Archive for May, 2022

Women and Adversity: 21st Century Women: Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland

May 26, 2022

Aside from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompting Finland, a country of 5.5 million, to apply for membership in NATO, which has gained headlines around the world, Sanna Marin also has gained ...

Women and Adversity: Marie Curie

December 23, 2021

Does that perfect gift elude you? Try a biography of one of the most admired women in the world. I posted this blog in May 2021, but Marie Curie is worth reading about again. Born Maria ...

Women and Adversity: Lucille Clifton First Black Poet Laureate of Maryland

December 9, 2021

I chose to repeat my blog on Lucille Clifton because those looking for a Christmas present to give may consider her books of poetry. This woman aimed to have Americans realize, through her poe ...

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: 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: Wilhelmina Dowsett Founder, Woman’s Equal Suffrage Association of Hawaiʻi

December 10, 2020

The daughter of a native Hawaiʻian mother of royal descent and a German immigrant father who was a coffee planter, Wilhelmina Kekelaokalaninui Widemann Dowsett campaigned for the rights of th ...

Women and Adversity: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Women’s Activist, Suffragist, Abolitionist

January 25, 2018

No Women and Adversity blog post would be complete without one on Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an ally of Lucretia Mott. The two met at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840, where both ...

Women and Adversity: Azar Nafisi, Women’s Advocate, Writer from Iran

January 26, 2017

Women’s rights, diversity and tolerance are key words that describe Azar Nafisi. Her signature work, “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books,” was first published in 2003 and recounts ...

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