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Dorothy Thompson's 'Modern Coup D'etat' Warning - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s ill-fated plan to pack the Supreme Court with justices favorably disposed to his New Deal legislation caused a political firestorm in 1937. Critic...

Isabella Beecher Hooker: 'We, the People' Includes Women - Dana Rubin, RCP

For Isabella Beecher Hooker, it was perfectly clear. In her remarks to the International Council of Women on the evening of March 30, 1888, she hammered home the point again a...

Helen Keller's Powerful Pitch for Braille Books - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

Helen Keller had spoken to many state legislatures, but this was her first appearance in Congress. She was there to support a federally financed program to create Braille books for...

Shirley Chisholm: Fund Children's Welfare, Not War in Vietnam - Dana Rubin, RCP

The first black woman to serve in Congress, Shirley Chisholm delivered her so-called “maiden” speech on the floor of the House on March 26, 1969. It was a rhetorical th...

40 Years After Seneca Falls, a Litany of Gains & Goals - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

Even before she began to speak, she got a standing ovation. It was the morning of March 25, 1888, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton stepped to the podium to welcome women from around the ...

Deborah Sampson: Revolutionary War Soldier - Dana Rubin

Seventeenth in a series of articles commemorating Women's History Month by spotlighting a significant speech or testimony delivered by a woman in the U.S. on this date. In the spri...

Helen Prejean Hails U.N.'s Anti-Death Penalty Stance - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

Helen Prejean’s passionate testimony against the death penalty on March 23, 1998, came soon after one of the highest profile executions in the U.S. Just weeks before, Karla F...

Betty Friedan's 1970 Call to Women: Strike for Equality - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

Fifthteenth in a series of articles commemorating Women's History Month by spotlighting a significant speech or testimony delivered by a woman in the U.S. on this da...

The Shaky Grounds for Resisting Suffrage - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

Ten days before the National American Woman Suffrage Association was set to meet for its annual convention in 1903, the movement was dealt another blow. In New Hampshire, 60% of vo...

Helen Gardener: Nature Isn't Sexist. Why Are Men? - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

In her many public speeches, author, political activist, and behind-the-scenes suffrage strategist Helen Hamilton Gardener took on the hypocrisies and double standards built into g...

'Cinderella of the Sweatshops' Calls Out Capitalism - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

When Rose Pastor Stokes stood up to speak at a high-society women’s dinner in Kansas City on March 17, 1918, no one was expecting sparks to fly. But that’s what happene...

Biden Should Choose a Latina as His Running Mate - Luis Gutiérrez, The Hill

A Latina like Sen. Cortez Masto or Gov. Lujan Grisham on the ticket will strengthen your hand with the primary voters who went to Sanders and you can once again make a definitive, ...

Why We Should Remember Abigail Adams This Month - Jane Hampton Cook, The Hill

Women's History Month is a reminder that whether it's education, the workplace, or voting, women today are living the life that Abigail Adams envisioned....

Christian Scientist and Persister, Mary Baker Eddy - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

Mary Baker Eddy had suffered from poor health since childhood. But she experienced a dramatic turnaround after reading a Bible passage. That led her to become a popular healer and ...

Leonora O'Reilly: 'We Need the Vote for Self-Protection' - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

Note: On this date we have two different speeches (actually, testimony) delivered by the same woman, Leonora O’Reilley — on the same subject — in two different lo...

Pauli Murray's Biblical Hopes for Displaced African Americans - Dana Rubin, RCP

After many years of civil rights protests and activism, in 1965 Pauli Murray became the first African American to earn a law degree at Yale. Thurgood Marshall, when he was NAACP ch...

To Limit Divorces, Undo Husbands' Dominion Over Wives - Dana Rubin, RCP

In the spring of 1883, Dr. Morgan Dix, rector of the wealthy Trinity Church in Manhattan and a Columbia University trustee, launched a series of weekly lectures to share his vision...

An Outsider's Call to America: Let Freedom Ring! - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

Born in China, raised in Brooklyn, Bette Bao Lord has explored the political currents of Chinese communism and American democracy in her fiction and nonfiction. Author of the best-...

Amal Clooney Took Fight Against ISIS to U.N. - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

When she’s not dodging photographers, Amal Clooney is a respected human rights attorney. On March 9, 2017 — with her client, human rights activist Nadia Murad by her si...

Lucy Stone Called Out White Male Privilege in 1867 - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

One fan described her as “a silver bell.” Another as “a loaded cannon.”...

A Space Shuttle Astronaut Realizes Her Dream - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

The announcement that United States Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins would be the first female commander of a NASA space shuttle, made at a March 5, 1998, White House ceremony, wa...

Professor's Plea: Living Wage for 1912 Textile Strikers - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

The “Bread and Roses Strike” had been in progress for two months in the harsh winter of 1912 when Vida Scudder arrived at Lawrence, Mass., invited by a progressive wome...

A Garment Worker's Impatient Call for Fairness - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

We know very little about this speaker, Sarah Monroe, other than that she was a garment worker and president of the newly formed United Tailoress Society -- the first women-only un...

Amid War, a Message of Grit & Hope for a Just World - Dana Rubin, RealClearPolitics

In a carefully choreographed eight-month charm offensive, Soong Mei-ling -- better known by her married name, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, or simply “Madame” -- travele...

3 Questions Every Candidate Should Answer at the Debate - Fatima Goss Graves, CNN

Each time women's lived realities are ignored during a debate, the public loses the chance to hear directly from 2020 Democratic candidates on issues that are relevant to their liv...

Where Are Feminist Democrats on Afghan Women? - Abe Greenwald, Commentary

When America Gives up on Afghanistan, Its Women Will Pay - Phyllis Chesler, NY Post

CA Is Finally Forcing the Issue of Diversity in Corporate America - Ellen Pao, WP

Here's What the GOP Needs to Learn About Women. - Matt Latimer, Politico

A simple guide to making this whole Kavanaugh situation less embarrassing....

Kavanaugh, Trump, and the Things Men Do for Other Men - Jia Tolentino, New Yorker

Believe It or Not, Women Are Doing Better - Betsey Stevenson, Bloomberg

Despite some discouraging data, progress has been made toward gender equality....