In Praise of Difficult Women

For a woman to have the life she wants, regardless of the times, she must always be difficult.

Bygone Badass Broads: 8 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World

Meet the suffragette who did jujitsu, the woman warriors who wore lipstick into battle and the queen who put women in their rightful places—positions of power.

On Editing Sister Love

I heard tell of the correspondence between Pat Parker and Audre Lorde before I sat down to have brunch with Martha Dunham.

What We Must Learn from Lucy Terry Prince

This is the story of a freed landowning slave woman from the 1700’s that has become an ever-more-timely instruction for all of us about the power of voice, the human imperative to witness and the reminder that we all must address injustice even when the stakes are high.

Black Panther Mania: From Oakland to Wakanda

The popularity of Black Panther should not be read as pivoting around an iconic male lead, but instead as an affirmation of the powerful women of Wakanda.

Sylvia Plath’s #MeToo Stories

Long before there were such things as hashtags, Sylvia Plath reckoned with the same issues taking center stage in the #MeToo movement.

“Jane Crow” and the March on Washington

Much of the national memorialization of the civil rights movement maintains a “great man” version of history.

Live-Blogging Women’s History: Today in 1973, Roe v. Wade Broke New Ground in the Fight for Abortion Rights

“Today’s decision, significant as it may be, is only one part of a long battle for abortion rights, fought on many fronts and using many different approaches.”

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Wants to Tell the Story of the American Woman

In a new CNN series, Brooke Baldwin tells the stories of eight game-changing women who have shattered glass ceilings and stereotypes.

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year is “Feminism”

According to Merriam-Webster, lookups for “feminism” increased 70 percent in 2017—spiking during the Women’s Marches, the release of the Handmaid’s Tale and Wonder Woman and the launch of the re-invigorated #MeToo movement.

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