“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.”
Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes' uncovered
Historical people: they're just like you and me.
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.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
The godmother of rock and roll, this black bisexual singer fused gospel and pop to blaze her own way across the Jim Crow-era south.
This legendary pockmarked poet sang truth to power and was killed for it, becoming an enduring symbol of resistance.
Recruited widows, orphans, and prostitutes into an all-woman ninja spy group, the largest in Asia at the time.
When her deadbeat brothers demanded the impossible, this South African princess carried through, and slayed a dragon.
Sold into sexual slavery to Hernan Cortes, this maligned woman became his interpreter, and it was with her words that…