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Thelma Adams on Last Woman Standing

Nell Minow | Posted 06.28.2016 | Books
Nell Minow

Thelma Adams' new novel, Last Woman Standing, is based on the real-life story of Josephine Marcus, a singer in the Old West who became the common law ...

The State of Women

Joan Wages | Posted 06.23.2016 | Women
Joan Wages

This summer promises to deliver an historic period. We are likely to see the first woman named the nominee for a major U.S. political party. While mor...

Hillary Clinton Makes History - Celebrate June 7 in Women's History

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 06.10.2016 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

The historic significance of voting for the first woman nominee to run for president of a major party has been somewhat subjugated, to focus on creden...

Anti-Slavery Hamilton May Get To Stay On The $10 Bill While Genocidal Slaver Jackson Gets Pushed Off The $20

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.17.2016 | Politics

On Saturday, CNN reported that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was planning to announce that rather than replacing Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, the...

From Patchwork Dress to Presidential Adviser, First Female Tribal Chief "Sang Promise" to Her People | Posted 04.19.2016 | Women

Betty Mae Tiger Jumper was the first woman Chief of a major Native American tribe. As leader of the Florida's Seminole tribe, she brought modern medicine to her community, promoted preservation of tribal culture, and guided a bankrupt tribe to solvency.

Making HERstory

A.Tianna Scozzaro | Posted 04.07.2016 | Green
A.Tianna Scozzaro

During my seven years in DC, Sewall-Belmont house has been a very special place for me. It was where I first met with women leaders over lunch to discuss history of the suffrage movement and what today's fight for gender equity looks like.

6 Game-Changing Feminists On How The Movement Has Impacted Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women

Feminist powerhouses transform the world around them into a more equality-friendly place. But what about how the movement has changed their lives? To...

Are These Sexist Moments Pulled From History Books Or Headlines?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women

For every giant leap Americans make towards gender equality, we also tend to miss a few (or 100) steps. Sexism at all levels of public and private li...

We've Come a Long Way, Baby... Haven't We?

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.28.2016 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Katharine Ashe, best-selling author of historical romance novels We in the modern era did not invent the female orgasm. We didn't i...

Top Ten Things You Didn't Know About Sisi

Allison Pataki | Posted 03.25.2016 | Women
Allison Pataki

She Was Not Supposed to be Empress Sisi traveled to the imperial court at the age of fifteen with her elder sister, Helene, who was intended as Empero...

Celebrating Women's History Month

Poetry Foundation | Posted 03.16.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Poems, articles, podcasts, and blog posts that explore women's history and women's rights. by The Editors POEMS "Pro Femina" by Carolyn Kizer "Pl...

11 Women Throughout History Who Wrote About Sex

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we've decided to honor women writers of the past and present who have written fearlessly about sex. Today, ...

Celebrate Women's History Month With These Black Female Superheroes

Erika Hardison | Posted 03.09.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Happy Women's History Month! As we appreciate all the women that have sacrificed their lives for equality, the freedom to own their artistic expressio...

WATCH LIVE: Actress Sophia Bush Talks International Women's Day

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

"Chicago P.D." star Sophia Bush stops by HuffPost Live on International Women's Day to champion female empowerment worldwide....

10 Of The Most Ridiculous Things Ever Said About Women In History

Bustle | Posted 03.03.2016 | Women

This post was originally published on Bustle. By JR Thorpe Luckily for any student of laughing-at-ridiculous-sexism (which is one of the best academi...

How Kathryn Smith is Helping Break Barriers Once and for All

Joan Wages | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Joan Wages

There's been excitement, and rightly so, over the recent news reports that the NFL had hired its first full-time female coach. Kathryn Smith was selected by the Buffalo Bills as an assistant coach.

The Average American Has a Lot to Learn About Women's History

Joan Wages | Posted 12.29.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

Nearly 60 percent of respondents said their history education focused more on the contributions and accomplishments of men than women, and previous research has demonstrated that only 15 percent of figures in history textbooks are women.

The Importance of Telling the Story -- Crusade for the Vote

Joan Wages | Posted 11.16.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

As we work to inspire, educate and empower others by integrating women's history as part of the distinctive culture of the United States, we applaud the writers and producers of Suffragette who recognized the need to expand awareness about this significant moment in Britain's history.

Power of Women in and Behind Films

Joan Wages | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
Joan Wages

While women make up half of the movie-going population, often the stories on the screens do not reflect society's reality -- unless a woman is directing, producing or writing.

Women Aspire to Raise the Bar

Joan Wages | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

Why does it matter that there are more women in the field of law? The primary reason would be to bring the female perspective into law firms, courtrooms and our legislatures.

People Really Don't Know That Women Actually Invented Things

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.10.2015 | Women

If this video is anything to go by, New Yorkers need a serious refresher course on women in history. In the video created by MAKERS, a host asks peop...

I Salute Our Founding Mothers!

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

I'm proud to thank the Founding Fathers for their sacrifices and daring in establishing the United States of America, but I'm also proud to thank the Founding Mothers who supported those sacrifices and kept the home fires burning while they were gone.

Two for the History Books

Joan Wages | Posted 07.14.2016 | Sports
Joan Wages

Billie Jean King was lobbying for comparable prizes for men's and women's tennis competitions in the early 1970s. Yet, here we are in 2015, and the women soccer players took home 5.7 percent of what the guys did.

Pathway to STEM Careers

Joan Wages | Posted 06.05.2016 | Education
Joan Wages

The need for improved STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education is a trending topic. STEM skills have been identified as necessary to remain economically competitive as a country, and many have pointed out the benefits that accrue to all of society when diverse teams tackle technological and scientific problems.

Women's History in April -- Ratify the ERA!

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

I spoke about Women's History on April 29 at a lovely luncheon at the Tye Preston Memorial Library in Canyon Lake, Texas. The library was launching a wonderful exhibit on the History of Woman Suffrage in Texas.