“‘Equal Rights’ for Women: Wrong Then, Wrong Now”

Source: Phyllis Schlafly, “’Equal Rights” for Women: Wrong Then, Wrong Now,” Los Angeles Times, April…

“A Latina Judge’s Voice”

Source: Judge Mario G. Olmos Memorial Lecture, University of California, Berkeley School of Law Symposium…

Remarks at the Signing of the Violence against Women Act

Source: Available online from the Obama White House Press Office, https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2013/03/07/remarks-president-and-vice-president-signing-violence-against-women-act. Remarks by Joseph Biden…

The Feminine Mystique

Source: Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique (New York: W. W. Norton, 1963), pp. 15 and…

Press Release and Open Letter Inviting Women to Attend the Miss America Protest

Source: Item 73665, Robin Morgan Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke…

“Equal Rights Amendment to the Federal Constitution”

Source: Legislative Leaflet Issued by the Legislative Council, 2/1924, Petitions and Memorials, Resolutions of State…

“Now We Can Begin”

Source: The Liberator, December 1920. Most women will agree that August 23, the day when…

“Voluntary Motherhood”

Source: "Voluntary Motherhood," National Birth Control League, 1917, Library of Congress Microfilm, LCM 131:104 . Birth…

Muller v. Oregon

Source: 208 U.S. 412 (1908). Mr. Justice Brewer Delivered the Opinion of the Court The…

“Should Women Be Executed?”

Source: Albany Law Journal 54, no. 20 (November 14, 1896): 309–10. . . . The question…

Some Reasons Why We Oppose Votes for Women

Source: National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, Some Reasons Why We Oppose Votes for Women .…

“Filial Relations”

Source: Jane Addams, Democracy and Social Ethics (New York: Macmillan, 1902). . . . There…

The Modern City and the Municipal Franchise for Women

Source: Jane Addams, The Modern City and the Municipal Franchise for Women (New York: National…

Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States

Source: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage, eds., History of Woman…

Minor v. Happersett

Source: 88 U.S. 162. Footnotes added by the Editor are preceded by “Ed. note.” The…

“Memorial” and “Constitutional Equality”

Source: Woodhull and Clafin’s Weekly, December 19, 1870, and January 2, 1871. The memorial of…

“An Address on Female Suffrage”

Source: Catharine E. Beecher, Woman’s Profession as Mother and Educator, with Views in Opposition to…

Marriage Protest

Source: Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell, Marriage Protest, May 1, 1855; reprinted 1897, Blackwell Family…

Consistent Democracy

Source: Consistent Democracy. The Elective Franchise for Women. Twenty-Five Testimonies of Prominent Men (Worcester, 1858),…

Remarks at the Women Rights Convention

Source: Marcus Robinson, “Account of the Women’s Rights Convention,” Anti-Slavery Bugle 6, no. 41(June 21,…

Voter Qualification Law

Source: November 16, 1807, §1, Acts 32nd General Assembly of New Jersey, 1st sitting, ch. 2, p.…

Lecture Delivered at Franklin Hall

Source: Productions of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart, Presented to the First African Baptist Church and…

“On the Equality of the Sexes”

Source: Constantia, The Massachusetts Magazine, March 1790, 132–35; April 1790, 223–26. To the Editors of The Massachusetts Magazine…

Boy Scouts of America v. Dale

Source: 530 U.S. 640, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/99-699.ZO.html. CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court. Petitioners[1]…

“An Address on Female Suffrage”

Source: Catharine E. Beecher, Woman’s Profession as Mother and Educator, with Views in Opposition to…

Lynch Law in America

Source: The Arena 23 (January 1900): 15–24. Our country's national crime is lynching. It is…

Gender and Equality

"The influence of woman is not limited to the domestic circle. Society is her empire."…

“The Right of the People, Men and Women, to Petition”

Source: Speech of John Quincy Adams, of Massachusetts, upon the Right of the People, Men…

“Now We Can Begin”

Source: The Liberator, December 1920. Most women will agree that August 23, the day when…

Platform of the National Woman’s Party

Source: “Platform of the National Woman’s Party,” June 1916. https://archives.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/2450/927/mss60-10.pdf?sequence=1 ADOPTED by a CONVENTION of…

Chapter 27: The Equal Rights Amendment

A. Representative Shirley Chisholm, Address to The United States House of Representatives, May 21, 1969…

“IS IT A CRIME FOR A U.S. CITIZEN TO VOTE?”

Susan B. Anthony, “Is It a Crime for a U.S. Citizen to Vote?” in Rochester…

A Society of Patriotic Ladies at Edenton in North Carolina

Redcoats in South Carolina

Source: Caroline Gilman, ed., Letters of Eliza Wilkinson (New York, 1839), 24, 27-31. https://archive.org/details/lettersofelizawi00wilk/page/24 All…

Women’s Voices: Religion in American History and Politics

While women have historically made up an overwhelming percentage of America's religious practitioners, their roles…

My Call to Preach the Gospel

Source: Jarena Lee, Religious Experience (Philadelphia: 1849). Between four and five years after my sanctification,[1]…

Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality: The Sure Foundation on Which We Must Build

Source: Meditations from the Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart (Washington, D. C., 1879). We…

A Brand Plucked from the Fire

Source: Julia A. J. Foote, A Brand Plucked from the Fire (Cleveland, W. F. Schneider:…

The Heavenly Vision

Source: Susan B. Anthony, The History of Woman Suffrage, Vol. IV 1883–1900 (Indianapolis, 1902), 128–133.…

Holiness Camp Meetings

Source: Hannah Whitall Smith, My Spiritual Autobiography or How I Discovered the Unselfishness of God…

The ‘Do Everything’ Policy

Source: Frances Willard, Address before the Second Biennial Convention of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance…

We’re On Our Way

Source: Fannie Lou Hamer, “We’re On Our Way,” Speech before a mass meeting held at…

Exploring the Link between Womanhood and the Rabbinate

Source: [Amy Eilberg], “Exploring the Link between Womanhood and the Rabbinate: Lilith Interviews the First…

Men, Women, and Biblical Equality

Source: The Elisabeth Elliott Newsletter, November/December 1990. Men, Women, and Biblical Equality A few months…

Citizenship and Faith

Source: Amina Wadud, “Citizenship and Faith,” in Woman and Citizenship, Marilyn Friedman, ed. (New York:…

One Day Seminar: Trailblazers and Torchbearers: Women in American History, hosted by Iowa CSS (Des Moines, IA)

Explore the contributions of women to the political thought of three broad eras in American…

Address to the League of Women Voters, Wheeling, West Virginia

Source: McCarthy spoke from a prepared text, but he apparently deviated from it at points…

“Do You Want Your Wife to Work After the War?”

Source: “Do You Want Your Wife to Work After the War?” G. I. Roundtable Series,…

Questions and Answers About the WAAC

Source: United States Army Women’s Auxiliary Corps, “73 Questions and Answers About the WAAC,” World…

Speech Introducing the Equal Rights Amendment

Congressional Record, May 21, 1969, Extensions of Remarks E4165-6. Available from Duke University Digital Repository.…
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