Why is International Women's Day on March 8th? The answer is much more complicated than you might think.
For white, middle-class women in the 19th century U.S., courtship and marriage offered less emotional intimacy than their friendships with other women.
Arthur Munby was an upper-class man of letters who "collected" working class women, including his servant Hannah Cullwick, whom he married in 1873.
Nintendo's Mario and Homer's Odysseus have more in common than you might think.