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The Wright Brothers’ Sister

Wilbur and Orville Wright won a place in history for unraveling the secrets of aviation, but their charismatic sister, Katharine Wright, deserves a lot of credit. Cindy Wilkey (University of …

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Trickster Heroines

During the Vietnam War, many young Vietnamese women moved from country villages to bigger cities to become bargirls.  Some later came to the United States as refugees.  Mai Lan Gustafsson …

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You’re Starting to Show…

While the media may cover mega-celebrity Angelina Jolie’s pregnancy with loving attention to every detail, mere mortal women still face prejudice and even outright hostility in our society during pregnancy. …

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Replay: Wretched Sisters

Eleven women have been put to death for murder since the United States reinstated the death penalty in 1976. In her book, Wretched Sisters, Mary Atwell (Radford University) offers an …

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Wretched Sisters: Women and the Death Penalty

Eleven women have been put to death for murder since the United States reinstated the death penalty in 1976. In her book, Wretched Sisters, Mary Atwell (Radford University) offers an analysis of the …

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Replay: Widows of the Titanic

“Women and children first!” was the cry aboard the HMS Titanic as it broke apart and sank that cold April night in 1912. Many women boarded lifeboats fully expecting their …

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Widows of the Titanic

“Women and children first!” was the cry aboard the HMS Titanic as it broke apart and sank that cold April night in 1912. Many women boarded lifeboats fully expecting their …

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Women and Islam

Such measures as the Taliban’s banning of education for girls and prohibition of jobs for women has drawn attention to the status of women under Islam. What does the Koran …

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Women and Depression

By some estimates women are twice as likely as men to suffer from depression. Researchers have posited numerous theories for the gender difference: a variance in brain structure, reproductive function, …

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Women’s Work: The 150th Anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention

When housewife Elizabeth Cady Stanton and four friends sat down to afternoon tea on July 13, 1848, they had no idea their impromptu discussion would sow the seeds of an …