Herstory of the WeekTM
Feminist History E-Tutorial
In celebration of Women's History Month 2007, FFL began a new e-tutorial about the feminists whose conviction, bravery and—sometimes—sheer bravado made it possible for women to vote, own property and serve as legal guardians of their own children.
The early feminists worked to protect women and children from abortion and sought to address the root causes of abortion—just as Feminists for Life of America does today.
The weekly e-tutorials began March 1, 2007, and ended Mother's Day. To receive regular news, information about scheduled events, and features like this, please join FFL's email list.
"This is an opportunity to get to know a little better courageous women such as suffragist Victoria Woodhull, who ran for president when she didn't even have the right to vote; Elizabeth Blackwell, one of the first female physicians in the United States; and Sarah Norton, who—together with Susan B. Anthony—successfully argued for women's admission to Cornell University," notes Feminists for Life President Serrin M. Foster. "It is time that fascinating foremothers like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who flaunted her maternity during Victorian times while starting the women's revolution, become as well known as our forefathers."