Over 3,200 feminists converged on the Sheraton Washington Hotel February 2-4, for the first ever national feminist exposition. The Feminist Majority Foundation with 299 co-sponsoring organizations showed the nation that feminism is strong and growing. They also debunked the myth that today's young woman are not a supporter of this movement -- about 35% of the attendees were college and high school students.
Young and old gathered together to support issues such as affirmative action and sex discrimination , a feminist perspective to the budget, and voter education and mobilization for the upcoming election. Strategies to level the playing field for women were discussed and many new issue campaigns were launched by various organizations.
Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation Press Release - February 5, 1996
12/22/2014 President Obama Calls Only On Women During 2014's Last Press Conference - In case you missed it, President Obama on Friday held his last press conference of 2014 - and when it was time for questions, he only called on women.
The press corps has long been dominated by men, and Helen Thomas became the first female reporter to cover the White House in 1960.
It was not the first time President Obama took questions from only women. . . .