Commentator Cyndy Bittinger is a teacher, writer and historian.
And as part of our Women’s History Month series on Vermont Women and
the Law, she’s been thinking about Vermont’s
woman lawyers – from Bradwell and Bigwood – to law students today.
Vermont Women In History, VPR’s series of essays on Vermont Women and the
Law coincides with the Vermont Commission on Women’s publication
of the 6th edition of "The Legal Rights of Women in Vermont". Today many of the laws discussed in the book apply to women and men equally,
but writer, historian and commentator Marilyn Blackwell says that wasn’t
always the case.
Author, educator and commentator Madeleine Kunin served as Vermont’s first woman governor – and the nation’s fourth. Today she reflects on women in politics, as well as women’s suffrage and some of those who opposed it.