The Famous and Forgotten Women of STEM
The Editors have compiled their favorite pieces highlighting the many overlooked contributions of women in STEM.
Co-Living, the Hot New Trend of 1898
Chicago's "Eleanor Clubs" were designed to give young, working women affordable and congenial places to live.
The Shaker Formula for Gender Equality
Shaker communities seem to have appealed to a lot of women because they offered a respite where their work was honored and respected.
Jane Addams’s Crusade Against Victorian “Dancing Girls”
Jane Addams, a leading Victorian-era reformer, believed dance halls were “one of the great pitfalls of the city.”
Before the Civil War, Women Were Welcomed into the Sciences
Women in the STEM fields are reclaiming the memory of a richer scientific past than some might think.
The Forgotten Movement That Changed American Women’s Lives
Chatauquas changed the lives of Midwestern women between 1878 and 1900, setting the stage for new gender roles in the twentieth century.
The Role of Female Pilots in Nazi Germany
German female pilots played an active role during World War II—acting as perpetrators and collaborators even as they broke barriers for women in flight.
The Feminist History of Prohibition
A look at the feminist roots of the temperance movement.
Why Japanese Women Don’t Stay in the Workforce
Japanese women exit the workforce at far higher rates than in other developed countries.
‘Traditional Values’ Meet New Technology in the Home Schooling Movement
Michael W. Apple traces both the growth of home schooling and its related political activism to virtual communities made possible by the Internet.