Tag Archives: Suffragents

ARTICLE, PODCAST: ForbesWomen, Forbes.com and Green Connections and Radio: “From Dowdy to Dazzling: Lessons for Women Today from the Suffragists”

“To commemorate that centennial, this Women’s History Month, I sat down with one of the foremost chroniclers of the suffrage movement, Brooke Kroeger, to tell us how it happened and glean lessons for women today. ” continue reading

EVENT: NYU Bentson Deans Lecture “What We Can Learn About Allyship from ‘Suffragents’ Who Helped Women Get the Vote”

“What can those with visibility and influence do–beyond stating support for a particular movement–to combat injustice? Can those with power and privilege advance the interests of others–without hijacking or getting in the way of the efforts of the marginalized groups they mean to support?” continue reading

EVENT: Meet the Author But Better Yet Meet UN HeforShe Global Chief Elizabeth Nyamamaro – UN Bookshop – March 20, 2018

The opposition to involving men in a perceived women’s issue sounded very familiar—much like the reaction I received to the proposal for the Suffragents.(“Who cares what the men did?”) At UN Women, it was something like, “Why involve the men? This is a women’s issue.”

“I don’t have a way to verify this, but I’d conjecture with some confidence that if those conversations were being held now, in the midst of the surge of interest in women’s equality brought on by #MeToo, HeforShe and the Suffragents would be eliciting a very different reaction.” continue reading

POST: Seems Some Ideas Behind the Men’s Rights Movement Had Already Surfaced a Century Ago

“For when my wife gets started, she has got Patrick Henry, Demosthenes, Henry Ward Beecher and William J. Bryan lashed to the mast and panting for breath.” continue reading

NOTICE: They Remembered the Ladies and Did Much More Than That

“There is still work to be done and hard work. We men can make it easier and happier work if we join in it, and no longer stand aside, as too many men have done, leaving the women to toil and struggle, making up in vital energy what they lack in political power.” continue reading