Today in Feminist History: The First American Woman Pilot! (August 1, 1911)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. August 1, 1911: An American woman has now […]

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Today in Feminist History: Earhart’s Most Treacherous Stretch (June 29, 1937)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. June 29, 1937: “I’ll be in the United […]

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Time’s (Still) Up: Rewriting Our Film History

Last week, HBO Max removed the 1940 Academy Award Best Picture winner, “Gone with the Wind,” from its platform in response to director John Ridley’s op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, titled “Hey, HBO, ‘Gone With the Wind’ romanticizes the horrors of slavery. Take it off your platform for now.” Weeks after HBO Max pulled “Gone With […]

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Today in Feminist History: Sutton Scolds Cyclists (June 14, 1895)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. June 14, 1895: Difficult and inadvisable as it […]

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Judi Dench Is The Oldest British Vogue Cover Star In The Magazine’s 104-Year History

By Rachel West. 6 mins ago Acting legend Judi Dench is the oldest cover star in the 104-year history of British Vogue. In the June issue, the 85-year-old thespian is opening up about life in quarantine, her thoughts on retirement, and, yes, even “Cats”. Though the musical adaptation was widely panned, the vision-impaired Dench – […]

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90 Day Fiancé: Geoffrey Fails to Tell Varya His Full Criminal History

On this season of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, US citizen Geoffrey Paschel finally came clean about his criminal past to Russian girlfriend Varya Malina. However, Geoffrey only revealed his drug charges from the early 2000s that led to over two years behind bars. Why did he keep the rest of his fraught criminal history a secret from […]

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Today Feminist History: Women’s Suffrage Still Far Off in New York (April 26, 1905)

April 26, 1905: The road to women’s suffrage in New York State still looks like a long and bumpy one, even all these years into the journey. Despite the best efforts of Republican John Raines, State Senate President, a modest but meaningful advance for women’s rights was blocked today. His bill would have authorized married […]

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Today in Feminist History: Marriage is Not Grounds for Teacher Dismissal—DUH! (April 27, 1904)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. April 27, 1904: A victory today for female […]

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Today in Feminist History: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists On Board for Birth Control (April 23, 1963)

April 23, 1963: A major advance today in the fight for birth control, as the prestigious American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists officially endorsed giving contraceptive information to those who want it. The national battle over birth control has been raging for half a century now, and it was said today that the long delay […]

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