She dared to wear pants, flew a plane for 237 hours straight, and paved the way for women in aviation, including recent hero Tammie Jo Shults who landed Southwest Flight 1380. Despite all this, she faced cruel and crippling sexism at work, leading to a tragedy.
The Past is Female Too: Women Are Animals
It’s March of the Wild and it’s also Women’s History Month. Get ready to meet “the most honest, unselfish, indomitable hellcat in the history of conservation.”
The Past is Female Too: Go For the Gold
Meet 5 Black female Olympians who made history – or herstory. We know The Future is Female, but The Past is Female Too (we even made a t-shirt).
Squad Goals: Henriette DeLille and Sisters of the Holy Family
Over the last two years we’ve added several impressive ladies to our squad: Qiu Jin, Juliette Gordon Low, Canada’s Famous Five, and the “lady killers” of the game of bridge, Fritzi and Rixi, also known as Frisky and Bitchy. But we have a special place reserved, of course, for sisters. Today we’re honoring a different kind of sisterhood – that of the 175-year old,African-American Roman Catholic order of the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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.
More Than Just a Pretty Face: How an Old Hollywood Beauty Invented the Internet
Just being looked at wasn’t really Lamarr’s greatest goal. She once said, “Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.” In lieu of standing still and looking stupid, Lamarr decided to try something a little different.
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