After Alice Paul, the author of the original Equal Rights Amendment, told FFL co-founder Pat Goltz that the early American feminists were pro-life, FFL historians were the first to research and reveal the truth to the feminist and pro-life movements: Without known exception, our feminist foremothers opposed abortion, and — like Susan B. Anthony — sought to address the root causes that drive women to abortion.
Our feminist foremothers’ conviction, bravery, and — sometimes — sheer bravado made it possible for women to vote, own property, and serve as legal guardians of their own children.
This is your 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, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States; and Sarah Norton, who — together with Susan B. Anthony — successfully argued for women’s admission to Cornell University. 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.
Because women deserve better,
Serrin M. Foster
FFL’s First Wave Feminist Course
- 100 Years: A Reflection
- Reaching the Voter: When Picketing Doesn’t Cut It
- Remembering Black Suffragists
- Men Have a Feminist Heritage
- Nellie Bly’s Interview with Susan B. Anthony
- Live the Legacy: Alice Paul’s Story
- Madame Restell: From Butcher’s Maid to Butcher of Women
- From Punjab to London: The Suffragette Princess
- Temperance and Women’s Suffrage: Sometimes Allied Movements
- Frederick Douglass: Suffragist. Abolitionist. Ally.
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