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Trump’s Anti-Trans Policy Efforts Aren’t New—and Their History Is Horrifying

The transition from Weimar to Nazi Germany and Obama-era to Trump-era United States have striking similarities. Read more »

Remember Me: The History of Día de Muertos

The cobblestone streets of Pátzcuaro, Mexico, bustle with frenzied preparation in the weeks leading up to Día de Muertos. Read more »

The Intimidation Game: Donald Trump and the GOP’s History of Voter Suppression

These laws are very deliberately crafted to target people of color, low-income people, and disabled people. Read more »

Out of the Dark: Illustrators Capture Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s Breathtaking Moment

One image encapsulated the morning of September 27, when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee: a photograph of Ford, eyes closed and right hand raised, taking an oath of honesty in front of the world. Read more »

Et Tu, Brutes: Donna Zuckerberg on How Misogyny Red-Pilled the Classics

When the Red Pillers—online communities of far-right, anti-feminist men—need to back up their misogynist and racist claims, they look to Ovid, Euripides, or the Stoics. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Bill Cosby Sentenced in Sexual Assault Case

The serial rapist received a sentence of three to ten years. Read more »

Blue Comedy Queen: Bawdy Comedy Legend Rusty Warren Moves to Center Stage

This is a long overdue chance for Rusty Warren to be more than a historical side note. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Digitizing the World's Knowledge

The devastating fire at the National Museum of Brazil shows the fragility of history. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Meet the Mughal Queen Who Became a Feminist Icon

Nur Jahan is omnipresent in the folklore of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Read more »

Curses and Kitchens: “Jell-O Girls” Looks at the Secret, Sexist History of America’s Classic Dessert

“Jell-O Girls” is at once a memoir, a family history, and an overview of the domestication (and dissolution) of the American kitchen. Read more »

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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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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 »

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 »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

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