Unapologetic progressive. Fearless activist. Plucky liberal.

Just a few quick facts for today in herstory (courtesy of @ShelbyKnox):

  • 1638: Anne Hutchinson banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for her religious teachings.
  • 1872: Illinois became the first state to pass law prohibiting gender discrimination in employment.
  • 1893: Senda Berenson, “Mother of Women’s Basketball,” organized and officiated first women’s basketball game.
  • 1997: Tara Lipinski became the youngest women’s world figure skating champion at 14 years, 10 months.
  • 2001: Equal Rights Amendment re-introduced in U.S. Congress. First introduced in 1923, it still hasn’t passed.

Comments on: "WHM Day 22: Today in herstory" (2)

  1. kit10phish said:

    I am especially excited about the Women’s BB part–go Storm!

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