Women’s History
Women’s History

‘The Suffrage Road Trip’: A Tribute to Two Middle-Aged, Lesbian, Immigrant Suffragists

In “We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip”, middle-aged lesbian Swedish immigrants Ingeborg Kindstedt and Maria Kindberg advocate for women’s suffrage in 1915.
I fell in love with Ingeborg and Maria when I retraced their route in 2015, and was astonished …

“The Women at Ground Zero”: Remembering the Women Erased from the 9/11 Story

Brenda Berkman understands better than most the years-long fight it took to ensure women could even join the fire service and secure their spots among the first responders who served on 9/11 at ground zero.
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The Story of Iconic Feminist Dorothy Pitman Hughes: “With Her Fist Raised”

Laura Lovett’s new biography of Dorothy Pitman Hughes is a fascinating read for anyone wanting to know more about the iconic feminist, as well as Black feminist organizing and interracial feminist collaboration in the U.S. women’s movement—a history we…

Why I Refuse to Feel Hopeless About the Texas Abortion Case

I refuse to feel hopeless about the fact that Texas has, for now, successfully banned abortion in that state. Already, the Department of Justice has sued Texas over its restrictive new abortion law, saying the state legislature enacted the statute “in …