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
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…