human Rights, Women's and Pro-Democracy Groups Petition Attorney General of California to Revoke Unocal's Charter (part 2)
(cont from part 1) commented Spillar....
8/26/1998 Anti-Choice, Fundamentalist Christians Seek House Seats
Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry leads a group of anti-choice, anti-government, anti-tax fundamentalist Christians who are seeking election to the U.S....
7/2/1998 National Womens Hall of Fame to Honor New Inductees
The 25th annual National Womens Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for July 10-12, a date that marks the 150 year anniversary of the first womens rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York....
5/27/1998 March, Teach-In Spotlight Child Labor Abuse
More than 100 countries and 1,000 organizations joined together this past January to raise awareness of child labor abuse in a "Global March Against Child Labor." The march began in the Philippines and has since traveled across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the United States....
3/3/1998 Clara Fraser, Radical Woman, Dies
Clara Fraser, founder of the feminist group Radical Women, died from emphysema February 24, at age 74....
2/26/1998 Mary Baker Eddy Exhibit Opens in Womens Rights Park
A new exhibit celebrating the life of feminist Mary Baker Eddy will open on March 7, as one of the untold stories at the Womens Rights National Historical Park....
1/26/1998 NOW Vies for Randalls Air Miles
The National Organization for Women (NOW) has asked 13 airlines to relinquish Operation Rescue founder Randall Terrys frequent flyer miles....
1/19/1998 Albright, Angelou Inducted into National Women's Hall of Fame
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and poet Maya Angelou will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame....
1/9/1998 NOW Wins Victory in Time for Roe V. Wade Anniversary
Randall Terry, the founder of Operation Rescue, has agreed to settle in a lawsuit brought by NOW and two abortion clinics 12 years ago....
1/9/1998 Mankiller, 3 Women, Receive Presidential Medals of Honor
Wilma Mankiller, the first female Native American chief, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom next Thursday....
10/30/1997 Promise Keepers Founder Neglected Family, Says Wife
Lyndi McCartney, wife of Promise Keepers' founder Bill McCartney, revealed in a New York Times interview that her husband was frequently absent from home even while preaching to men that they should treasure their wives and families....
10/28/1997 Feminist Leader Toni Carabillo Dies
Toni Carabillo, long-time feminist leader and a co-founder and Vice President of the Feminist Majority, died early this morning at the age of 71. A pioneer of the modern day women's movement, Ms....
10/27/1997 Special Domestic Violence Court Doubles Convictions
The first court in Connecticut designed to deal specifically with domestic violence cases has resulted in the doubling of domestic violence convictions....
10/22/1997 Women Journalists Recognized
The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) honored three women with Courage in Journalism awards last night....
10/9/1997 Feminist Majority Foundation To Celebrate 10th Anniversary in L.A.
Joined by special guests U.S....
10/9/1997 Feminist Majority Foundation To Celebrate 10th Anniversary in L.A.
Joined by special guests U.S....
10/6/1997 Feminists Protest Promise Keepers' Rally
Several hundred feminists, gays and lesbians, atheists, and liberal activists challenged the Promise Keepers during a protest on Saturday, carrying signs and chanting....
10/6/1997 Feminists Protest Promise Keepers' Rally
Several hundred feminists, gays and lesbians, atheists, and liberal activists challenged the Promise Keepers during a protest on Saturday, carrying signs and chanting....
10/2/1997 Promise Keepers Seek Domination of U.S. Politics
Despite Promise Keepers claims that their organization is not political, more and more evidence reveals their far-right religious agenda to control U.S....
10/2/1997 Promise Keepers Seek Domination of U.S. Politics
Despite Promise Keepers claims that their organization is not political, more and more evidence reveals their far-right religious agenda to control U.S....
9/9/1997 DeFrantz, Angelopoulos Win High-Level Olympic Appointments
Last Thursday, Anita DeFrantz became the International Olympic Committee's first woman vice president and Gianna Angelopoulos of Athens on Friday became the first woman bid committee president to win hosting rights for an Olympic Games....
7/28/1997 Operation Rescue Founder Runs for Congress
Randall Terry, the founder of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, has entered the Congressional race in New York's 26th district....
7/13/1997 Promise Keepers Holds No Promise for Women
Washington, DC - Today, the Feminist Majority Foundation, joining other national women's rights, religious, lesbian/gay/bisexual, and domestic violence organizations, condemned the hidden agenda of the all-male, religious right organization, the Promise Keepers....
7/1/1997 Professional Women's Baseball League Announces Schedule
A professional baseball league exclusively for women, Ladies League Baseball, has announced its schedule and final roster for its inaugural season....
6/20/1997 Womens National Basketball Association Debuts on NBC Days Before Title IX Anniversary
On June 21, Saturday afternoon, when viewers tune in to NBC, they will witness the Womens National Basketball Associations first game....
6/13/1997 Promise Keepers Hold No Promise for Women
On June 13th, the Feminist Majority Foundation, joining other national women's rights, religious, lesbian/gay/bisexual, and domestic violence organizations, condemned the hidden agenda of the all-male, religious right organization, the Promise Keepers....
6/3/1997 Southern Women Politicians Meet in Kentucky for Three-Day Conference
Hundreds of Southern women politicians met in Lexington, Kentucky for a three-day conference to discuss women constituents and women in politics....
3/27/1997 Falwell Calls for Advertising Ban of Ellen "Coming Out" Episode
The Reverend Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority, has launched a letter writing campaign to General Motors, Chrysler and Johnson & Johnson asking them to pull their adds for the Ellen "coming out" episode....
1/16/1997 Reno Speaks Out for Affirmative Action While Opponents Announce National Group
In her first major address devoted solely to civil rights, Attorney General Janet Reno spoke at a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama about the continuing need for affirmative action to help women and people of color overcome discrimination....
1/15/1997 NOW and Other Groups Call Off Boycott Against Mitsubishi
National Organization for Women president Patricia Ireland and National Rainbow Coalition/PUSH founder Rev....
12/11/1996 Clinton Urges Congress to Pass U.N. Treaty Guaranteeing Women's Rights
At a Human Rights Day White House Ceremony on December 10th, President urged the Senate to end its fifteen year delay in signing the U.N....
4/25/1996 High Participation Expected Today For "Take Our Daughters to Work Day"
Today is the Fourth annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day, and the founder of the event, The Ms....
4/15/1996 Thousands Join NOW "Fight the Right" March
Uniting to "Fight the Right," an estimated 45,000 marchers flocked to San Francisco Sunday (4-14)....
3/29/1996 Rodham Clinton Discusses Women's Rights While in Turkey
...
2/24/1996 Louisiana NAACP Holds Civil Rights March
Ernest Johnson, president of the Louisiana branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called a march for Saturday on the state capitol in response to Republican Gov....
2/13/1996 Ms. Magazine Salutes Women of the Year
Tonight, Marcia Ann Gillespie, editor in chief of Ms....
10/18/1995 Women's Sports Foundation Nominates Sportswomen of the Year
At its annual dinner Monday, the Women's Sports Foundation named basketball star Rebecca Lobo and speedskater Bonnie Blair "Sportswomen of the Year." Lobo led her Connecticut team to an undefeated season and the 1995 NCAA title....
10/17/1995 Eighteen Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame
Eighteen women were inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame on Saturday....


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