Women who argue with men are often told to “calm down” simply because they’re expressing themselves.
Picturing Women in Action: From the Sabine Women to Artemisia Gentileschi
Art historian Yassana Croizat-Glazer reflects on ways different artists, including Artemisia Gentileschi, have represented women taking action in art.
Why Are People So Angry Miss America Is Losing Its Swimsuit Competition?
Allison Geller responds to the Twitter outcry about eliminating the swimsuit competition in the Miss America pageant.
How Elizabeth I Become Known as the Virgin Queen
Queen Elizabeth I is known for many things but raising the profile of single women may be her most lasting legacy.
How Malala Became the Youngest Person to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” —Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize
Poetry: Regimen by Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson
Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson is an Irish-American poet and photographer leading the Chicago Publishers Resource Center’s Wasted Pages Writers’ Workshop Series.
When A Man Decides to Hurt You—Series by Emily Smith
In the spring of 2015, Emily Smith was assaulted by a stranger on her walk home from the gym. She was left unconscious on the street with a severe concussion, broken jaw and sinus, and shattered tooth.
Poetry: For My Mother by Erin Mansur-Smith
Erin Mansur-Smith received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Ohio University after working for the National Domestic Violence hotline and a literacy program with AmeriCorps. She started losing her hearing as a child and is now profoundly, and proudly, deaf.
The Fight to Make It as a First-Generation American
The question “Will I make it?” leads a first-generation American in her career aspirations and continues to drive her independent journey far away from her family.
Modern-Day Sexism: “Handle With Care” by Rora Blue
“Handle With Care” is a photo series by Rora Blue that explores sexism through comments heard by the artist and submitted by women via social media.
Pan American Feminist Bertha Lutz
Born in Sao Paulo in 1894, Bertha Lutz was a leader in both the Pan American feminist and human rights movements. Though she studied the natural sciences and zoology…
Violence of the Mind: Women and Manic Disorders
Despite the strides that have been made in recent decades toward understanding mental illness, we’re still uncomfortable admitting that women can be violent—a discomfort that may have dangerous consequences.
Meet the Three Women Behind #BlackLivesMatter
After the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman, a Florida man tried for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, Alicia Garza wrote three words on social media that motivated a generation and sparked a social justice campaign: black lives matter.
The Little Girl & The Single Mom: “The Little Prince” in the 21st Century
“The Little Prince” became a phenomenon for good reason: It reminds us how strange the “grown up” world is while articulating simple truths about friendship, love, and distance.