Women in History

Women's March On Versailles: The French Revolution

October 5, 2020

Throughout history, women's marches have had major impacts on the political landscape of a nation, from the 1908 march for women's suffrage in England which led to t...

What You Didn’t Know About Betsy Ross

July 17, 2019

Living history reenactment of Betsy Ross making of first American flag, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) ...

Who Were the Lowell Girls? A Force to Be Reckoned With

May 29, 2019

In the mid-1800s, textile mills were a big business in New England town, particularly the town of Lowell, Massachusetts. To keep the mills humming along and to k...

Ma Ferguson, A Puppet Governor

April 22, 2019

The history books list Miriam Amanda Ferguson, or Ma as she was known, as the first female governor of Texas and one of the first women to hold the position of governor in the United St...

The Bob: A Revolutionary And Empowering Hairstyle

April 14, 2019

American actress Louise Brooks, shown here in 1929, was known for her daring short bobbed hair. Source: (John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images) Prior to the 20th century,...

Thanks to These Ladies, Women Have the Right to Vote

February 25, 2019

On May 3, 1916, Suffragettes carry a banner announcing that 'Women have full suffrage in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Idaho' at the Women of all Nations Parade in New ...

How Flappers Invented the Modern Woman

October 25, 2018

Actress Nanette Fabray dresses as a Flapper -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) One of the most memorable and endearing images of the 1920s is that of a Flapper. ...

Badass Lady Pirates

October 17, 2018

A woman dressed as a pirate with a parrot on her shoulder at the King Mango Strut, annual satire parade. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images) If you thought marauding was a man’s job,...

Molly Pitcher, Heroine of the Revolutionary War

October 9, 2018

While the men waged war during America’s fight for independence, there is an urban legend of at least one woman that joined the fighting. Nicknamed Molly Pitcher, this ...

Vintage Photos of Women Showing Their Tattoos from the 1890s to the 1960s

January 11, 2018

Check out some badass ladies of the Western world who used to walk around with tattoos on their bodies, long before it was cool.

Someone Asked Twitter To Name A Badder B*tch Than Taylor Swift...The Internet Did Not Disappoint

December 30, 2017

Taylor Swift is trying to rebrand herself from an "innocent country singer" to a "heartless tyrant who sits on a golden thro...

C.J. Walker: From The Cotton Fields To America’s First Female Millionaire

November 8, 2017

Hers was a classic and inspiring rags to riches story. One dotted with too many struggles and hardships, and failings and disappointments. But it...

Eleanor Roosevelt: 'First Lady' With A Bounty On Her Head

August 30, 2017

Eleanor Roosevelt might not have been president like her husband, Franklin, or her uncle Teddy, but she's every bit as badass as they were. Credit: AllDay

Virginia Oldoini, The Star of Early Photography

August 18, 2017

Virginia Elisabetta Luisa Antonietta Teresa Maria Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, was a very significant figure in the early history of photography. She is remembered amo...

Female Snipers of the 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian Front

August 10, 2017

Russia in World War 2 was facing a threat to their very existence. Early in the war they could not compete with Germany in terms of technology, training, or skil...

Lovely Photos of Frida Kahlo from the Last Years of Her Life in Mexico City

August 6, 2017

In 1950, photographer Gisèle Freund traveled to Mexico where she met the legendary couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Welcomed into their home,...

Newly Uncovered Photo Appears To Show Amelia Earhart Alive After Crash

July 6, 2017

A photo found in the National Archives may show Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, alive in the Marshall Islands after their suspected cra...