The Miss America Organization recently dropped the swimsuit competition from its pageants, but the original pageant only featured 'bathing beauties.'
Inaccurate coverage of the 1968 protest gave rise to the ‘bra-burner’ stereotype used to malign women’s rights activism.
The Supreme Court Justice is the second woman to hold the role—and has battled gender discrimination since the 1970s.
New CIA head Gina Haspel comes from a small, but proud cadre of high-ranking female intelligence officers. Declassified documents reveal the agency's long struggle with women as agents.
Eugenics and unethical clinical trials are part of the pill’s legacy.
How freed slave Mary Bowser and abolitionist Elizabeth Van Lew teamed up to spy on Confederate President Jefferson Davis and got away with it.
Few observers expected the issue of whether Clarence Thomas should serve on the U.S. Supreme Court to become a firestorm—and a national referendum on sexual harassment.
What history misses about Rosa Parks, according to her niece.
After President Lincoln's death, the First Lady's public grieving was seen as evidence that she was an improper woman.
90 percent of rural homes in the U.S. didn’t have electricity in 1935. Ten years later, almost all of them did.