What if women ruled the world? A Victorian writer gave it some thought.

Walter Besant imagines a future England in which once-traditional gender roles have been reversed

Naomi Osaka apologizing for winning is the other tragedy of the U.S. Open

It’s a dynamic familiar to many women

Serena Williams, the ‘new’ Miss America and the trap of ladylike expectations

The pageant got rid of swimsuits but utterly missed the point

The true story behind the bra-burning protests of the Miss America pageant in 1968

‘It felt very joyous and free’

The swimsuits may be gone, but Miss America is still here, despite strife

The 97-year-old pageant carries on, struggles aside

Think you know the story of Rosie the Riveter? You’re probably wrong.

Her history is more complicated than you might imagine

On Capitol Hill, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg proves to be an experienced political operator

She and Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey were a study in contrasts Wednesday

Aretha Franklin’s voice will forever be the sound of American progress

It embodies who we still hope to become

How Aretha Franklin transformed ‘Respect’ into a feminist anthem

The singer flipped the original version and infused it with a revolutionary demand

I’ve won two WNBA championships. Men need to stop challenging me to play one-on-one.

No, I won’t play you to prove my skill