Exhibition Review: Women Doing Men’s Jobs

During World War One, there were countless stories of badass women who defied norms and contributed to the war effort in incredible ways. Mary Boden set up and funded a mobile hospital unit on the Western Front that nursed soldiers wounded in Ypres and Somme, serving...

Herring girls

Herring girls (or herring lasses) were groups of women who would travel the east coast of the United Kingdom from as far north as Aberdeen to as far south as Great Yarmouth, following herring as they migrated throughout the year. Herring, sometimes called ‘silver...

A Record Number of Rosies

Rosie the Riveter is an iconic image from World War II. Her “can do” attitude helped thousands of women to join the workforce during the war and paved the way for working women even after the war ended. You may not realize it, but there are still Rosies...

A Girl in the Industrial Revolution

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Great Britain underwent a major social chance as new manufacturing processes (such as steam and water power and the development of machine tools) began to replace hand production methods. Almost every aspect of daily life was...

Women at Work

Proto-feminist: The artifacts found in the grave of this woman in Austria are the first indication that women did such work thousands of years ago. Photo: AP...

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