Women and Society

Remember the Ladies Behind the American Revolution

Remember the Ladies Behind the American Revolution Women were the midwives of the Revolution. By Jeanne Abrams Looking back a quarter-century after the war had ended, in 1807, revolutionary leader and former U.S. president John Adams aptly observed, “Was not every Fireside, indeed a Theater of Politics?” He recognized what popular memory does not: Women were essential players in the…

LGBTQ+ Women Who Made National History

LGBTQ+ Women Who Made National History In May 2019, the city of New York announced plans to honor LGBTQ+ activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera with a statue. The city of New York claimed the monument will be the “first permanent, public artwork recognizing transgender women in the world.” Johnson and Rivera were prominent figures in uprisings against 1969…