The first DSM, created in 1952, established a hierarchy of sexual deviancies, vaulting heterosexual behavior to an idealized place in American culture.
As Life magazine put it, “angry barmaids are tough opponents in any hassle.”
Chinese American girls played an innovative style of basketball on the playgrounds of San Francisco, and dominated the court.
Assigning one sex to people with ambiguous genitalia has a long history in medicine and law.
Jiu-jitsu, judo, boxing, and wrestling raised eyebrows. But physical strength and political empowerment went hand in hand.
It wasn't a big focus at the beginning of the scouting movement. So what changed?
Countless women scientists have have been shunted to the footnotes, with credit for their work going to male colleagues. This is called the Matilda Effect.
“No feminist ever said the women’s movement was about women ‘having it all,’” Susan Faludi said. “In the 80s, it was falsely held up as a feminist promise broken.”
On March 17, 1768, the enslaved people of a Caribbean island planned a revolt, assuming the Irish slave owners would be drunk and distracted.
This Women's History Month, take a minute to bow down to the women of Nerdlandia.