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Women In History

Female Pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read And How They Es...

April 20, 2021

Anne Bonny and Mary Read. (Stefano Bianchetti/Corbis via Getty Images) Hollywood depicts female pirates as lusty, tight-bodiced hotties who are equally skille...

Gladiatrix: This Is What Life Was Like For Female Gladi...

February 1, 2021

The Way Female Gladiators Were Seen In Ancient Rome Were there female gladiators in Ancient Rome? Of course there were, and they often fought animals and chi...

History Of Women's Shoes: How High Heels Eventually Bec...

December 13, 2020

Today, the sexy stiletto is a symbol of feminine beauty, but like most such symbols, it comes at a cost. Women often joke that the tightest, highest, and mos...

Hatshepsut: The Woman Who Became An Ancient Egyptian Ph...

December 12, 2020

Seated Statue of Hatshepsut, circa 1479–1458 B.C.E. (Metropolitan Museum of Art/Wikimedia Commons) Cleopatra may have the name recognition when it comes to fa...

The History Of Subjective Diction In Sex Ed Textbooks

December 9, 2020

When considering the discrepancies in what is expected of men versus women in modern-day society, we often consider how the role of women in families have changed...

Bikini Laws: When Women Could Be Arrested For Wearing T...

November 15, 2020

We've come a long way, baby. Considering all the barely there string bikinis on display at every public beach and pool these days, it's hard to imagine there...

Victoria Woodhull: The First Woman To Run For President...

November 10, 2020

If you Google "Who was the first woman to run for president of the United States?" you may expect articles about Hilary Clinton to pop up, but Clinton wasn't...

Eleanor Roosevelt: Facts And Trivia You Didn't Know Abo...

October 11, 2020

As FDR's first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt matured into a icon of the feminist movement and a symbol of charity and activism. But she wasn't always the wise, con...

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...

19th Amendment: Aftermath And Stories About When Women ...

August 18, 2020

Three unidentified women make history by becoming the first of their sex to vote in an election after the 19th Amendment was passed, San Francisco, California, ...

Agnodice: The First Female Doctor Who Disguised As A Ma...

May 18, 2020

Today, roughly equal numbers of men and women study medicine, but for centuries, women were prohibited from the practice. That didn't stop Agnodice, a Greek ...

Boston Marriages: Two Healthy Unmarried Women Cohabitin...

February 14, 2020

With so many Elizabeths and Darcys running around over the years, you’ve likely heard that "it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in posse...

These Women Should Be Famous...

February 7, 2017

Scientists Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering created one of the world's first whooping cough vaccines in 1930s Grand Rapids. On their own time, with a lab and tiny budget, Kendrick and Elde...

Where Is Amelia Earhart? The Life of Great Woman and He...

November 16, 2016

"After midnight, the moon set, and I was alone with the stars. I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, and I need no other flight to conv...

The Women Of Douglas Aircraft Company, 1942

November 12, 2016

In 1942, during World War II, thousands of women across the U.S. took on manufacturing jobs. They worked as mechanics, engineers, and often as test pilots. This collection of ph...

47 Rare Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

August 19, 2015

These strong women fought for their dreams, lived bravely, saved lives and influenced history forever. We hope you get inspired by these incredible women in history. Enj...