Sarah Lawrence’s Feminist First: Cornelia Fort, ’39, First Female Pilot to Die in Combat

By Christopher Hoffman A version of this article has appeared in The Huffington Post. It is in the light of the Pentagon’s lift of the band on women serving in combat that we acknowledge March 21st, 2013 as the seventieth anniversary of the death of Cornelia Fort, the first female pilot to die for the United States military. Besides experiencing the bombing of Pearl Harbor … Continue reading Sarah Lawrence’s Feminist First: Cornelia Fort, ’39, First Female Pilot to Die in Combat

Chicago Women’s History in Plain Sight: Clara Driscoll (1861-1944)

By Emma Staffaroni This article is part of a three-story series exploring Chicago women’s history. Back in 2007 the New-York Historical Society featured an exhibit called “A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls.” Louis Comfort Tiffany, the 19th century decorative arts genius who pioneered the use of stained glass and mosaic, was not a woman, but his glass workers were, and … Continue reading Chicago Women’s History in Plain Sight: Clara Driscoll (1861-1944)

FRIDAY MARCH 1st: Opening Night & Keynote Speaker ALICE KESSLER-HARRIS

Friday March 1, 2013 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Registration in Heimbold Lobby — Pick up your conference materials and mingle with other passionate women’s historians! 6:00 p.m. HEIMBOLD AUDITORIUM: THE MAIN EVENT! Welcome Address: Rona Holub, Director, Women’s History Graduate Program, Sarah Lawrence College Keynote Address: Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History, Columbia University Alice Kessler-Harris earned her PhD from Rutgers in 1968. … Continue reading FRIDAY MARCH 1st: Opening Night & Keynote Speaker ALICE KESSLER-HARRIS

PANEL: Woman Power for Peace: Linkages in Domestic and International Anti-War and Anti-Imperialist Activism during the Vietnam Era

Saturday March 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM Commenter: Leandra Zarnow, Stanford University, Stanford, CA There from the Beginning: Women Strike for Peace, SDS, and the Launching of a National Antiwar Movement, 1961-1965 Andrea Estepa Drawing from a larger study reconsidering the organizational history of Women Strike for Peace (WSP), this paper highlights the integral role that particularly its local branch in Ann Arbor, Michigan, played … Continue reading PANEL: Woman Power for Peace: Linkages in Domestic and International Anti-War and Anti-Imperialist Activism during the Vietnam Era

PREVIEW: 15th Annual Women’s History Month Conference in Honor of Amy Swerdlow

Hello women’s history enthusiasts and loyal readers! It’s the most wonderful time of the year– namely, WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH! To kick off the month of March, Sarah Lawrence College’s Women’s History graduate program hosts an annual conference, centered around a theme in women’s history and activism. This year, our conference honors the late Amy Swerdlow, historian, activist, member of Women Strike for Peace, and former … Continue reading PREVIEW: 15th Annual Women’s History Month Conference in Honor of Amy Swerdlow

SLC to Screen Documentary on Masculinity, “Tough Guise” – Tuesday 2/19 @ 8 PM

  TOUGH GUISE: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity A documentary by Jackson Katz, Jeremy Earp, and Sut Jhally Film Screening & Discussion Tuesday February 19th, 8pm in Titsworth Lecture Hall (click here to watch the trailer) Further discussion will take place at the Feminist Collective Meeting on Wednesday February 20th at 7pm in the Tea Haus Pizza will be served Brought to you … Continue reading SLC to Screen Documentary on Masculinity, “Tough Guise” – Tuesday 2/19 @ 8 PM

Robert Leleux on Gerda Lerner in The American Prospect

  We are pleased to announce that our illustrious colleague in the Women’s History program, Robert Leleux, has written an illuminating piece in The American Prospect on the late Gerda Lerner and her contributions to Women’s History and academia as a whole. Leleux writes: The restoration of half the human race to the historical record has led to consequences beyond anything Lerner could have imagined at … Continue reading Robert Leleux on Gerda Lerner in The American Prospect

In Other News, Not All Pregnant Women Are Created Equal

If you’ve read anything at all today, including top news sources, you know the most important thing EVER has happened: yes, the Dutchess of Cambridge, Kate, is pregnant. Jezebel has an excerpt from the official statement, as well as a comprehensive retrospective of tabloid coverage of Kate’s uterus. I think this is an apt opportunity for us to note the wonderful problems with our collective … Continue reading In Other News, Not All Pregnant Women Are Created Equal

RE/VISIONIST HOLIDAY AD CONTEST!

Deck the halls with gender stereotypes, fa la la la laaaa, la la la la! Have you experienced the following exchange during the commercial break of a recent sports event or new episode? You: Oh. My. God. Are they @#$%*&@$ serious. TV-watching partner: What? What is it? You: Seriously? Ser– no, seriously? Are they? What the @$%%$#$%$#%!!!!!! If this sounds familiar, you may be eligible … Continue reading RE/VISIONIST HOLIDAY AD CONTEST!

Second Presidential Debate TONIGHT @ 9 PM EST

As we reflect on what is and is not said tonight at the second debate, let us remember that we are not simply voting for a leader for the next four years; we are electing the future of women’s choice in the United States. Read about Romney/Ryan’s terrifying plans to outlaw abortion across the country, via NY Times: “We do not need to guess about … Continue reading Second Presidential Debate TONIGHT @ 9 PM EST