Tag Archives: History

The reality of being a black woman: A response to Ernest Baker

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post written by an anonymous woman living in New York City.  In an essay on Gawker entitled “The Reality of Dating White Women When You’re Black,” Ernest Baker writes: “Let’s be real, blonde hair and blue eyes are fucking attractive.” A friend of mine, a black woman, responded to the [...]
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Feministing at 10: The media has become our feminist playground, so let’s play (to win)

TweetEd. note: In celebration of Feministing’s 10-year anniversary, current and former members of the Feministing crew will be offering their reflections on the changes of the last decade. Next up is Feministing co-founder Vanessa Valenti on online media-making. Read the whole series here. And consider giving us a birthday donation to ensure we’re around for another 10 years! When [...]
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Vintage sexism: 20 things men don’t like about women in the office

TweetThis gem comes from a 1945 book by Thomas D. Horton called What Men Don’t Like About Women: Tweet
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You’ve probably never heard of this woman. But you’re living her legacy.

TweetHappy Women’s History Month! Today I’d like to share with you the story of one woman who was challenging norms around race, gender, and class before it got cool. Juana Briones was one of the first woman pioneers here on the Best West Coast of the United States. She lived throughout the Bay Area and her experiences as [...]
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Map of the Day: The states that granted women’s suffrage before it was cool

TweetThe Washington Post points us to this old map that was distributed at a congressional hearing on women’s suffrage on March 3, 1914. The states in red are the ones that had already given women (which often meant white women) the right to vote. Those mostly western states gave the burgeoning suffrage movement an edge up. Since women were [...]
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