LISTEN: Danai Gurira Reads a Good Night Story for Rebel Girls (About Gloria Steinem!)

“Her name was Gloria Steinem, and her message was simply—yet revolutionary. She believed that women and men should be equal.”

Rest in Power: Margot Kidder Was the Superhero

On Sunday, the world lost Margot Kidder, a much-loved actress known to many for her portrayal of “Lois Lane” in the 1978 Superman and its sequel.

No More Masks: Celebrating a Landmark Anthology of Women’s Poetry 45 Years Later

In 1971, Goucher College professor Florence Howe and her student Ellen Bass gave themselves a prompt: Could they, solely from memory, recite poems by women about women’s lives?

She Caused a Riot: 10 Courageous Women Who Led Historic Fights for Equality and Won

Meet an aristocat-turned-reformer, a poet who fought at the front line for suffrage and abolition and a Queen who pushed back on the slave trade.

Five Feminist Poems for National Poetry Month: “Songs for the People” by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Born in 1825 to free African American parents, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was a prolific journalist and poet as well as an abolitionist and suffragist. In “Songs for the People,” she imagines poetry filling “the world with peace.”

Five Feminist Poems for National Poetry Month: “The Letter” by Amy Lowell

“The Letter” is playful and fanciful, celebrating the beloved through letter writing—although in the final stanza, Amy Lowell reveals the complexity of her emotions.

Recognizing the Real Legacy of Dr. James Marion Sims

A statue honoring Dr. James Marion Sims has been removed from Central Park—but the enduring effects of his grotesque experiments on enslaved women continue to imperil black women’s lives.

Comedy is Part of Feminist History—and We Need it Now More Than Ever

There is no fiercer political weapon than laughter. Feminists have known that all along.

Five Feminist Poems for National Poetry Month: “The Quiet Woman” by Genevieve Taggard

Women have been responding to sexual harassment for generations. Poet Genevieve Taggard, born in 1894 in Washington state, was one of them; in “The Quiet Woman,” she captures fury and anger “like a surly tiger” of a woman fending off an unwanted advance.

We Still Need the Sexy, Bilingual Poetry of tatiana de la tierra

A multilingual poet, publisher, print-based activist, begrudging academic, lover of smut and eternal other, de la tierra was everything I couldn’t resist as a young, queer writer still struggling to find community.

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