Harvey Washington Wiley was actually a good egg. In fact, his whole game was in service of good eggs. If you’re looking around for a bureaucrat to crush on (it’s so hard to find a good one these days,) look no further.
I’ll Be There For You 👏👏 👏 👏: Vienna in 1913
In 1913, the year before World War I kicked off and changed everything, the city of Vienna was home to a number of young men with some radical views. They all lived within a few blocks of each other, but they didn’t know each other.
Really, Really Relevant Lessons from 19th-Century Paraguay
Close your eyes, dear reader. Now, open them, and keep reading, because we’re going to take you on a journey. … More
Crimes Against Chastity
Until 1972, it was illegal for unmarried couples to access birth control. No pill, no contraceptive devices – unless you put a ring on it.
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
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
Girls Have Cooties, and Other American Political Myths
When I was a third grader, I boldly stated that I wanted to be the first female president. I think what I really wanted was to be the first female anything. I learned quickly that the disadvantages of being a woman were many (and I didn’t even know about periods, the wage gap, the glass ceiling or work-life balance yet.)
Marco Rubio, Middle Child
by Eleanor If you ask any older or younger sibling to define the role of the middle child, they will … More
It’s All in the Family
Political leadership in America is a family business, as true to our national identity as the idea that anyone can come here, start from nothing, and make something of himself.