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Settlement Houses and the Rise of New American Women

Settlement Houses first appeared in North America in 1886, inspired by the London-based model of Toynbee Hall. Those were community institutions that fit into the trends of their time and place: addressing the needs of the growing cities, with economic ...
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Salem: From Witch Trials to Tourism Trails

Less than an hour drive from Boston, the town of Salem offers its visitors an interesting slice of history, mixing gender politics with mysterious tales – the infamous 300 years old Witch Trials. Among the most studied events in Colonial ...
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Women to Women: from Boston Marriages to Girlfriend Getaways and Golden Girls

At home, in the office, or on the road, women created various ways of forming structural bonds with each other.
The context and the motivation can vary, but in most cases, the result is the same: empowerment.
Here’s a brief ...
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A Tale of a Pretty Little Cake – The Many Flavors of Cupcakes

The Sweet and Sour Pink Ghetto In the traditional household, the woman is assigned to the kitchen, while the man is the one who goes out into the public and engages with matters of social importance. While various women’s liberation ...
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The Many Mothers of Mother’s Day

The history of Mother’s Day holiday in the US is based on a collection of individual efforts across the country, delivered by several mothers (and one father), originating in active citizenship and becoming a commercial sales promoter. Mother’s Day at ...
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Church Choir Singers Jump beyond Gender Inequality to Stardom

One of the most fascinating stories of the US music industry is the growth of Gospel – a genre which became a vehicle for feminism, merging the religious and the secular, the commercial and the political, and serving as a ...
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From Woolf to Wall Street: Paving The Way to Women’s Participation in Financial Leadership

“Woman must have a purse of her own” wrote in her diary Susan B. Anthony in 1853. At the time of writing those words, married women were not allowed to own properties or assets, and the famous suffrage leader reflected ...
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Celebrating International Women’s Day

As much as it is tempting to point out to the one person who “invented” Women’s Day, history shows that this initiative has many founding mothers. What is globally known today as International Women’s Day began as an extension of ...
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The Power of Women Blooms Behind WDC Cherry Blossom

Spring is known to be the best season to visit Washington D.C. Besides the nice weather, the iconic buildings associated with the capital city, the natural wonder of the bloom of the Cherry Blossom trees became a landmark for locals ...
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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 – ...
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