On June 30, 1966, 28 women attending the Third National Conference of State Commissions on the Status of Women had had enough. The 1966 Conference delegates were prohibited from taking action even in the form of a resolution that recommended the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) carry out its legal mandate to end sex discrimination in employment.Read More
At 83 years old, Edith Windsor, became the plaintiff in the case that challenged the Defense of Marriage Act. On June 26, 2013, in a historic 5-4 vote, the United States Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, a huge victory not only for Edith, but for the gay community and its supporters.
The ruling is a huge cause for celebration for the future of gay rights as well as a moment to acknowledge those who began the fight for equal rights in a time when such a thing seemed unfathomable.Read More
MAKER Linda Fairstein may be the groundbreaking Manhattan District Attorney who paved the way sex crimes units across the country would work to solve cases and protect victims, but she also happens to be an internationally best-selling author of a crime novel series about Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. Fairstein's next Alex Cooper novel, Death Angel, is coming out July 30th!Read More
A young lady I was talking to at an internet convention had a sudden realization, immediately stopped talking about technology and plaintively asked me, "Are you Dyllan McGee's father?" Bemused I answered "Yes," to which she gushed "OMG! She is one of my good friends. You must be so proud of her."Read More
For so many women, our fathers have been essential in helping us become the people we are today. The same goes for even the most powerful, creative, and groundbreaking women out there.Read More
There's no doubt that there have always been athletic, strong, and talented women, but the opportunity to compete wasn't always there. So today, as jockey female Rosie Napravnik makes racing history at the Belmont Stakes, MAKERS takes a look back through photos at firsts in women's sports history.
From the first women's golf tournament and the first woman to swim across the English Channel, to Danica Patrick's recent Indy Car successes and the first girl to dunk a basketball in a high school game, women continue to prove just how incredible they can be on and off the field.Read More
Over the last 40 years, Judy Blume has published 27 books (and counting) that have been translated into more than 30 languages and won more than 90 book awards. And yet this Friday marks the first of her books to make its way to the movie screen. Tiger Eyes, adapted from Blume's 1981 best-selling novel, will be released in theaters, On Demand and iTunes this Friday! The movie is directed by Blume's son, Larry, from a script they wrote together.Read More