“Alas, Eleanor Roosevelt Remains All-Too Relevant to Our Politics” | History News Network

Brigid O’Farrell makes a great case for putting Eleanor Roosevelt’s picture on the ten-dollar bill. I think she’s a great choice! She did so much to bend the arc of history towards justice. And as O’Farrell points out she remains very relevant today. But I think there are equally good reasons for putting Susan B. Anthony or Rosa Parks, as some have proposed, on the ten-dollar bill. I would be happy with any of them!

Read O’Farrell’s entire proposal here: History News Network | Alas, Eleanor Roosevelt Remains All-Too Relevant to Our Politics

“The Vital Fact that’s Been Lost in the Debate Over Those Planned Parenthood Videos” | History News Network

Johanna Schoen reviews the history of fetal tissue research in order to inform “[t]hose who want to defend Planned Parenthood and a woman’s ability to make her own reproductive choices” so that they can give it “a full-throated defense. “

Read the entire article here: History News Network | The Vital Fact that’s Been Lost in the Debate Over Those Planned Parenthood Videos

The Comfort Women and Japan’s War on Truth – NYTimes.com

Mindy Kotler in today’s New York Times wrote: “The United States, in particular, has a responsibility to remind Japan, its ally, that human rights and women’s rights are pillars of American foreign policy. If we do not speak out, we will be complicit not only in Japanese denialism, but also in undermining today’s international efforts to end war crimes involving sexual violence.”

The Comfort Women and Japan’s War on Truth – NYTimes.com.

Japanese comfort women