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American Girl Introduces Melody Ellison, Civil Rights Activist

Melody will be available in stores late summer.

Bronwyn Isaac | February 23, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Beyonce Will Reportedly Direct And Star In Movie About Saartjie Baartman

Although Saartjie’s story is marked by deep racial and sexual exploitation, her history is being reclaimed as a symbol of perseverance.

Bronwyn Isaac | January 4, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Dear Donald Trump: When Was It, Exactly, That America Was “Great”?

America hasn’t always been “great” for people who don’t look like Donald Trump.

Robyn Pennacchia | December 15, 2015 - 11:00 am

Earliest Use Of The F-Word Discovered

NICE ONE.

An English historian, Dr Paul Booth, claims to have found the earliest use of the f-word, as we use it today (like, “fuck off”) in some…

Katrin Higher | September 13, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Watch Prom Fashion (And Dance Moves!) Evolve Over The Past 80 Years

Prom: how quickly it shifts from the Most Important Night Of Your Life to a warm, hazy blip in your memory by the very next day, not to be given so much as a thought…

Claire Hannum | May 8, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Earth Day Edition!

It’s the one day of the year we acknowledge this beautiful planet of ours and all the ways we’ve destroyed it!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 22, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Which Of These Four Women Could We Soon See On A $20 Bill?

The nonprofit campaign Women on 20s is on a mission to put a female face on the US $20 bill by 2020, and is winding down to a final vote of…

Claire Hannum | April 8, 2015 - 5:50 pm

The Only Interesting Thing About DressGate Is That Humans Can’t Necessarily See Blue

No matter how many scientific explanations I read about THE DRESS last Friday, nothing made it feel any less inexplicable or mystifying –  until I read about how human beings

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 2, 2015 - 11:45 am

Madonna’s Social Media Manager Is Out Of His Or Her Damn Mind With This #RebelHeart Hashtag

You know how the heart emoji was the most popular word of 2014? After viewing Madonna’s Twitter timeline, I’m convinced that she single-handedly made it so.
In an effort…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 2, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Watch A Timelapse Of 100 Years Of Beauty Trends

Dang, I wonder how long this model had to sit? Watch this timelapse as a hair and makeup crew walk her face and hair through a century of beauty trends.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 4, 2014 - 2:30 pm

A History Of Destruction In American Protests, From Boston In 1773 To Ferguson In 2014

I’ve been scrolling through the #Ferguson hashtag all morning. Last night, protesters burned buildings down, destroying businesses; they overturned cars, they smashed windows, they looted. This is a moment of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 25, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Engender Health Looks At Contraceptives Throughout History

The next time anyone tells you that contraceptives aren’t “natural,” ask them how exactly they aren’t natural. Sure, it interferes with a natural bodily process, but then there’s the fact…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 24, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Fleshlight Wants You To Remember A Very NSFW 9/11

I was going to stay away from the brands-tweeting-smarmy-sentiments-about-9/11 stories today. But then the people behind Fleshlight, the world’s premier manufacturer of fake vaginas for dudes to have sex with, had…

Cooper Fleishman | September 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: On The Stonewall Rebellion’s Trans History

President Obama issued a proclamation at the end of May stating that June is officially Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, but June has unofficially been Pride Month for…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 6, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Seduce Him Like It’s The 17th Century: Dating Dos And Don’ts From Hot Bitches In History

In a world filled with online dating, Tinder, Facebook messages, one-night stands, speed dating, match-making and good old-fashioned true love, where’s a hot bitch to turn to for solid dating…

Meghan O'Keefe | April 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Proof That Turn Of The Century Suffragettes Could Snark With The Best Of Them

This hilariously biting piece of satire was written by suffragette activist/poet Alice Duer Miller in 1915, but replace the word “votes” with “reproductive rights” and it could easily be a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 21, 2013 - 11:40 am

Your Grandma Wore This Weirdly Awesome Bra In WWII

All those badass Rosie the Riveters who took over traditionally male jobs during WWII were hiding a secret under their clothes: They were wearing plastic bras! Yup, apparently the “Saf-T-Bra”

The Gloss | October 13, 2013 - 11:30 am

The 4 Most Impressively Weird Sex Lives of U.S. Presidents

When you become president, something in your brain snaps. You’re a normal person for a while, and then, as soon as you take your oath on Inauguration Day, the part…

Cracked | November 14, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Vampires And Werewolves: A Brief Pre-“Twilight” History

There once was a time when, upon hearing of vampires or werewolves, people did not automatically jump to express devotion to Team Whatever. (I can’t even.) In fact, people actually…

Rachel Krause | October 17, 2012 - 3:00 pm

A Brief History Of The Pregnancy Test

I was commenting on how packaged pregnancy tests resemble fruit roll ups when my mother told me scientists once injected bunnies with a woman’s urine to determine whether or not…

Susan Finch | August 6, 2012 - 1:00 pm
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