Image sources, from left: Wakefield Press, State Library South Australia.
Kate Cocks, South Australia’s first policewoman, was no saint – but she helped solve major crimes including the poisoning of children, abortion rackets and drug smuggling.
Voting is not just about getting a sausage sandwich and avoiding a fine. There are many reasons - historical, political and personal - to vote on or before May 21.
(Alice) Maud Arncliffe Sennett, English actress and suffragette, arrested four times for her activism.
A scrapbook is a blank canvas upon which any activist can paint their story.
Why did she do all the work while Santa got all the glory? What would happen if she delivered the toys?
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Many early stories praise her work ethic and devotion. But with Mrs. Claus usually hitting the North Pole’s glass ceiling, some writers started to push back.
The women’s suffrage movement was one of the most successful political movements in history.
Women’s rights activists used maps to highlight which regions hadn’t given women the vote: we can use the same tactics to push climate action.
Women protested outside the White House in 1917, seeking the right to vote.
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Despite harsh, discriminatory conditions, low pay and lack of appreciation, deaf women have fought with brilliance and dedication for personal and professional recognition, including the right to vote.
Women portraying suffragettes walk with the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 float at the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
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On the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, women’s historic struggles to vote continue to resonate as the country debates who should vote and how.
Mary E. Harper (left) and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (right), whose two photos in ‘Atlanta Offering’ are unusual.
Unidentified Artist, 1895, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library, Emory University
A 19th-century volume contained a mystery for two historians who combined their knowledge to tell the story of the women and their contributions to American democracy.
Sophonisba Breckinridge and Edith Abbott.
University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf1-00008, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library/Bernard Hoffman, photographer
Long before Chasten Buttigieg became a ‘not-so-secret weapon’ in his husband Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, another same-sex couple profoundly reshaped American social policy.
Kamala Harris wore white for a reason during her victory speech.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Being the media-savvy women that they were, suffragists realized they needed to come up with a meaningful, recognizable brand.
Women MPs take to the terrace of the House of Commons in 1931.
It’s 100 years since women won the right to be MPs, but what was Parliament like for women back then?
A woman in Saudi Arabia drives to work for the first time in Riyadh.
AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty
Saudi Arabia has arrested a number of feminists, while bringing in reforms for women. An expert argues why this goes to show that the kingdom remains adamant on not opening space for more voices.
Nellie McClung, a prominent Canadian suffragist in the early 1900s, is now being maligned for her racism and support of eugenics. Should the deep flaws of some suffragists from 100 years ago mean Canadian historians must pay them short shrift?
Canada is strangely muted in celebrating women’s suffrage. That’s because the politics of remembrance has become a contemporary minefield.