Ruth Hollick collection. State Library of Victoria
From the author of The Yellow Wallpaper, Herland is a feminist classic: darkly comic and rich with irony.
Prince Andrew has been described as the “black sheep” of the royal family, but his alleged behaviour is part of the monarchy’s long history of dismissing women.
Mrs Chan Harr, Marjorie Wong Yee, Annie Kwok, Norma Wong Yee, Ida Kwok, and Patty Wong Yee on their arrival in Sydney from Hong Kong on the SS Changte, 8 March 1938.
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In 1901, there were almost 30,000 Chinese men in Australia but fewer than 500 women. Despite their small numbers, emerging research reveals surprising stories of Chinese Australian women’s lives.
Through history, themes of anger and sorrow have run through women’s marches — but so too have themes of joy, hope and resilience.
Congress had very few women members back in 1960, and just one woman of color: Representative Patsy Mink of Hawaii.
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Mink, the first woman of color in Congress, brought a racially and historically aware brand of feminism into lawmaking and ran for president in 1972. But women’s history largely overlooks her.
Harris isn’t actually the first Black woman to run for vice president of the United States.
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Ever heard of Shirley Chisholm? What about Charlene Mitchell and Lenora Fulani? They are among the many African American women who’ve run for president despite enormous political barriers.
Gigi Bryant, looking up to her dad on the court in 2016.
Before a helicopter crash brought about their tragic deaths, Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna aspired to carry on his legacy as a pro basketball champion.
The anti-transportation ‘ladies petition’ from 1850 is one of the first concrete examples of political engagement by women in the NSW colony.
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A newly-discovered petition from 1850 provides rare evidence of what might be women’s first moment of political activism in Australia.
Portrait of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, c. 1500, by Gentile Bellini.
One of the most significant woman of Venice’s golden age, Cornaro was an important figure in Renaissance politics, diplomacy and arts.
Mother Earth: Aataentsic is a woman in Wendat legend who falls from the sky and gives birth to humankind.
Inspired by a recent poll that said Canadians don’t know enough about women’s history, some media outlets explored women’s history but they left out some important stories.
Across the world, allegations of sexual assault have hinged on women’s credibility.
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A century ago, Russian leaders staged mock trials on rape and abortion to educate citizens about new Soviet laws and values. Then, as now, victim-blaming and ‘he said, she said’ marred the verdict.
The pain of infertility has not changed, even if modern technologies have.
It’s 40 years since the birth of Louise Brown, the world’s first test tube baby. But our long read explains how infertility has a much longer history.
Less than a third of biographical entries on Wikipedia are about women.
Wikipedia’s coverage on women is less comprehensive, and its volunteer editor base is mostly male. What can be done to change the numbers?
Searching for role models in the math world.
Women’s History Month is a time to recognize female role models. In mathematics, when we think of powerful women, we should think of Marion Walter.
Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst: a family at war with itself.
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Sylvia Pankhurst’s book is the dominant narrative of the time, but was she unfair to her sister Christabel?
Clare Wright: one of many women historians carving a role as a public intellectual.
Compared to the male-dominated STEM disciplines and social sciences like philosophy and political science, Australian history has been remarkably feminised. Indeed there may be more women historians here than in the UK or US.
Hillary Clinton has a promising chance to become the first female U.S. president.
Are Americans ready to elect a woman as president? A SUNY professor take a global perspective on what it would mean for women’s rights.
Time to make room for a new face.
The announcement that Harriet Tubman will be the first woman on U.S. currency in more than a century recalls the history of female – and African-American – portrayals on money.
Who do you think you are kidding?
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Many women played a role in the Home Guard, despite the fact that they weren’t strictly supposed to.
Suffragette tells a story that is both of its time, and timeless - an historical struggle whose lessons, sadly, still need to be learned.