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A Brief History of Romantic Friendship
A Brief History of Romantic Friendship

“Smashes,” “crushes,” “spoons,” and other curious nineteenth-century relationship varieties.

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The Story of a Man Who Wanted to Do Housework: A Proto-Feminist Children’s Book from 1935
The Story of a Man Who Wanted to Do Housework: A Proto-Feminist Children’s Book from 1935

A visionary fable about equality delivered through a comic Rube Goldberg machine of domestic disaster.

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Anaïs Nin on Abortion and Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Prescient Lament from 1940
Anaïs Nin on Abortion and Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Prescient Lament from 1940

“Motherhood is a vocation like any other. It should be freely chosen, not imposed upon woman.”

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Margaret Mead on Female vs. Male Creativity, the “Bossy” Problem, Equality in Parenting, and Why Women Make Better Scientists
Margaret Mead on Female vs. Male Creativity, the “Bossy” Problem, Equality in Parenting, and Why Women Make Better Scientists

“In the long run it is the complex interplay of different capacities, feminine and masculine, that protects the humanity of human beings.”

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Shonda Rhimes on Dreaming vs. Doing, the Tradeoffs of Success, and the Blinders of Entitlement
Shonda Rhimes on Dreaming vs. Doing, the Tradeoffs of Success, and the Blinders of Entitlement

“You want to be a writer? A writer is someone who writes every day — so start writing.”

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The Oppressed Majority: A Poignant French Short Film about a World in Which Men Are Subject to Sexism
The Oppressed Majority: A Poignant French Short Film about a World in Which Men Are Subject to Sexism

A tragicomic day in the life of a man who struggles for equality in a mirror-image society dominated by women.

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