The Times had repeatedly editorialized that letting women vote would “derange” the social and political structure, that “the grant of suffrage to women is repugnant to instincts that strike their roots deep in the order of nature.” Moreover, one editorial said, suffragists tend to be “pacifists and enemies of preparedness.” “The men are doing the fighting,” the editorial said. “They should do the voting.”
In 1969—the same year as the launch of Apollo 13, as the Stonewall Inn riots, and as the very first Woodstock Festival—a 13-year-old girl by the name of Alice DeRivera decided she wanted to go to Stuyvesant High School, then an all-boys public school in New York City. DeRivera filed a suit against the Board of Education with the charge that the school’s policy was discriminatory and denied girls the ”equal protection of the laws.” When asked to defend the policy, the BoE backed down and acquiesced to demands that girls be allowed in.
Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) said the state should not be subsidizing the bad behavior of companies and she plans to introduce legislation in the coming days that would require companies seeking tax credits to disclose any sexual harassment complaints or settlements over the past five years and the outcomes of those cases. Under the proposed legislation, companies that are determined to have poor records in dealing with sexual harassment would be denied the credits.