Womens History Month

  • Why "History Months" Need to Write Groups Back In to the Story

    by E.J. Dionne

      Do efforts to write marginalized figures into the national narrative  "mean that history has been “politicized”? The answer is 'yes' only in the sense that political change always affects how we see history," says the Washington Post columnist. 

  • 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.