Senator Barbara Mikulski often refers to the male senators who support women’s issues as “galahads.” Edward Kennedy has been among those senators. He has was a champion for women and families, a strong advocate for Title IX granting women greater participation in college sports; and more recently a leader in passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that ensures equal pay for equal work. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for August, 2009
On August 20, 1904, sociologist Rose Hum Lee was born. In 1955, Dr. Lee became the first Chinese American woman to chair an American university department. Read more about her in Chinese American Women: A History of Resilience and Resistance.
August – the month of Equality Day:
Someday Equality Day greeting cards will be sent, and standard printed calendars will note the date.
August 26th: the day to reflect on the challenges and achievements of the past struggles for women’s rights – the day to celebrate the progress made in gaining women’s rights…also how much more has to be done.
When the National Women’s History Museum is a central showpiece in our nation’s capital it will be the focus for further reflection and advancements and speed understanding and further progress.
Go NWHM Go!
–By NWHM Board Member Judy Kaplan