ELIZABETH CADY STANTON’S sardonic and biting protofeminist commentary on the Bible cost her the leadership of the suffragist movement
Consigned to the Pennsylvania Railroad’s “Garbage Run,” they fought their own war on the home front, and they helped shape a victory as surely as their brothers and husbands did overseas
A year ago we were in the midst of a presidential campaign most memorable for charges by both sides that the opponent was not hard enough, tough enough, masculine enough. That he was, in fact, a sissy. Both sides also admitted this sort of rhetoric was deplorable. But it’s been going on since the beginning of the Republic.
You Asked for It
Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody managed to extend the boundaries that cramped the lives of nineteenth-century women. Elizabeth introduced the kindergarten movement to America, Mary developed a new philosophy of mothering that we now take for granted, and Sophia was liberated from invalidism by her passionate love for her husband.
When Elsie Parrish was fired, her fight for justice led to dramatic changes in the nation’s highest court.
E.G. Lewis decided that a strong man could liberate American women and make money doing it
For millions of women, consciousness raising didn’t start in the 1960s. It started when they helped win World War II.
How the mistress of the plantation became a slave
The sexual habits of American women, examined half a century before Kinsey
One of Ruth Snyder’s Crimes Was Murder
How a Crash Program Developed an Efficient Oral Contraceptive in Less Than a Decade
“Viewed purely in the abstract, I think there can be no question that women should have equal rights with men …I would have the word ‘obey’ used no more by the wife than by the husband.”
The prevailing Colonial feeling toward female education was unanimously negative. Learning to read was the first feminist triumph.