Seventy Years After Korea’s Division, Women Lead Push for Peace

Seventy Years After Korea’s Division, Women Lead Push for Peace

South Korean and women representing more than 16 other countries gathered this week in Seoul for the #WomenPeaceKorea symposium and Women’s DMZ walk. (Photo: Jeehyun Kwon) In light of the US-North Korea scheduled summit being cancelled by President Trump, the May 26 women’s peace walk along the Korean Demilitarized Zone emphasizes the vital role women […]

Despite Its Recent Postmortem, the New York Times Obituaries Desk Is Still Overlooking Women and People of Color

Despite Its Recent Postmortem, the New York Times Obituaries Desk Is Still Overlooking Women and People of Color

Fading black and white images help illustrate “Overlooked,” a recent series of freshly penned obituaries for long-dead women who the New York Times forgot or failed to memorialize in their day. Through a gauzy lens of history and seeming regret, America’s paper of record finally acknowledged the likes of poet Sylvia Plath, photographer Diane Arbus, and […]

Women Were usually Better Manifested in Traditional Classic tomes Than Modern day Ones

Women Were usually Better Manifested in Traditional Classic tomes Than Modern day Ones

Since the birth of modern English-language novels in the 1700s, male and female characters from Paul Atreides to Elizabeth Bennet have laughed, grinned, felt and acted through their pages. A new study conducted using a machine learning algorithm has offered fresh perspective on their histories. “The Transformation of Gender in English-Language Fiction,” published this week […]

45 Years After Roe v. Wade, the War on Women Rages On

45 Years After Roe v. Wade, the War on Women Rages On

In 1969, 22-year-old Norma McCorvey was living in Dallas, Texas, when she discovered she was pregnant with her third child. As a poor, single mother struggling with alcohol addiction, McCorvey felt she wasn’t prepared to take on raising another child. She told her doctor she wanted an abortion, but under Texas law, abortion was prohibited […]

How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations

How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations

Early in her career, Dalia Messick, a cartoonist struggling to get her work published, got a couple pieces of advice from the head of the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate’s secretary. First, change your character’s profession, she said. And secondly, change your name. Messick obliged, recasting her bandit protagonist as a roving journalist and adopting […]