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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists, Athletes, Pirates, Punks, And Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History

September 27, 2016 by

Last year we introduced you to the awesome children’s alphabet book Rad American Women A To Z, by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl. Not surprisingly the book became a New York Times bestseller and had readers clamoring ... [Read More]

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The First Single Working Mother: Christine de Pizan, A Young Widow and Her Quill Make History

This is the story of a young woman named Christine who seemed to have it all. Her father had educated her at a time when that was rare for women. She learned much more than traditional women's work, receiving instruction in classical literature and even in the recent traditions of her native land ... [Read More]

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Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Turns 25, Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts) Sings Title Song, We Cry

September 21, 2016 by

25 years ago, on November 22, 1991, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast had its theatrical release and captivated audiences worldwide, becoming the first animated feature film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. On Sunday, during a 25th anniversary screening of the classic film at Lincoln Center in New York, Angela ... [Read More]

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43 Years Ago Today: Billie Jean King Defeated Bobby Riggs In Battle Of The Sexes

September 20, 2016 by

Forty-three years ago today, on September 20, 1973, tennis champion Billie Jean King (age 29 then) defeated self-proclaimed male chauvinist Bobby "No-Broad-Can-Beat-Me" Riggs in the "Battle Of The Sexes” tennis match. More than 50 million Americans tuned in to watch, making it the most viewed U.S. tennis match of all time. ... [Read More]

Anita Sarkeesian Launches Video Series About History’s “Ordinary Women” You Should Know

Anita Sarkeesian Launches Video Series About History’s “Ordinary Women” You Should Know

September 13, 2016 by

Do you know who Emma Goldman was? If not, you should. Born in 1869, she was a radical activist, a revolutionary advocate of personal freedom, sexual freedom, and freedom of expression, and a champion for labor rights, gay rights, and women’s equality. But Emma, along with many other pioneering women who dared ... [Read More]

Happy 98th Birthday To The Brilliant NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Happy 98th Birthday To The Brilliant NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

August 26, 2016 by

“2000 steps. 120 miles. 5 honorary degrees.” These are just some of the numbers that have defined the brilliant and trailblazing Katherine Johnson’s legacy. Katherine is the NASA mathematician who served as the brains behind one of the greatest space missions in US history: ... [Read More]

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L.M. Montgomery’s ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ (1908) Being Adapted For 2017 Netflix Series

August 23, 2016 by

In 1905, Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 – 1942) wrote her first novel, Anne of Green Gables, and received rejections from every publisher to whom she sent it. So she put her manuscript "away in a hat box" and there it sat until 1907, when she dusted it off and decided to have another go at getting ... [Read More]

Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage… A Lady Gaga Alice Paul Music Video Mashup

Bad Romance – Women’s Suffrage… A Lady Gaga Alice Paul Music Video Mashup

August 18, 2016 by

96 years ago today, on August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified. Six days later, on August 26, it was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution, giving American women the right to vote after a seventy-two year battle. The driving force and lead strategist behind the influential 1910s suffrage campaigns that brought ... [Read More]

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