While the Green Book has become something of a buzzword lately thanks to Hollywood, the “mother” of the essential guide for African Americans navigating Jim Crow America has been overlooked and all but lost to history.
The New Tropes of Women’s History are as Damaging as the Old
Labels and stereotypes, long used to subordinate and marginalize women in history, need to be opposed, not embraced.
Quoted // Matilda Joslyn Gage
“While… many of the world’s most important inventions are due to woman, the proportion of feminine inventors is much less…
Christmas, Written by Women
From a former slave to two Nobel laureates, a selection of women writers in modern history and their often-overlooked narratives of Christmas.
Faces of Diversity in American First-Wave Feminism
Six little-known women from around the world – starting with a Russian-Jewish immigrant and ending with a French former chambermaid – who contributed to first-wave feminism in the United States.
When the Cult of Celebrity Devours Meaningful History
Katharine Houghton Hepburn helped American women secure the vote and reproductive freedom. Her daughter was a four-time Oscar winner. Chances are, you know about the actress, but not the activist.
International Day of the Girl Child 2018
In honor of International Day of the Girl Child, designated by the United Nations as October 11, a quote by…
LaGuardia’s Sister, Eichmann’s Prisoner, Ravensbrück’s “Mother”
A major New York City airport is named in honor of her brother, but Gemma La Guardia Gluck’s story of surviving Ravensbrück concentration camp as the political prisoner of Adolf Eichmann unjustly exists in the shadows of history.
H.G. Wells’ Feminism and the Women Who Deconstructed It
English author H.G. Wells envisioned a future of alien invasion and time travel. He dabbled in dystopian nightmares and conjured up mad scientists and invisible men. And, to the disgust of two of his feminist lovers, he imagined a utopia where “women are to be as free as men.”
Quoted // Edith Wharton on Gender Equality
“No nation can have grown-up ideas till it has a ruling cast of grown-up men and women; and it is…