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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

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

13 parade floats you won’t see on TV

A very Lily Thanksgiving Day parade

What Simone de Beauvoir told me over scotch

In ‘Parisian Lives,’ biographer Deirdre Bair details why Beauvoir wanted to be remembered for more than her feminism

In ‘Harriet,’ these actresses have much in common as mother and daughter. But as black women in Hollywood, their experiences have been dramatically different.

‘When Vanessa was coming up, it was different,’ says Cynthia Erivo of Vanessa Bell Calloway