Adventures in Feministory

Adventures in Feministory: The Women's Donor Activist Movement

Today’s Adventures in Feministory is brought to you by a smart and informative video from the Women’s Funding Network. Watch it and learn about the history of the Women’s Donor Activist Movement! (We could all use a fun video... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Sophie Scholl & The White Rose Society

"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace!" -closing lines of the White Rose Society's fourth leaflet Today's Feministory explores The White Rose Society, a movement during World War II comprised of young men and women whose courage during that... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Women Cigarette Smokers

The ubiquity of commercial cigarettes in the United States is a 20th century phenomenon. In large part, the massive popularity of cigarettes in the United States can be traced back to their rationing to... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Sara Estela Ram

Called the "muse of Texas" in her 1910 obituary, Sara Estela Ramírez was a poet and activist in the politically-charged border town of Laredo, and used her words to inspire workers and women alike. Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Estelle Getty

This week’s installment of Adventures in Feministory goes out to a very special lady, one who broke barriers for older women in the entertainment industry like nobody’s business: Estelle Getty. (And no, this post isn’t just an... Read more »

Mary Anderson: Slingin' Off the Rain

Trivia: Which came first: the Model T Ford or the windshield wiper? Might seem counter-intuitive, but it was the wiper! Yep, the first successful windshield wiper was invented, and patented, by Mary Anderson in 1903. Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard von Bingen was a German Benedictine abbess, magistra, composer, healer and author, one of the first female composers whose works are still intact. In an era where few women were allowed or able to read and write, Hildegard wrote songs, poems, theological texts and medicinal guides and... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Loretta Lynn

Full disclosure: I love Loretta Lynn. I have dressed like her for Halloween. I have sat glued to Sissy Spacek’s performance as her in Coal Miner’s Daughter. I have been known to... Read more »

Feminist Rapper: A Lady Made That!

It’s somewhat of a running joke in feminist circles that, while awesome, a PhD in Gender Studies doesn’t exactly bring in the big bucks. Well, Jenny Hagel is looking to change that (or at least the character she plays in her new web series,... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Diane Keaton

In honor of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards and Kathryn “I don’t want to talk about gender” Bigelow’s historic Oscar win AND the 99th Anniversary of the first International Women’s Day Conference, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight some Hollywood feminism that seems to... Read more »