The Chill Roman Priests Who Worshipped a Goddess and Castrated Themselves
Rome is frequently hailed by the alt-right as a bastion of masculinity, but the cult of Cybele says otherwise.
Giving Eliza Hamilton the Chill Legacy the Musical Denied Her
Where "Hamilton" tossed Eliza's story aside in favor of her sister, "I, Eliza Hamilton" offers a rare glimpse of Eliza's impact on her husband and in turn, American history.
13 Historic Victories for Women and LGBT Candidates This Election Day
Meet the newly elected public officials bringing much-needed diversity to the United States political system.
What Our Obsession with Tragic, Beautiful, Mentally Ill Women Says About Us
Since the Victorian days—where "hysterics" confined in institutions were forced to dress and act like Ophelia—mental illness in women has wrongly been framed as something beautiful and unknowable.
The Gilded Age Starlet Whose Sexual Assault Prompted the 'Trial of the Century'
Evelyn Nesbit was the toast of New York high society when the famous architect Stanford White attacked her. When White was murdered by Nesbit's husband, it sparked the beginning of America's obsession with celebrity trials.
How Sex Toys Revolutionized the Way We View Women's Pleasure
We spoke with sex historian Hallie Lieberman on the rise of sex toys, the "orgasm gap," and the narrative that Victorian doctors invented vibrators to treat hysteria.
Miss America Used to Ban Abortion—And Still Bans Moms, Wives, and Divorcées
Even though the Miss America pageant has tried to adapt to modern sensibilities, emphasizing "female empowerment," it remains committed to an antiquated ideal of femininity.
The Food Festival Showing How Slaves Built American Cuisine
The annual Heritage Harvest Food Festival is hosted at Thomas Jefferson's slave plantation Monticello. This year, its founders and participants are making a concerted effort to reckon with the site's past.
The Two Schoolgirls Who Fooled the World Into Believing in Fairies
With some hatpins, cardboard, and a borrowed camera, Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths created the Cottingley Fairies—one of the biggest photographic hoaxes of the 20th century.
How White Women Are Responsible for the Confederate Monuments We Have Today
Because their interests were seen as apolitical, white women in the South were able to advance an insidious, racist agenda long after the Civil War had ended.
American Pop Music Is a Story of Race, Sex, and Power
Ann Powers's new book, 'Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music,' charts the complex relationship between bodies and music, and it manages to do so without descending into objectification.
Playboy Campaigned for Abortion Rights While Railing Against Women
The men's magazine recently rebranded as "Entertainment for All," prompting skepticism from some. But Playboy's relationship to the liberal feminist movement is longer and more nuanced than most people realize.
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