Ms. magazine  -- more than a magazine a movement

SIGN UP FOR MS. DIGEST, JOBS, NEWS AND ALERTS

FEMINIST WIRE NEWSBRIEFS

ABOUT
SEE CURRENT ISSUE
SHOP MS. STORE
MS. IN THE CLASSROOM
FEMINIST DAILY WIRE
FEMINIST RESOURCES
PRESS
JOBS AT MS.
READ BACK ISSUES
CONTACT
RSS (XML)
 
feminist wire | daily newsbriefs

October-03-03

Patsy Mink Among Inductees to Women's Hall of Fame

The National Women's Hall of Fame will induct 12 women in a ceremony at Seneca Falls, New York tomorrow. Among these women is Patsy Mink, the first Asian-American Congresswoman in the history of the US and a champion of women and girls, who passed away last year. Mink was co-author of Title IX, the landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination against women and girls in federally funded education. "Patsy Mink was a champion - a true friend of the women's, civil rights and social justice movements," said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority. "I can close my eyes and hear her booming voice, her clear vision. She has left an indelible mark on the women's movement. The millions of young women who have benefited from Title IX will have better lives because of her vision and inspiration. This is her true memorial."

Another champion of Title IX will also be inducted this year: Donna de Varona, a swimmer who won two gold medals at the Olympics, set 18 world records, and became an advocate for women and girls in athletics as the first president of the Women's Sports Foundation. De Varona was also one of the few supporters of Title IX placed on a commission to study its impact, where she, along with Julie Foudy, a member of the US soccer team, fought to protect Title IX.

Other women to be inducted tomorrow include Sacagawea, Shoshone guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition; Dorothea Lange, a pioneer in documentary photography; Stephanie Kwolek, a scientist who discovered the fiber that led to the development of Kevlar; and Sheila Widnall, the first woman appointed Secretary of the Air Force, in 1993.

LEARN MORE For a full list of this year's inductees and members of the National Women's Hall of Fame, click here

Media Resources: National Women's Hall of Fame 3/18/03; Feminist Majority


© Feminist Majority Foundation, publisher of Ms. magazine

If you liked this story, consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Ms. magazine.

 

 

Send to a Friend
Their
Your
Comments
(optional)


More Feminist News

9/17/2014 Despite an Overall Decline in the Poverty Rate, the Number of Women in Poverty Hasn't Changed in a Year - Last year, almost 18 million women lived in poverty in the US - and that number hasn't improved for women, despite the overall poverty rate declining. Analysis from the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) of recently released US Census Bureau data shows that the poverty rate for women is not only virtually unchanged, but - at 14.5 percent - it's the highest in two decades. . . .
 
9/16/2014 Senate Republicans Blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act Again - The Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) yesterday, marking the second time this year and the fourth time since 2012 legislators voted along party lines against the equal pay legislation. . . .
 
9/15/2014 The Economic Recovery Isn't Reaching Black Women in the Workforce - The economic recovery isn't making a difference for African American women this year, according to data analysis from the National Women's Law Center (NWLC). Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the NWLC found that the overall unemployment rate dropped 1.1 percentage points in the period between August 2013 and August 2014. . . .