Tag: women’s rights
Forgotten for over a century in attics, barns, and porches, a recently discovered trove of more than a hundred letters originally owned by women’s rights leader Isabella Beecher Hooker fills in the political details of how the suffrage movement was run and the women activists who ran it. “They’ve tried all of these things and they just kept at it. To read that year after year after year in these letters is simply amazing,” says manuscript librarian Lori Birrell.
As part of a year-long celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York state, the Eastman School of Music and Susan B. Anthony Center are collaborating on a concert featuring the premieres of commissioned works by women composers.
Through letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, broadsides, and banners, the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation gives a rich voice to the history of women’s suffrage.
While much is known about the famed suffragist’s stance on social equality and slavery, Susan B. Anthony also had lots to say on a variety of issues that still resonate today.
It turns out that judges with daughters are more likely to vote in favor of women’s rights than ones with only sons. The effect, a new study found, is most pronounced among male judges appointed by Republican presidents, like Chief Justice Rehnquist.
“Our basic finding is quite startling,” said Maya Sen, a political scientist at the University of Rochester who conducted the study along with Adam Glynn, a government professor at Harvard.