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What today’s activists can learn from the suffrage movement

As the midterms approach, will rage translate into victory for female candidates?

The genesis of ‘miraculous discoveries’: Johns Hopkins names a building to honor Henrietta Lacks

The controversy as to who owns her ‘immortal’ cells is ongoing

The Founding Fathers were accused of mistreating women. Like Kavanaugh, their supporters weren’t deterred.

Allegations then as now are treated as political smears

The fraught history behind Melania Trump’s white helmet

Pith helmets have long been seen as a symbol of colonialism

Donna Strickland becomes the first woman awarded the physics Nobel Prize in 55 years

Her work helped ‘pave the way‘ for the most intense laser beams ever created by humans

These six revolutionary women writers changed the face of education for women in the Dominican Republic

An excerpt from ‘Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History’

New Zealand lawmakers re-create 1905 photo to celebrate 125 years of women’s voting rights

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern brought along her infant daughter

Texas voted to remove Helen Keller from its curriculum. Here’s why it’s crucial she stay.

Deleting Keller could mean deleting disability from the curriculum

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

17 years later, the photo of the 9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ is still chilling

Her name was Marcy Borders. Her photo became an emblem of that horrifying day