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Rosie the Riveter is a bogus icon of female empowerment

‘We Can Do It!’ but what is ‘it?’<p>Geraldine Doyle didn’t realize she was Rosie the Riveter until the early 1980s, when she saw the image in a …

Britain's first female second world war spy to get overdue recognition

She was a glamorous countess and British spy whose extraordinary wartime heroics included skiing out of Nazi-occupied Poland with the first evidence of Operation Barbarossa – the Nazi plans to invade Soviet Russia.<p>Later in the war she played a role in the liberation of France as first contact …

Remembrance Day

Women pioneered computer programming. Then men took their industry over.

How “computer girls” gave way to tech bros<p>Like many women in the 1930s, Jean Jennings Bartik had studied mathematics. During and after World War II, …

Eleanor Roosevelt: “Can a Woman Ever Be President of the United States?”

In the fall of 1932, when Eleanor Roosevelt was teaching American history at a high school for girls, editing a magazine called <i>Babies—Just Babies</i>, …

The New-York Historical Society’s New Mission: Telling the Forgotten Stories of Women

On View<p>The highlight is the museum's collection of Tiffany lamps, many of which were designed and made by women.<p>,<p>The United States has a handful of …

Women's History

The inventors of the Pill decided women should still bleed every month

Menstruation marketing<p>At some point, the scientists who invented hormonal contraception decided that women still needed a period every month. And it …

Women's Health

Sybil Ludington Is Known As The Female Paul Revere

Paul Revere's famous midnight ride pales in comparison to the American Revolutionary War ride of sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington. Just eight days …

Women in Science

The Real Wives of Jamestown

By December 1620, Anne Rickard was tired of her life in the London parish of St James Clerkenwell. For unsaid reasons, she decided to do something …

With new app, important women of history get overdue virtual statues

Whole Story Project lets users virtually close the monument gender gap<p>Monuments document our history, and as the recent removal of Confederate statues in New Orleans document, they also play an important role in our present debates about politics and identity.<p>Now, a virtual reality app, in a move …

Virtual Reality

‘Wonder Woman’ is most successful of four films in the DC Extended Universe

“Wonder Woman” is the both the newest and the most successful of the four films in the DC Extended Universe franchise. Last weekend this …

Children's Victorian library collection unveiled in Orkney

<b>A library created by children in 1860s Orkney has gone on display.</b><p>Maria Cowan, 12, her 10-year-old sister Clara, and their young cousin Isabella Bremner began producing their own library in 1864, sometimes with the help of other children.<p>They named it Minervian Library and it is held at Orkney …

Oxford University

This simple invention could alert women to date rape drugs

They may only be in high school but these three girls are already working to change women’s live.<p>Susana Cappello, Carolina Baigorri, and Victoria …

Entrepreneurship