28 Badass Women Born in May

Past and present movers, shakers and women's history makers born in May.

The Only Two Women on American Banknotes...So Far

When she replaces Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Harriet Tubman will become just the third woman on U.S. paper currency. Who were the two greenback gals who preceded her?

Who's the Queen of Comics? (Hint: Not Wonder Woman)

Nicknamed the "Queen of Comics" during her succesful comic career in the early 20th century, Brinkley kept herself busy away from the drawing table as well. "Incidentally, Brinkley was also a roving reporter, covering murder trials and World War I, as well as promoting working women and the suffrage movement." Brinkley biographer Trina Robbins also describes the illustrator as "a chronicler, a feminist, a blood-and-thunder storyteller."

Menstrual Cups Are a Lady Scientist's Best Friend

Emilie Graslie, host of The Brain Scoop, has made a terrific video that combines two of our favorite subjects here at Stuff Mom Never Told You: periods and women in science.

NFL Cheerleaders Earn Less Than Fast Food Workers

On the eve of the 2016 Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, paltry pay for NFL cheerleaders remains an ongoing issue.

Stuff Mom Never Told You about C-Sections

Past Stuff Mom Never Told You guest and Longest Shortest Time podcast host Hillary Frank tasked us with a mission: find out why we care so much about c-sections and why that guilt persists. And, oh baby, did we learn a lot.

9 African-American Suffragists You Should Know

The 1902 publication of the "History of Woman Suffrage," co-authored by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslin Gage was a milestone in first-wave feminism, as it was the product of a massive effort to document women's continuing march toward equality and has since been a go-to source on American suffrage. However, many of the black women leaders who also rallied alongside white women for abolition, temperance and the right to vote were overshadowed or erased completely from the history book. In fact, Sojourner Truth the only African-American mentioned. The true history of the quest for the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, ratified in 1920, is incomplete without understanding the intersection of race and gender at the time in post-Civil War, Reconstruction-era America. After the passage of the 15th Amendment that gave black men voting rights, the mainstream suffrage movement underwent a devastating splintering in which many white suffrage leaders, including Susan B. Anthony, largely turned their backs on the enfranchisement of black women for fear of racial politics detracting from their gender-focused initiatives. Though by no means a comprehensive round-up of all the fearless, pioneering African-American women of the 19th and early 20th century who agitated for women's rights while simultaneously seeking to uplift black communities across the United States, the following nine women are a snapshot of incredible lives often overlooked in superficial histories of turn-of-the-century feminism.

95% of Women Don't Regret Their Abortions & the Reason Is Simpler Than You'd Think.

A new PLOS One study finds 95 percent of women who have abortions don't regret their reproductive decisions. The reason why is simpler than you'd think.

New York Times' First (and Feminist) Female Reporter

After less than three years on the job, The New York Times' first female executive editor, Jill Abramson, Many reporters At the very least, Abramson is in good company of women trailblazers at The New York Times who've ruffled feathers due to their B ...

31 Badass Women Born in January

Movers, shakers, and women's history makers born in January.