history

The roots of feminism were planted millennia ago; we must understand feminism throughout history to contemplate how much farther we can go.

Kaitlyn Smith5 days ago
Anne Boleyn Is My Spirit Animal
I have always been fascinated by history and people's stories but I have a special passion for the story of Anne Boleyn. To some she was the most infamous adulterous in British history but to me she w...
The 19th Century Swedish Novel Missing from the Feminist Literary Canon
In surveys of the most important novels by 19th century women writers, the focus is usually on the works of Anglo and French authors like the Brontë sisters, Louisa May Alcott and George Sand. Yet for...
Leigh Fishera month ago
Standing Up for Your Choices
Standing up to disapproving family members to defend your relationship choices isn’t easy, but women have been standing up for what they want for hundreds of years — even in China in 170 CE. During th...
Stephanie MacLeod2 months ago
The Furies: A Modern Antagonist from the Past
Strong female characters have become a desirable aspect for writers of all styles. The direct stereotype of damsel-in-distress appeals to audiences as it shows how women are so much more than what the...
A. Lello2 months ago
The Tudor Witch
Ha! Gotcha with that "Witch" tagline didn't I? Just kidding! There is no Tudor witch (that we know of, at least.) However, the English court of Henry VIII may have felt differently in regards to Anne....
Siena Dini2 months ago
Niki de Saint-Phalle
Niki de Saint-Phalle was born Catherine Marie-Agnes Fal de Saint-Phalle on October 29, 1930 in France, to a French father and an American mother. She was the second of five children in a wealthy famil...
Jade Rosario3 months ago
Celia, A Slave
Celia, A Slave was a book published by Melton A. McLaurin based on a true story about a woman named Celia. Celia was an African American female who lived in Audrain County, Missouri, which bordered Ca...
Leigh Fisher3 months ago
Empowering Women in Classical China
Around 190 CE China, it was common for girls’ personal names to be unrecorded by history. Instead, all we have left is to know them by their family names. One such woman born in this era was Lady Sun,...
Adrian Algan3 months ago
Feminism or Common Sense?
Part I What is considered having a monumental reputation is Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa for two reasons. For one, it is attributed to the mastery of the sfumato style, in which forms appear to evapo...
Mabel Holes3 months ago
The Forgotten Brontë
Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights are well-known classics, but the works of Anne Brontë, the youngest of the literary trio, are often overlooked. Her first novel, Agnes Grey is an ho...
Milica Markovic3 months ago
A Critique of Plato’s Theory on the Status of Women
Despite his arguments for equality among men and women of the guardian class in The Republic, Plato did not offer a theory that in any way liberates women in general. Book Five deals with the status o...
Mabel Holes4 months ago
The Legend of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
The Roaring Twenties—a period of history that has always fascinated me. The glitz, the glamour, the vibrant optimism and strive for social change... the 1920s was all about subverting the accepted soc...
lombardesque 4 months ago
Carole Lombard and Her Protégées
I have found that during my time as a self-proclaimed Lombard historian, that Carole has proved to have one of the kindest hearts. Carole's first endeavor into being a sponsor for somebody was a littl...
Hailie Crowder4 months ago
Five Historical Women You Really Wouldn't Want to Mess With
Though there have been many female warriors throughout history, many have been sadly neglected in the history books in favor of their male counterparts. In this list, I will discuss five of the most f...
History of the Flower Crown
It's music festival season, and the main accessory adorned in the heat of Coachella are flower crowns. A popular fashion choice that has ancient origins, and has managed to sneak its way into popular ...
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Beth Haywood6 months ago
Wronged Women
In my time learning history from the Ancient Greeks to the Tudors, I have begun to notice in a pattern in how the history that we know is far from the actual truth. History is not a new subject, Histo...
April Demarco6 months ago
Most Famous Female Engineers in History
From the 1800s to now, famous female engineers continue to make their mark on history, creating groundbreaking inventions that will alter our lives day to day. As huge milestones for women, and huge m...
Rachel Blanchard7 months ago
10 Crazy Things Women Couldn't Do 50 Years Ago
Even though we still are lacking some equal rights... us women are still so grateful for the advantages and freedom compared to how it was 50 years ago. Being a woman today, we have the ability to liv...