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IHO @housingworks @brakingaidsride, today's @DailySuffragist celebrates the liberating force of cycling! This is more for bicycle buffs than suffrage enthusiasts. But it's worth watching for the story of Annie Londonderry alone. #Suffrage100…

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Yes, they had a bake sale.
Black & white men & women didn’t share public space in the 1830s. Female Anti-Slavery Societies were an exception, esp Philadelphia’s. It was founded by Lucretia Mott & 17 other women, inc. Harriet Forten Purvis, her…

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To ring in the Jewish new year, I’m highlighting 2 women whose impact on labor rights for all working people -esp. women- endures. Both fierce union organizers, suffragists, lesbians. Read @AnneliseOrleck1's profiles: Rose Schneiderman first. Shana…

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Pauline Newman was dykier than Rose. At 16 she led the biggest rent strike in NYC. After scores of friends died in the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, she helped write & enforce NY safety laws. Led women in WTUL & ILGWU for decades. There's so much…

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It’s Yom Kippur, which Ernestine Rose surely did not observe. As a child, she challenged her rabbi father on why G/d would require the pain of fasting. Comrade of Susan B Anthony, her motto was "Agitate, agitate." Truly the 1st Jewish feminist.

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Ernestine Rose was utterly self-possessed and extraordinarily lucky. She was an only child who inherited a fortune - and gave it back. She changed nations and languages more than once, establishing herself among intellectuals and reformers wherever…

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For a marvelous recent assessment of Ernestine Rose, stop here and read @JudithShulevitz in @nybooks Then come back and we’ll talk a little bit about when women were property. As far as I know white men didn’t mortgage their wives, using them as…

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Spending a last day on Ernestine Rose: as great a speaker as Anna Dickinson, as radical as Lucretia Mott. There were few Jews in the suffrage movement before the turn of the century, in part b/c Jews didn’t arrive in large # until the 1880s. Rose…

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Happy to join @jwaonline @NCJW to celebrate #jewishwomenvote by reposting Ernestine Rose. The OG Jewish feminist, as my kids would say. 👇is last of 3, threaded below. She asked in 1851 -- If a marital merger of interests is so important, why doesn't…

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Why do some tragedies generate change and others don’t? 109 years ago today the Triangle Shirtwaist fire killed 146 people - mostly Jewish & Italian immigrant women. The fire was key to winning labor & safety laws. The political power women…
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