Did you know there were over 1,000 women Air Force pilots during world war II? They flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft in existence at the time. Read this fascinating article about these young, courageous women that history almost forgot and why they never received...
Erma Bombeck was just one essayist from the time, but her popularity as well as her message, makes her worth investigating. According to Lauren Berlant, author of "The Female Complaint," Bombeck was "the most powerful, widely read, and self-reflective theorist of bourgeois irony" (250). Bombeck's...
Redefining the gender roles in the 21st century; a visual perspective showing challenges
One writer's reflections on how gender roles have changed in the 21st century-- or have they, really?
I'm so pleased that right now, you care whether my family eats. Now you care, after Clinton lost the election ... but where was your concern last year, or the year before, or the year before that?
The lives of the beautiful and gifted Mitford sisters read like fiction. They were strong, gifted and their lives entwined and infiltrated every aspect of society. In a Forest Gump sort of way, they were always on the edge of history and sometimes actively involved.
An effort to provide women with rights equal to those of their male counterparts has triggered a powerful movement beginning at a very young age to make girls more masculine. How much is too much?
Queen Kaahumanu, favorite wife of Kamehameha the Great was one of the world's first feminists. Through social savvy, political maneuvering, and physical battle she toppled the Hawaiian's ancient kapu for women.
A very personal reflection on the struggle of women for dignity and freedom in South Africa
Throughout history creative pursuits have been male-dominated. Where were all the female writers, artists , musicians and inventors? They are few and far between.