“While… many of the world’s most important inventions are due to woman, the proportion of feminine inventors is much less … More
Category: gender equality
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 … More
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 … More
The Unusual Union That Led to the World’s First Feminist Government
Sweden’s history provides insight into how it has quietly established itself as one of the most gender equal countries in the world, while the United States continues to loudly squabble over legislation guaranteeing equal legal rights regardless of gender.
On International Women’s Day, Women in History Who Pressed for Progress
As the World Economic Forum suggests gender parity is 200 years away, a look at how researching and writing about women from the past 600 years give me purpose and motivation, and constantly remind me that another 200 years is far too long.
Define Her as Scandalous to Obscure Her Substance
What the treatment of two of history’s original “nasty women,” Mary Hays and Mary Darby Robinson, can tell us about how society has long consigned outspoken women to infamy or obliteration.
Condemn Her Actions to Silence Her Words
How the dangerously powerful words of two of history’s original “nasty women,” Olympe de Gouges and Mary Wollstonecraft, were silenced, suppressed, and nearly lost to history.