A scandal at a Massachusetts women's prison marked a change in the construction of the "dangerous" female homosexual.
Members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee adopted denim clothing for activist work. This had special significance for Black women.
Celebrating Black History Month with a look at the role of women in movements for liberation.
Travelers brought the Chinese game to American shores in the early 1920s. Why was it such a hit?
Nineteenth-century biologists employed some outrageous arguments in order to keep women confined to the home.
Consider Constantin Merezhkowsky, theorist of symbiogenesis.
In Stanley Milgram's studies of obedience, people believed they were giving shocks to others. But did their compliance say much about the Nazis?
During World War I, anti-vice crusaders marked women who liked the nightlife as shady. You can tell by the way men started talking about them.
The tiny winter songbirds are clever kings to the Irish. They're also fodder (literally) for post-Christmas ritual.
Hardy athletes called pedestriennes wowed the sporting world of the nineteenth century. They also shocked guardians of propriety.