Across time and culture, women connect generations through traditions. Women often bequeath family mementos to succeeding women. Quilts made by women commemorate, illustrate, or express important events. While these items have economic value, their primary worth is in the connections they make within families.
A case study is presented of three women artists who were active in producing feminist art in Israel during the 1970s. According to the author, Yocheved Weinfeld, Miriam Sharon and Pamela Levy were in contact with the U.S. feminist art movement and combined feminist themes with meanings and materials specific to Israel. It is suggested that political and cultural factors can account for the relative absence of feminist art in Israel during this period.
More than 2.5 million people in cities from Washington, D.C. to Sydney, Australia marched in the name of equal rights at Women’s Marches across the world on the day after President Trump’s inauguration.
In 1917 and 1918 violent cost-of-living protests, largely peopled by poor urban housewives, erupted across the world. Although Britain did not experience such dramatic events, a women's politics of food can be found in local neighborhoods that touched the lives of unorganized housewives on the wartime home front.
During the Great Depression, with thousands on bread lines, farmers were instructed by the New Deal Agricultural Adjustment Act to produce less food in order to stabilize food prices and restore the market economy. Fruit was left to rot on trees, crops were plowed under, and millions of piglets and sows were slaughtered and discarded. Many Americans saw the government action as a senseless waste of food that left the hungry to starve, initiating public protests against food and farm policy.