Today in Feminist History

Clever Manka, · Categories: Feminist History

Amy is under all sorts of weather (please send her good vibes) so there’s no full-week lesson, but she sent an article about today, Monday, August 28, the 100th anniversary of ten suffragists being arrested for picketing outside of the white house.


5 Responses to “Today in Feminist History”

  1. burningupasun says:

    I am a mess who can't move one arm and can't stop wheezing. But also, please feel free to be inspired to picket the White House, tbh, because it's just as appropriate now.

  2. LaxMom says:

    I'm sorry your arm is not behaving!!!! I hope it resolves itself quickly, with no aftereffects. And fall is the WORST for allergies, I hope that's all it is and it also goes away.

  3. Rillquiet says:

    Feel better soon; we'll see you back on the pickets when you do!

    I thought about this series as I read a book I picked up in Wyoming this past week, Pioneer Doctor: The Story of a Woman's Work. Dubious wisdom of buying heavy limited-run books notwithstanding (buying from local independent bookstores is a moral principle but hard on the luggage), it's an engaging read; Mollie Babcock walked out on her physician husband when she realized he'd helped her get through medical school but didn't want her to be a full partner in his practice. She ended up working in mining camps and small towns in Montana, where single professional women were very rare, and was active in the state's suffrage movement, agitation to overturn the Comstock laws, and pushing the AMA to certify women as physicians–your standard fainting flower of western femininity, basically. The author is her granddaughter, so she isn't objective, but she doesn't entirely paint over her ancestor's warts; nobody who does what Babcock did is without some hard edges.

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