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Emily Cataneo

Emily Cataneo

Emily Cataneo is a writer and journalist from New England. Her work has appeared in numerous venues, including the Baffler, the Boston Globe, Slate, NPR, Undark, Atlas Obscura, and Bitch Media. She writes about history, feminism, literature, and, more generally, the strangeness and surprise of the world we live in, both good and bad. Find out more about her and her work at or follow her on Twitter @emilycataneo.

Women in the KKK

A Brief History of the Women’s KKK

The Women’s KKK, an affiliated-but-separate racist organization for white Protestant women, courted members through an insincere “empowerment feminism.”