May 4th: A Birthday Shared By Some Extraordinary Women

May 4, 2017 by

May 4th is day filled with several birthdays of extraordinary women, some you may know, others you should know. ... [Read More]

Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917) And The Battle For Medical Women

May 3, 2017 by

There are cases where the towering homogeneity of Victorian culture is exaggerated. The era of Prince Albert and Lord Palmerston was, after all, also the age of George Eliot, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx. Beneath the deceptive appearance of total societal conformity ... [Read More]

It’s National Bicycle Month: Meet The First Woman To Bicycle Around The World

May 2, 2017 by

May is National Bicycle Month, which was established by the League of American Bicyclists to celebrate the power of the bicycle, and to promote overall bicycle safety education. For more than a century, the bicycle has been an important part of the lives of many Americans, and has had a significant cultural effect on our society, ... [Read More]

Watch: A Look At The Fascinating History Of Wonder Woman… A Symbol Of Progress

April 28, 2017 by

"A woman from a foreign land wrapped in the American flag coming to defend and protect the values of a world her people turner their back on because she saw something worth saving." If you don’t know the rich and complex history of Wonder Woman, you should. This 5 minute video offers a look at her origin as a comic character ... [Read More]

Her “Midnight Ride”: I’m Pissed I Never Learned About 16-Year-Old American Hero Sybil Ludington

April 26, 2017 by

By Jen Jones - I’m a 45-year-old woman; college educated, insatiably curious, and perpetually pissed over the fact that the history I was taught failed me and the women who made it. Case in point, the famed "Midnight Ride" of the American Revolution. The only heroic horse-riding messenger I ever heard about ... [Read More]

It’s Earth Day… Meet Rachel Carson, The Woman Who Inspired Modern Environmentalism In 1962

April 22, 2017 by

Today marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, a campaign created in 1970 to "force environmental protection onto the national political agenda." It has since grown to be a movement that is credited as "the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe." More than a billion people participate ... [Read More]

How Is It Possible We Never Learned About This Woman? Meet Dr. May Edward Chinn

April 15, 2017 by

In this episode of “How Is It Possible We Never Learned About This Woman?”, we introduce you to Dr. May Edward Chinn, an extraordinary woman who, in addition to achieving several medical firsts, was instrumental in the development of the PAP smear in the early 1930s. Born April 15, 1896, today would have been her ... [Read More]

Baseball’s Other Jackie… The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig

April 2, 2017 by

86 years ago today, April 2, 1931, 17-year-old southpaw Jackie Mitchell, the second woman to play baseball in the all-male minor leagues, pitched an exhibition game against the NY Yankees and struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the most feared hitting duo in baseball history, back to back. The next day, the Baseball Commissioner voided her contract, claiming ... [Read More]