Mina Miller Edison Was Much More Than the Wife of the 'Wizard of Menlo Park'
The second wife of Thomas Edison, she viewed domestic labor as a science, calling herself a "home executive"
Iranian Protest Anthem That Led to Singer's Arrest Wins a Grammy
First lady Jill Biden presented the inaugural Best Song For Social Change award
Iran Releases Taraneh Alidoosti, the Famous Actress Arrested for Supporting Protests
Alidoosti had criticized Iran's brutal crackdown on protests following the death of Mahsa Amini
The Little-Known Story of the Women Who Stood Up to General Motors and Demanded Equal Pay
In the 1930s, Florence St. John and her co-workers at an automotive plant won a hard-fought victory for fairness
Who Was Norma McCorvey, the Woman Behind Roe v. Wade?
Dubbed "Jane Roe," McCorvey sought an abortion after becoming pregnant in 1969 but was thwarted by Texas' restrictive reproductive laws
When Abortion Was Illegal, Chicago Women Turned to the Jane Collective
A new documentary spotlights the group that helped thousands seeking abortions in the 1960s and '70s
Untold Stories of American History
In 1920s New York, This Woman Typist Became a Pioneering Aerial Photographer
Edith Keating survived the Halifax Explosion and eventually took to the skies, marking a path for other women to fly in her wake
What Did the Suffragists Really Think About Abortion?
Contrary to contemporary claims, Susan B. Anthony and her peers rarely discussed abortion, which only emerged as a key political issue in the 1960s
The Revolutionary 1965 Supreme Court Decision That Declared Sex a Private Affair
A Smithsonian curator of medicine and science looks back to the days when police could arrest couples for using contraception
In 1973, a Leak at the Supreme Court Broke News of an Imminent Ruling on Roe v. Wade
Nearly 50 years later, a similar disclosure revealed that the court is poised to overturn legalized abortion in the U.S.
The Trailblazing, Multifaceted Activism of Lawyer-Turned-Priest Pauli Murray
New documentary tells the story of a Black and LGBTQ thinker who helped lay the legal groundwork for fighting gender- and race-based discrimination
No Nobel Prizes in Science Went to Women This Year, Widening the Awards' Gender Gap
Fewer than three percent of Nobel science winners are women, and only one woman of color has ever received the award
The Sex Education Pamphlet That Sparked a Landmark Censorship Case
Women's rights activist Mary Ware Dennett was arrested in 1929 for mailing a booklet deemed "obscene, lewd or lascivious"
The Incredible Story of Lesbian Activists Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon
After first meeting in 1950, the couple was instrumental in founding the nation’s first organization for gay women
Chicago's First Monument to a Black Woman Will Commemorate Activist Ida B. Wells
Sculptor Richard Hunt designed the statue, which is called 'Light of Truth'
Britney Spears and the Age-Old History of Men Policing Women's Trauma
The singer's conservatorship, on trial this month, recalls the history of hysterectomies, insane asylums, forced contraception, among others
Myth and Misdiagnosis Have Plagued Women's Health for Centuries
A new book by scholar Elinor Cleghorn details the medical mistreatment of women throughout Western history
Maya Angelou, Sally Ride to Be Among First Women Featured on U.S. Quarters
Between 2022 and 2025, the U.S. Mint is set to highlight up to 20 trailblazing American women
What Caused the Roaring Twenties? Not the End of a Pandemic (Probably)
As the U.S. anticipates a vaccinated summer, historians say measuring the impact of the 1918 influenza on the uproarious decade that followed is tricky
Take a Virtual Tour of Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem's Historic Manhattan Apartment
In honor of her 87th birthday, the speaker and activist is (digitally) welcoming visitors into her home