A growing group of legislators is backing the creation of a new Smithsonian women’s history museum.
Women of the United Kingdom head to the polls for today’s special election on a particularly fitting anniversary. It’s been 104 years to the day since Emily Wilding Davison died for the cause of women’s suffrage, trampled to death in the middle of a high-profile horse race, in front of the King and Queen themselves.
Editor’s note: For Women’s History Month, The Root is celebrating women from a wide range of professional industries in our video series Women at Work.
Behold: A convenient illustration of the fact that when you start mentioning women at all, ever, some people start wondering why you have to talk about women all the damn time.
These sharp-dressed ladies are sitting on the steps of a building at Atlanta University, circa 1899. I want to know all their stories, in detail.
On this day in 1920, the thirty-sixth (and last necessary) state ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, promising women the right to vote.
Recently, in a perfect sick joke about the framing of women’s stories, a promised Women’s History Museum in London was revealed to be yet another Jack the Ripper attraction. Now two historians want to create an actual women’s history museum. Whoa now, let’s not get too wild, here!
In January of 2015, Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, a former diversity chief at Google, had plans approved to build a museum in Whitechapel, London that would “retell the story of the East End through the eyes, voices, experiences and actions” of women. Six month later, construction covers have been removed to reveal few minor…
Shocker of the day: a set of conservative women chosen by The Heritage Foundation to talk about feminism don't like feminism.
When an interviewer asked Hugo- and Macarthur-winning novelist Octavia Butler what she thought of her books being classed as science fiction, she said, "Really, it doesn't matter. A good story is a good story." In honor of Women's History Month, here is (some of) the story of Butler's life.
New York Times columnist Gail Collins—the paper's first female editorial page editor—has written a chronicle of the last
40 50 years of American women's history, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present.
A history mag? We're with you. A women's history mag? You had us at hello. And it's smart and handsome, too? Swell! It's called...HerStoria? Aye, there's the rub. But don't let it deter you!
If a hoop skirt strikes you as an unlikely agent of feminist change, you'd be in good company. But an exhibit at Paris's Palais Galliera seeks to make just this argument. Despite its obvious restrictions, a crinoline provided a measure of comfort: one was not required to wear heavy undergarments and could move with…