history

You won’t find these women in textbooks. But in their families, they made history.

For Women’s History Month, we wanted to document lesser-known firsts

Warrior sisters, a secret agent, the world’s first author: 4 women from history you should know

We hope you’ll dig into their stories — and remember their names

Why Americans can’t quit Girl Scout cookies

Despite a decline in Girl Scout membership, the cookie phenomenon is generation-defying

Before Roe v. Wade, women in Chicago would ‘call Jane’ to get illegal abortions

Thousands of women learned about the service from small advertisements, doctors and friends

History remembers Wolfgang Mozart. But his sister was a genius, too.

And she wasn’t the only female prodigy shut out of success

How one of the country’s leading feminist scholars would rewrite the ERA

Catharine MacKinnon argues the amendment doesn’t go far enough to enshrine all women’s rights

This woman campaigned for Prohibition by smashing up bars. Male writers have been villainizing her since.

A century after Prohibition went into effect, it’s time to correct the record for Carry Nation

A home birth, an emergency radio and a trip to Hawaii: How 10 women prepared for 1999’s Y2K panic

Some people believed switching over to a new millennium would cause computers to crash

We should celebrate the Knot and Pinterest’s decision to stop promoting plantation weddings. But that doesn’t let couples off the hook.

The companies are moving a critical dialogue into the mainstream. Now it’s up to consumers to act.

These female artists were forgotten — and one woman’s work was even credited to men. Now, an exhibit is making amends. 

Renaissance painters Lavinia Fontana and Sofonisba Anguissola were famous in their day, then fell into obscurity