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Forms of Feminism Today

Individual feminists have always had different views on specific goals, ideologies, and the reasons behind women's inequalities. Their differences led to the development of many different feminist theories, several of which are described here in brief overview....(more)

Top Quotes On Feminism

Ask ten people for a definition of feminism and you'll get ten different answers. While the women quoted below may disagree on a lot of the details, as feminists they agree that the bottom line is gender equality, and their iconic quotes demonstrate that ideal....(more)

Top 4 Myths About Feminism

A "straw man" is a logical fallacy that misrepresents an opponent, making them much easier to attack. Anti-feminists often argue against feminism by constructing "straw feminists" using these common myths....(more)

The Women's Lib Movement and Racism

Despite all its success, the second wave of feminism has been criticized for several flaws and failures. One of the main flaws of second wave feminism was its focus on the plight of middle-class white women, to the exclusion of women of other races and classes....(more)

Notable Women

Four Famous Catholic Women Saints

The lives of these women saints, officially named by the Catholic Church as examples of holiness and virtue, have inspired Catholic women for generations....(more)

Famous Sisters in History

These famous sisters in history learned from and drew strength from each other. Though not all their relationships lasted, they made a lasting impact on each other's lives....(more)

The Life of Helen Keller: 4 Surprising Facts

Though the name of Helen Keller is famous, the story of her life beyond learning that first hand sign for "water" is obscure. Not many people today know of these accomplishments of her adult life from her educational honors and autobiographies to her popular vaudeville acts....(more)


Best Quotes On Motherhood

From the whimsical to the wise, these quotes on motherhood come from some of the most famous women in history. Learn from the wisdom of Anne Frank and the wit and whimsy of humorist Erma Bombeck in these quotes on the joys and trials of motherhood from the perspective of mothers and daughters....(more)

Sally Hemings' Children

It was not uncommon for slaves and masters to have sexual relationships. However, the children produced were not really respected much less accounted for. When this happened to Sally Hemings, she raised her children with love and dedication. Thomas Jefferson, being their father, equally gave them and their mother the utmost respect....(more)

Who Was Wangari Maathai and What Can Her Example Teach Parents?

Wangari Muta Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States and founded the Green Belt Movement in the 1970s, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on environmental conservation and women's rights. In 1986, she was awarded the Livelihood Award and in 2004 became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She was also an elected Member of Parliament and served as assistant minister for Environment and Natural Resources between January 2003 and November 2005. Wangari Maathai's biography has a lot to teach parents who want to empower their children to reach their dreams....(more)

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Kerilynn Engel

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KeriLynn Engel is a Connecticut freelance writer with a passion for women's history. She blogs about "all the kick-ass women the history books left out" at and is the author of Amazing Women In History: inspiring stories of 20 women the history books left out... Read More

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