Regulated dress promoted unity with the organization and distanced members, especially women, from both secular life and conventional Protestantism.
Middle- and upper-class women complained about “so-called gentlemen” who stared at them, blocked their paths, and followed them as they tried to shop.
NBA player and coach Bill Russell was a leader and legend, fighting for civil rights even as racists harassed him from the sidelines.
In the pre-Roe era, a collective of women known as The Janes took reproductive health into their own hands.
Fans are much more than convenient cooling devices. They make fashion statements, serve as status symbols, and silently spread political propaganda.
A study on the criminalization of abortion in the late 1800s through the 1940s reveals that the law was often used against working-class women.
Photography played an important role in determining gender categories and presentations for both scientists and trans individuals in interwar Germany.
By providing sexualized entertainment to tourists, the bar owners of Montmartre made visible and even celebrated the quarter’s queer culture.
Many Edwardian progressives and utopians put their hopes in the exceptional individual who was able to overcome obstacles with a force of will.
The idea of offering remuneration to women for breastfeeding—even their own children—wasn’t unusual in late medieval and early modern Europe.