Women’s History Month 2014: Celebrating The Nameless, The Faceless, The Invisible

By Yumhee Park
Program Assistant for the Health and Reproductive Rights Department, National Women’s Law Center

Which of these is not like the other?

Amelia Earhart, aviator.
Virginia Woolf, novelist.
Frida Kahlo, artist.
Kim Gun-ja, comfort woman.

Rochester’s History of Strong Women Continues Today

By Jean Carroll, President & CEO
YWCA Rochester & Monroe County

Jean Carroll

March is designated as “Women’s History Month,” and I’m honored to live and work in a city that has such a rich history of strong, powerful, influential women. Rochester, New York is where Susan B. Anthony lived, worked and campaigned for women’s rights.

In 1872, Anthony and several other women voted (illegally at the time) in the Presidential election. She was found guilty and ordered to pay a $100 fine (which she never paid). 14 years after she died, women were granted the right to vote with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. The goal of equality and empowerment for all women continues today, and a recent poverty report issued about Rochester shows we have a long way to go.