Archive for June, 2024

Women and Adversity: Jane Addams, Lesbian Co-founder of Hull House in Chicago

June 13, 2024

Women and Adversity: Jane Addams, Lesbian Co-founder of Hull House   To recognize June as Pride Month, I’m featuring famous women who were lesbians. I wrote a post about Jane Addams on this ...

Women and Adversity: Narges Mohammadi, 2023 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

October 26, 2023

Subscribe to my blog via email at the bottom of www.jamathews.com/blog Women and Adversity: Narges Mohammadi 2023 Nobel Peace Prize Winner The suppression of women in Iran goes beyond what any ...

Women and Adversity: Victoire Tomegah Dogbé

October 13, 2022

Women and Adversity:  21st Century Women Victoire Tomegah Dogbé Prime Minister of Togo The more I read about women in power worldwide, I realize that many are appointed. After the appointment, ...

Women and Adversity: Matilda Joselyn Gage, Suffragist

August 11, 2022

Women and Adversity: Matilda Joslyn Gage Suffragist I was a guest blogger on The Lazy Historian, a blog by historical fiction writer Jillianne Hamilton. (https://lazyhistorian.com). Jill is a his ...

Women and Adversity: Sarah Jane S. T. Garnet Cofounder of Equal Suffrage League of Brooklyn

November 25, 2021

Sarah Jane Smith Thompson Garnet argued that it was undemocratic to deny women the vote because they “had the same human intellectual and spiritual capabilities as men.” Garnet had a di ...

Women and Adversity: Belva Ann Lockwood, First Woman to Argue Before the Supreme Court

October 28, 2021

Belva Ann Lockwood’s flamboyant manner and special ability of self-promotion helped people of her era become more aware that women had talents equal to those of men. When she was denied the ri ...

Women and Adversity: Tye Leung Schulze, First Chinese American to Vote

August 26, 2021

Tye Leung was born August 24, 1887 in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the youngest of eight children of Chinese immigrants. Her parents had arranged a marriage between Tye’s sister and an older ...

Women and Adversity: Isabella Beecher Hooker

August 12, 2021

Isabella Beecher was considered frivolous by her family, and one reason was that she spent a lot of time checking her appearance. She wasn’t interested in marriage, but John Hooker, a lawyer ...

Women and Adversity: Clara Barton Founder of the American Red Cross Born on Christmas Day 1821

December 24, 2020

Clarissa “Clara” Barton was born on December 25, 1821, 199 years ago in Oxford, Massachusetts, the youngest of six children. She was a shy girl, and on the recommendation of phrenologist ...

Women and Adversity: Dolores Huerta, Modern Suffragist

November 12, 2020

  “Identify me as an organizer,” Dolores Huerta says, her strong, vibrant tone defying her ninety years. “Learn that I’ve dedicated my life to teach people to be responsible. Use ...

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