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Adventures in Feministory: Women's Comics of the '70s and '80s

San Francisco was home to more than a few alternative cartoonists, and when women found out what a boy’s club the scene seemed to be, they took matters into their own hands. Read more »

Keep Your White Crowns: The History of America’s Identity Pageants

Fifty years after the creation of Miss Black America, mainstream pageants are still failing to be inclusive. Read more »

Beyond Resistance: Our new Global Feminism Fellow Considers What's Next

Our strategies for resistance are incomplete if they do not shift consciousness and replace the structures that oppress us. Read more »

Cover Story: How Hollywood Closeted Queerness for Capital

Hollywood’s “Golden Age” was not golden for LGBTQ actors. Read more »

BitchReads: The Best Black Women’s History Books of 2017

Female and nonbinary historians, scholars, and writers are pushing Black women’s stories into the canon.  Read more »

Friday's Children: Revisiting—and Rethinking—the Sex-Positive 1970s

Nancy Friday’s bestselling collection of women’s erotic fantasies contradicted the staunch conviction that women lacked the rich sexual fantasy lives enjoyed by men. Read more »

Jane, Aired: An Underground Abortion Collective Becomes a Hot Media Property

In a time before abortions were legal or safe, the Jane collective took matters into their own hands, as women before them had always done. Read more »

9 Movies That Put Trump’s Wall To Shame

We’re not going to forget our history, and we’re not going to let other people forget it either. Read more »

Busting Stereotypes: Native American Women Are More Than Princesses and Squaws

Busting myths about Indigenous women.  Read more »

Monuments and Monstrosities: Confronting the Racism Behind Reproductive Research

Experimentation on women of color to advance medical research is a common thread in reproductive history. Read more »

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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 »

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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In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »