9 Primary Source Documents to View on Equal Pay Day

| By Gale Staff |

Equal Pay Day raises awareness of the gender pay gap. The date April 4, 2017 represents how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.  Explore primary source documents from Gale’s Women’s Studies Archive to learn more about the gender pay gap throughout history.

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Nevertheless, She Persisted: GVRL Celebrates Women’s History Month

| By Nicole Albrecht | February 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced while reading an opposition letter, written by Coretta Scott King, during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing for attorney general. Later, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell stated that Warren gave a lengthy speech violating rules and was warned, but nevertheless, she persisted. That phrase was … Read more

A Look Back at International Women’s Day Celebrations

Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate and recognize the achievements of bold and inspirational women who have enacted positive change in the world. Through the study of primary sources we can shed light on stories of powerful women who may have previously been largely ignored in public discourse.

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The Woman Behind National Women’s History Month

Our understanding of history shapes the way we see the world and helps us define who we are as individuals. When Molly Murphy MacGregor was asked to define the women’s movement by one of her high school students in 1972 her search for an answer not only redefined her view of the world but helped redefine the … Read more