Women’s History Is A World to Be Fought For


Ida Tarbell: Jane Addams' editor, journalist, muckracker, feminist: 1857-1944
Ida Tarbell: Jane Addams’ editor, journalist, muckracker, feminist: 1857-1944

Dear Reader:

March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, I’m posting a favorite image of one of my favorite American women, Ida Tarbell. Just this past week I learned that Tarbell was Jane Addams’ editor for Twenty Years at Hull-House, Addams’ autobiographical account of a groundbreaking approach to solving urban problems, the “social settlement.”    
You can read more here. And/or, you can join me here, when I will be discussing Addams’ work.  If you’d like to attend, please write to me at: rebecca@rebeccasive.com.
Happy Women’s History Month.

Girls’ School for Politics Open Now

Girls’ School for Politics Open Now

Dear Readers:

Good morning.

At the link above is my back-to-school blogpost, which appeared late last week in RH Reality Check and in Huffington Post Politics.

Though not all of you are enrolled in this school, if you are curious about the lessons it teaches, I think the post will be informative.

Related to this topic, September is the birth month of Jane Addams, one of America’s greatest politicians, though she was never elected to any government office.

The first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, among other great political acts, Addams was president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom during another warring time in our history.

Of course, Addams wouldn’t have known and, if she had, she probably wouldn’t have liked, the term “girl power,” but that is what she was all about.

And that’s what we need to be all about, too. Read here, to learn how to think about girl power in these times.

Best wishes.