In 1911 women voted in some states--but not in Illinois. On this date 101 years ago, a group of female activists from Chicago chartered a train and traveled to Springfield to lobby for voting rights.At 9 a.m. the special "Suffrage Train" pulled out of the Illinois Central 12th Street Station.
Feminism was in the news on November 30, 1923. Five hundred women came to Chicago for a conference of the National Women's Rights Party. They met at 675 N. Rush Street, the mansion home of Ganna Walska.Walska was one of those people who were famous for being famous.
Earlier this year, a police officer went on a routine visit to York University in Toronto to advise young women on safety. His tip? Women should avoid dressing like sluts to avoid sexual assault.His comments sparked a global protest movement called "SlutWalk." From Canada to the U.S.
Today we meet Ani Choying Drolma, a Nepali Buddhist nun, internationally renowned singer and social activist. Ani is the founder of the Nuns Welfare Foundation of Nepal, an organization that supports the education and well-being of Buddhist nuns, as well as the Ani Foundation, a U.S.