But the paper of record is looking to make things right.
Obituaries are important. For those not in the public eye, they are often the only public mark that they existed in the first place. For public figures, it's an indicator of whose contributions a society valued. Recently, The New York Times acknowledged that their obituaries since 1851 have overwhelmingly chronicled the lives of men. Specifically, white men. Today, they are looking to make things right.Read More
Bygone Badass Broads Author Mackenzi Lee Talks About Giving Women Back Their Personhood and Their Place in History
The Mary Sue had the opportunity to sit down with author Mackenzi Lee to discuss her new book, Bygone Badass Broads, which tells the stories of 52 female movers and shakers in world history. In the interview, Lee discusses the often limiting ways we include women, queer people, and people of color in our historical narratives, and how we can change that.Read More
Mary Fields entered Montana "with a double barreled pistol, a heart of gold, and an iron resolve to raise hell."Read More
We all obviously love Nichelle Nichols for her role as Lieutenant Uhura on the original Star Trek (and several subsequent films). However, Nichols was also responsible for changing the game up for women, specifically black women, in real life, both in STEM fields and beyond. All this is paid respectful and hilarious tribute in the most recent episode of Drunk History.Read More
The Case of Elizabeth Key Grinstead, the First Freed Black Woman, Shows the Origin of Racism in the U.S.
Slavery existed long before the transatlantic slave trade and still exists many forms today, but the specific way of how slavery was allowed to perpetuate in this country the way it did was tied to racism. But where did that racism come from?Read More
Writer, abolitionist, suffragette.
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, the mother of African American journalism, the first African American short story author, and Civil Rights leader.Read More
Today would've been Virginia Woolf's 136th birthday, and Google is celebrating the literary icon with a Google Doodle. Well deserved! In fact, Woolf deserves so much more recognition than that. Too bad, that in the UK and elsewhere, people will be too busy drinking whisky and celebrating Burns Night, named for poet Robert Burns, to give her any focus.Read More
In 1940 Hattie McDaniel became the first black actor to win an Academy Award for her role of Mammy in the iconic film, Gone With the Wind and her story will be brought to the big screen in an upcoming biopic.Read More
Greta Garbo, and Monroe/Dietrich and DiMaggio
Today's Google Doodle is the iconic Marlene Dietrich honoring her on what would have been her 116th birthday. Dietrich was a German actress whose career spanned nearly eighty years, she was able to reinvent herself time and time again to keep up with and stay ahead of the trends.Read More
Users on Twitter have been sharing amazing stories of their favorite historical "bad bitches," and I want movies based on all of them now!Read More
DNA research on a warrior grave in Sweden seems to confirm what the stories in Viking sagas would suggest: women, too, could serve as high-status warriors in Viking society.Read More
You remember Malala Yousafzai, right? The young Pakistani woman who, when she was 14 years old was shot by a Taliban gunman because she dared be a girl who wanted an education? Well, one high school diploma, a documentary, a Nobel Prize, and an eponymous foundation later, Yousafzai is continuing her education at one of the most prestigious universities in the world!Read More
Disney Parks Are Changing a “Pirates of the Caribbean” Wench Into a Woman Pirate & Shocker, People Are Pissed
People are complaining about a perceived disrespect of Walt Disney's legacy. They also seem to think Disney made up the idea of women pirates.Read More
The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too.
Labor union leader Rose Schneiderman (1882-1972) was a firebrand of organizing and advocacy within the women's movement. She originated the phrase "bread and roses" in a speech rallying women to fight for more than just the bare necessities. The phrase would go on to inspire a poem and one of the most famous songs in American history.Read More
Tumblr user "diamondideozu" just uploaded a huge photo-set of her stunning cosplay of Jane, Daria's best friend on the iconic 90s TV show Daria.Read More
Female Voters Pay Tribute to Susan B. Anthony With “I Voted” Stickers Ahead of Potentially Electing First Female President
It's an exciting time to be a woman in the U.S. With tomorrow's election, we have the possibility of electing the country's first female President. It's an indicator of how far we've come, and also a reminder that for women, the right to vote was not always something that we could take for granted. There was a point where it wasn't a given. When it was something that had to be fought for. Rather like the Presidency.Read More
Deal with it. Historically.
While it sometimes takes a bit more effort to uncover their stories, women have contributed to every civilization in the world, and history-inspired pop culture like the Civseries can have a huge role in making that clearer.Read More
League of Their Own Mini-Reunion
For the Bentonville Film Festival, actress Geena Davis formed a League of Their Own reunion, reuniting most of the cast of the 90s movie.Read More
Get your sh** together, history.
Why didn't we learn about this in school? WTF history, indeed.Read More
There's currently a petition going around asking the US Treasury to feature great American women on quarters. They've rallied around the hashtag #WomenOnQuarters. Check out the petition and sign today!Read More