Siden Victoriatiden – hvor "hysterikere" på anstalter blev tvunget til at klæde sig ud og optræde som Ofelia – er den psykisk syge kvinde blevet forherliget som noget smukt og mystisk.
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.
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.
From transphobic clerks to requirements that are constantly changing, the process is confusing at best and dangerous at worst.
From rubber belts to hymen hysteria, the history of tampons is a reflection of the uphill battle for women's rights.
In states like Alabama, outdated "earnest resistance" laws that require assault victims to fight back are still on the books.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with rape survivors—and groups who dismiss rape survivors' claims—to help inform her decision on whether or not to amend Title IX protections for victims of campus sexual assault.
After Bill Cosby's trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, survivors and advocates point to fundamental issues in the judicial system that prevent sexual assault victims from seeing justice.
Men and women used to be considered members of the same "essential sex." What happened?
Is Homer as compatible with Marge as he is with donuts?