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Category: The Past is Female Too
The Mother of Miami
The only city built by a woman almost forgot her name. Told via pop royalty gifs.
The Past is Female Too: Holy Mother Edition
It’s a mother of a season. Well, rather, it’s a season celebrating mothers – particularly a Biblically famous teenage mother – and we’re here for it. Moms rule. We’ve already written about some of history’s best royal momagers, but here are five more mothers you ought to know about.
Squad Goals: Can A Girl Get a Monument?
Whether or not women could serve in the Canadian senate came down to whether women were considered “persons” in the eyes of the state. These five ladies – the Spice Girls of Canadian politics – thought they should be.
I’ll Serve In Congress Over My Husband’s Dead Body
For a very long time, the so-called “Widow’s Succession” was the most common way women got elected to office in the U.S.
#SquadGoals: Qiu Jin, China’s Feminist Shero
Tomorrow, July 15th, marks the 110th anniversary of the execution of Qiu Jin, which obviously, you’ve had marked in your … More
Liquor Ladies, Bootlegging Queens
When alcohol was outlawed in 1920, women more often than men stepped up to (literally) serve.
The Recent Past: Dorothy Counts
Imagine the meanest, worst-behaved 15-year-old boys you’ve ever encountered. Now add a thick coat of racism, total non-intervention by teachers and school staff, and the fact that a black girl entering an all-white school was entirely unprecedented, and you might get some idea of what Dorothy Counts experienced as she walked into the school.
Coal Mining: Back-breaking for men, barrier-breaking for Marilyn McCusker
Marilyn McCusker, the first woman to die in a mining accident, wasn’t a cautionary tale. She was an unsung inspiration for an entire industry.
Squad Goals, Part 3: Frisky & Bitchy
Looking for inspiring tales of female friendship? Check out our posts on Squad Goals Part 1 and Part 2. As … More
Squad Goals: Something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world
There’s a lot of cultural and religious debate that swirls around Halloween. For some, it’s a holy day, a precursor … More
Oh, Cecilia, You’re Breaking My Glass Ceiling
Q: Where does a mansplainer get his water? A: A well, actually. If you’re not familiar with mansplaining, it’s pretty … More
Flying Solo: Confinements of the Cage
What kind of woman takes to the skies in extremely questionable technology, preferring the thrill and danger of solo exploration over two feet on solid ground? A woman scared to death of finding herself at the mercy of anyone else’s priorities. A bird that would rather fly away from the flock, in the danger of the open air, than embrace the comfort of the cage.
Squad Goals: Marian Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt
in 1939, singer Marian Anderson was taking the world by storm. But the Daughters of the American Revolution prohibited her from using Constitution Hall for a concert. First Lady Eleanor “One Badass Bitch Out of Hell” Roosevelt took matters into her own hands.
Mama Said There’d Be Reigns Like These
Welcome to this week’s special Mother’s Day edition of Sistory. Since our mother raised us to be independent, self-sufficient, and … More