When 19th-century American women visited Turkish harems, they came home with very different impressions than their male counterparts.
People love the idea of a machine that tells us who to trust. But the historical analog of the online lie detector also didn't work.
The famous novelist worked to fight the psychological cost of black oppression.
Meet the original Bluestockings, a group of women intellectuals. Their name would eventually become a misogynist epithet -- but it didn't start that way.
In the 1930s, experimental psychologist Agnes Landis interviewed women who identified as "tomboys."
For decades, bars excluded single women, claiming the crowds were too “rough” and “boisterous” and citing vague fears of “fallen girls.”
Sometimes finding the stories of marginalized populations demands reading between the lines.
Nearly all American tea rooms were owned by women. They often opened up rooms in their homes or set up tables in their gardens.
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"Better Baby Contests" began as part of the Progressive Era push to improve children’s health and reduce infant mortality. Then eugenicists got involved.