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What 17th Century Witch Burnings Teach Us About Evangelical Extremism

The descendants of those brought up amid the height of the witch-burning craze who became among the first to colonize settlements like Salem, Massachusetts, continuing the misogynistic and prejudiced witch trials in the United States. Read more »

Vivien Green Fryd Charts the Feminist Artists Who’ve Painted #MeToo for Decades

Against Our Will challenges us to witness without looking away, exploring sexual violence as a discrete subject of American art with unflinching analysis. Read more »

Snake Eyes: The Power to Turn the Patriarchy into Stone

A feminist analysis of the myth of Medusa reclaims her curse as a powerful protection against the male gaze. Read more »

Here, Now, Everywhere: Deborah E. Lipstadt’s New Book Charts the Resurgence of Antisemitism

Lipstadt’s uncompromising perspective is guaranteed to leave readers uneasy, no matter where they lie on the political spectrum. Read more »

When #MeToo Was a Blank Canvas: Joy McCullough Wants Teens to Know About Artemisia Gentileschi

Joy McCullough’s novel Blood Water Paint offers a stunning portrait of the painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Read more »

In the Frame: Artemisia Gentileschi, the Artist Who Broke the Mold

My ultimate empowered female art heroine is a woman who made a career for herself long before the word “feminist” was in use. Read more »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It’s easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »

Suffragette City: The Reluctant, History-Making story of Wyoming’s Esther Morris

“Although I have often regretted I was not better qualified to fill the position,” she wrote, “like all pioneers, I have labored in faith and hope.” Read more »

The History of Manless Climbing

What does true gender equality look like in the climbing world? Read more »

The Forgotten History of Female Athletes Who Organized Their Own Olympics

Men barred “those delightful creatures” from competing at the Olympics. So female athletes protested by making their own games in 1922. Read more »

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The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »

It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

To imply that trans women pose a threat to cisgender women in restrooms is misinformation that preys on unfounded fears. Read more »

It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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