Set the Feminist Wheels in Motion – Bicycle as a Vehicle for Female Empowerment and Liberation

The first time bicycles were introduced in the United States – they became strongly associated with the women’s liberation movement. Not only did they provide freedom of movement, but they also influenced the sense of orientation in the outdoors, accelerated dress reform, introduced map-reading skills, allowed the urban women to explore nature, and traveling, and Read more…

The Women behind the Underground Railroad and the Resistance to Slavery in the US

Slavery was a part of US history from as early as the 17th century, and so was the resistance by the enslaved. The quest for freedom took various shapes – slowing down the labor, theft, armed rebellion, and most common – escape. Enslaved people ran away from their masters towards freedom since the first days Read more…

The Future of Gender Representation on Traffic & Road Signs

They are blending into the streets we occupy, the highways we drive through. Directing us to turn right, to stop, to be careful around school children and to watch out for falling rocks. They are there to keep the order in public spaces, to prevent accidents or confusion in the navigation of the concrete jungle. Read more…

Women’s Equality Day: Celebrating the Past and Working on the Future

Behind the celebrations of August 26th – Women’s Equality Day – stand more than 100 years of women’s rights actions. Here is the brief timeline of the making of Women’s Equality Day in the US, from New York, via Tennessee, to Washington D.C. 1848 The year 1848 is considered as the official starting date of Read more…

Suffragists Taking the Streets on Their Way to the Ballot

A fascinating, diverse and at times dramatic journey has led the way to – what now seems to be obvious – women’s right to vote. What came to be known as the US Suffrage Movement, included different suffragists tactics – newspapers, hikes, and fashion – to win the support of the public and the decision Read more…