This Is How One Country Gave Free Menstrual Products to All Its Students
The Scottish government allocated £9.2 million to offer free sanitary products in schools and convinced other places in the UK to follow suit.
The Amazons Were Based on Real-Life Women Warriors Who Were Cool as Hell
The Amazons aren't just the stuff of Greek myth and "Wonder Woman" movies. New evidence suggests that they had living counterparts in nomadic Scythian warrior tribes.
These Exiled Princesses Led an Armed Rebellion From Their Convent
In sixth-century France, Merovingian royals Basina and Clotilda were forced into a nunnery. They decided to lead their sisters in an uprising against their abbess instead.
The 18th Century Lesbian Icons Everyone Assumed Were Just Close Gal Pals
For decades, historians have speculated over whether the scandalous Ladies of Llangollen—who ran away together under the pretense that their "romantic friendship" was merely platonic—actually achieved a high-profile lesbian love affair.
The Chill Roman Priests Who Worshipped a Goddess and Castrated Themselves
Rome is frequently hailed by the alt-right as a bastion of masculinity, but the cult of Cybele says otherwise.