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womens history



  • Will Biden Reverse 50 Years of Failure on Child Care Policy?

    by Anna K. Danziger Halperin

    Achieving better childcare policy requires recognizing women may be both mothers and workers, and moving past ideological views that women's economic independence is against the interest of families. 



  • Learn Lessons about Movement Building from Radical Black Women

    by Keisha N. Blain, Premilla Nadasen and Robyn C. Spencer

    Barbara Ransby facilitates a roundtable collaborative essay about the role of women in building radical movements for justice in Black communities encompassing social welfare, economic security, police accountability, women's liberation and more. 



  • Black Power and Anti-Carceral State Infrastructure

    by Joshua L. Crutchfield

    Mutual aid groups that formed in response to the COVID pandemic echo the ways that participants in the Black Freedom movement sought to create alternative instititutions for the benefit of communities and individuals that did not reinforce the power of the police. 



  • An Oral History of the Lesbian Avengers

    The Lesbian Avengers organized and demonstrated in the 1990s to fight homophobia and sexism within the movement for queer liberation.



  • How the 'New Woman' Blazed a Trail of Empowerment

    A new retrospective examines the artistic production of women at the intersections of new photographic technology and rising currents of racism and antisemitism in early 20th-century Europe. 



  • The Solution to the Craft Beer Industry’s Sexism and Diversity Problems

    by Allyson P. Brantley

    Absent robust enforcement of sex discrimination prohibitions by the EEOC (which frequently dismissed women brewery workers' complaints), consumer boycotts alongside union actions forced major brewers to change their practices. Will similar strategies help fight sexism in today's craft brewing world?



  • The Forgotten Women of Black Wall Street

    "Emerging scholarship on Greenwood is showing that Black women were as critical to building Greenwood as they were to helping Black people survive the massacre, and rebuild the neighborhood afterward."



  • The Feminist Past History Can't Give Us

    by Paula Findlen

    "What it really meant to be a woman of science three centuries ago is not so easily conscripted into contemporary narratives of feminist liberation."



  • Looking Beyond the Female Firsts of Science History

    by By Anna Reser and Leila McNeill

    While celebrating the pioneering achievements of women in science is worthwhile, it shouldn't substitute for close scrutiny of how scientific communities include or exclude participants and how society's gender and racial norms shape the work of scientists in that society. 



  • Billie Jean King, Foremother

    by Robert Lipsyte

    Billie Jean King's legacy runs far beyond tennis, and has become even more relevant with the passage of time as challenges to the doctrine of amateurism and the NCAA make clear.