If you know anything at all about Sacagawea, you probably know she was a guide on the Lewis and Clark Expedition (also known as the Corps of Discovery) to explo
Larger-than-life figures tend to inspire myths that fit their reputation, and this is especially true of history’s famous female leaders.
Almost 100 years have passed since the Equal Rights Amendment was first proposed. Here are the facts you should know.
The Dairy Maid, Invalid Cooking, and House Matron badges that Girl Scouts of yore worked toward seem a little outdated today.
Although the first few years of the National Park Service were dominated by male employees, it didn’t take long for women to make their marks.
Find out more about the life of Kitty O'Brien Joyner, NASA's first female engineer.
Georgia Gilmore played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement—one of feeding and funding those at the frontlines. A marvelous cook, she took it upon herself to bring together a secret society-esque group of women who used food to fuel the movement.
Audre Lorde’s poems, speeches, and books helped write the future of feminism. Here are some facts about the woman behind the work.
The spy thriller 'The 355' gets its title from a Culper Spy Ring agent known only as “355.” Who was she?
Europe’s witch trials spanned several hundred years and claimed thousands of innocent lives. Catalonia is making symbolic amends.
Who was Ida B. Wells? A journalist, suffragist, civil rights leader, and now the latest doll in Barbie’s ‘Inspiring Women’ series.
The U.S. Mint has officially shipped its Maya Angelou quarters—earning the ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ author another “first” to her name.
The magic trick of sawing a woman in half was first performed a century ago by P.T. Selbit, a British magician.
Discover 10 of the best gifts to give loved ones this holiday season from women-owned businesses like Ruggable and Parachute.
Months after the Norwegian women’s beach handball team protested the bikini mandate, the International Handball Federation has updated its rules.
Jennifer Wright’s latest book covers history’s female serial killers and other murderers, from Lizzie Borden to Leonarda Cianciulli.
For many years, the nude model for Gustave Courbet's 'L’Origine du monde' remained unknown.
Paris’s Panthéon houses graves for just five women. Josephine Baker—star, spy, and civil rights activist—is about to become the sixth.
Mary Cassatt, known for her intimate paintings of mothers and children, was the only American artist invited to join the French Impressionists.
Women’s beach volleyball players aren’t the only Olympic athletes who compete in bikini-style uniforms. But do they have to?
Is Juneteenth a national holiday? Not yet—but thanks in part to Opal Lee, it’s a lot closer to federal recognition than it was before.
Attached to one of San Francisco’s Good Vibrations stores is a museum dedicated to the surprisingly long history of vibrators.