womens history

  • The real history of women wouldn’t look quite so nice on a tote bag

    by Laurie Penny

    “Empowerment” has always been more palatable and easier to sell than the idea of women simply taking power, and it’s more cheerful than the reality that plenty of women’s history has been defined as much by frustration and pain as by perky self-actualization.

  • Women in Ancient Rome Didn’t Have Equal Rights. They Still Changed History

    by Barry Strauss

    If we look hard at the history, we discover some women who made their mark, either working within their prescribed gender roles as wives, lovers, mothers, sisters or daughters, or exercising so much political, religious or, even in a few cases, military power that they smashed those roles altogether and struck out on their own.