"Woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own."
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton


 
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Best dressed congresswoman offered 1st equal pay bill

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on April 6, 2017 | Leave a comment (0)
Ever hear of Winifred Stanley? The first person to introduce equal pay legislation in Congress? Me neither, but a recent Washington Post article changed that. Rep. Winifred C. Stanley was a Buffalo, NY, Republican, who gained a congressional seat on a $6 campaign budget. Despite a successful...

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Casual shopping helped spur right to vote

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on January 3, 2017 | Leave a comment (0)
Here’s a shocker: Shopping, that decidedly female pastime of perusing consumer goods with or without the intent to purchase, was actually a catalyst for the women’s rights movement. Erika Diane Rappaport writes in Shopping for Pleasure that “for many middle-class housewives in Victorian...

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#Girl Power: 2 NY students advocate women’s rights

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 18, 2016 | Leave a comment (0)
Lily Zhang and Sheryl Chen, both 17 and seniors at Staten Island Tech High School, have collaborated to create Girls Advocating Leadership & Strength, Inc. GALS is a non-profit organization focusing on supporting female leadership positions in business and politics. It’s comforting to...

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Seneca Falls deserves some respect

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 10, 2016 | Leave a comment (0)
A newsy article about Seneca Falls, NY, the setting for my first historical novel, turned up in the Washington Post recently. Debra Bruno starts out by declaring that “If Concord, Mass., is the home of the “shot heard round the world” in the American Revolution, and Gettysburg was...

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This was a vote against women

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 10, 2016 | Leave a comment (0)
Journalist and lawyer Jill Filipovic declares in a Washington Post opinion piece that Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president is “a clear statement of what so many of my countrymen (and the people who put Trump in power are mostly men) value: white male supremacy above all,...

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Worse than Dead: the Next Best Thing

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on April 2, 2013 | Leave a comment (2)
Author Nancy Gadzuk enrolled me in The Next Big Thing meme. First, I had to look up the word “meme.” The short definition: it has something to do with repetition. And that’s what we’re doing. Answering questions sent by our writer friends about our works in progress and posting answers on...

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Not Two of the Boys

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on December 19, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
Expressions of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s feminist passion are a joy to read in Not One of the Boys by Brenda Feigen, another cutting edge, mid-20th century feminist. Both women attended Harvard Law School and though a dozen years separated them in age, the attitude toward female...

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Sojourner Truth didn’t say that

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on March 29, 2012 | Leave a comment (6)
I’m disappointed. The famous words “And ain’t I a Woman?” did not come from the mouth of Sojourner Truth. According to historian Nell Irvin Painter, author of Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol, Frances Dana Gage, a white feminist, revised Truth’s impromptu address to a women’s rights...

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2nd act takes woman filmmaker to China

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on February 8, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
When the sinking economy stalled her freelance advertising business, May Tchao thought, “What the heck, I’ve done it all my life, so I want to try something new.” What Tchao did was begin filming the documentary “Rise of the Phoenix,” which casts the issue of women’s...

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