You may think you know what "feminist" history or philosophy is, but you haven't heard the whole story. Feminists for Life has a fresh perspective and some fascinating historical research that will make you proud to label yourself a feminist!
Herstory Worth Repeating
The early feminists, some of whose names are very familiar to you, and others whom you have yet to meet, were overwhelmingly pro-life.
The links below will take you to the PDF file of the selected issue of The American Feminist. Once you're there, you may either use the arrows at the bottom to take you to the Herstory page or click on the Bookmarks tab on the left and click on the featured feminist's name.
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 weekly e-tutorials began March 1, 2007, and ended Mother's Day.
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.
"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."
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Voices of Our Feminist Foremothers
Today's pro-life feminists have different ways of explaining their views. Get to know a few through these articles originally published in FFL's magazine The American Feminist. Click here for some examples, and visit The American Feminist page.