Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly and the Meaning of Antifeminism

From today’s vantage point, many of the anti-feminist ideas Phyllis Schlafly espoused sound extreme. But are they?
A woman in the kitchen of her mobile home in New Ulm, Minnesota, 1974

Class and the Glass Ceiling

Feminism and "women's work" have looked very different for U.S. women depending on their class.
Chicago teachers striking

The Rise of Teachers’ Unions

Teachers' unions have been an important force in America since the 1950s.
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Happy Mother’s Day: Kids’ Screen Time is a Feminist Issue

Portable electronics like smartphones and tablets are indispensable tools for mothers and caregivers. Why do we shame them for allowing kids screen time?
In this Aug. 18, 2015 file photo, Sprout Pharmaceuticals CEO Cindy Whitehead holds a bottle for the female sex-drive drug Addyi at her Raleigh, N.C. Most women with low sexual desire won’t rush out to get the first prescription drug to boost female libido when it launches on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. But they may have more options down the road. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

Why Did the “Female Viagra” Fail?

Marketers pitched "female viagra" as a win for gender equality. Why is the drug now called a "colossal failure?"
Hilary Clinton with Buddy

Hillary Clinton and Feminism

Hilary Clinton’s political career has long drawn the attention of scholars and pundits alike.
A mother breastfeeding her child.

The Cultural Expectations of Breastfeeding

Society constructs women’s bodies as sexual, but mothers’ bodies as asexual—a quandary that presents a dilemma for women who nurse in public.
Susan B. Anthony dollar coin

The Feminist History of Prohibition

A look at the feminist roots of the temperance movement.
A girl studying.

The Real Driver Behind Curbing Population Growth

The solution isn't minimizing poverty or supplying more contraceptives.
An office secretary - 1970s

A Woman’s Life in Publishing

Anita D. McClellan entered the publishing industry as a secretary, one of the few opportunities available to women at the time. We tell her story.