“A married woman who kept her name would truly preserve her independent identity if her passport name was her birth name. Beyond that… if the State Department recognized a married woman’s birth name as her legal name, then all government bodies would have to do the same.”
The Feminist Lunch That Broke Boundaries 150 Years Ago
After being denied entry to a dinner honoring Charles Dickens, reporter Jane Croly made her own, supper club, featuring only “risky and outré” unaccompanied women.
Trinidad and Tobago gets its first female president
"I’m sorry guys…make way. We are coming strong and we are moving forward."
The Dahomey Amazons get their own movie!
The inspiration for Black Panther's Dora Milaje get their own movie - starring Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o! Sadly, it's not about the story of Agontime, covered here.
Abigail Disney, Killer Content Partner to Launch Female-Led Level Forward Studio
And they've made a bid for the Weinstein company.
Jewel thief Doris Payne gets her own movie!
Tessa Thompson is to portray one of the most colorful women alive today.
The Rapid Rise and Spectacular Fall of London's Greatest Bonesetter
Hard-living, hard-drinkin’, hardcore: beloved and belittled London Sarah Mapp had one hell of a life, earning both adulation and scorn in her career as a bonesetter.
The Women Who Took on the Mafia
The Italian mob had a fatal weakness: its shameful attitude toward women. Once the wives turned on the “family,” it all started tumbling down.
Medieval Times puts woman in the lead for first time in its history
The new show will incorporate a queen as the head of the kingdom.
Hollywood Women Band Together to Make Anti-Harassment Initiative
In response to the spate of Hollywood sexual harassment scandals, many of the most important women in the industry are joining forces to make Time's Up, an initiative to offer legal protections and assistance to the most vulnerable in Hollywood.
Woman finishes final while in labor
While this is a dystopian nightmare that should never have happened, her fortitude is still stunning.
When an unrequited admirer began threatening her, this early fresco painter became one of history's first warrior artists.
To ensnare the scheming ministers who were ruining her life, this princess used guile, cunning, and a sophisticated knowledge of civil engineering.
Headed a squadron of 80,000 pirates, ruled the Chinese seas for two decades, and actually retired happily - but not before extorting a nice pension from the Chinese government.
Annie Jump Cannon
This astronomer threw off all the social conventions of her day to pursue her one true calling: the stars.
This Native American clan mother brought together 5 tribes under the Haudenosaunee Confederacy - and helped make the document that inspired the United States Constitution.