Meet Christmas Goddess Perchta, a Belly-Slitting, Half-Woman Demon
If you were naughty, Perchta would enter your home while you slept, disembowel you, and stuff the cavity with rocks.
The Real Legend of Mongfind, the Witch-Queen Who Inspired Halloween
A direct descendent of Samhain is the spooky reason for the season.
The Woman Behind International Women's Day Was a Refugee and a Socialist
Theresa Malkiel came to New York as a teen after fleeing anti-Semitic violence in Russia. Eighteen years later, she founded Women's Day, the forerunner of IWD.
Screw Santa Claus and Celebrate Befana, Italy's Kidnapping Christmas Witch
Say "ciao" to the Yuletide legend who rides a broom and brings naughty kids to her cannibal husband for dinner.
How 'Spare Rib' Magazine Revolutionized Women's Publishing
With royal wedding-themed badges that said "Don't do it Di" and frank discussions about class and race, Britain's answer to "Ms." has never felt more relevant. On its 45th anniversary, we look back at the now-defunct magazine.
The Forgotten Horror of Ravensbrück, the Nazi Concentration Camp for Women
In 1946, a group of female guards stood trial for war crimes committed at an all-women concentration camp. Seventy years on, why does Ravensbrück remain a footnote in history?
Wicked W.I.T.C.H: The 60s Feminist Protestors Who Hexed Patriarchy
Forty-eight years ago, a coven of self-styled witches gathered to curse Wall Street bankers, beauty pageants, and the Playboy Club. We speak to two former W.I.T.C.H. members about their spellbinding campaign against sexism.