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Remembering Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology

J. Marion Sims is remembered as the father of modern gynecology. Forgotten are the mothers—the enslaved women whose bodies were sacrificed for the advancement of his research.

from BuzzFeed Community

Community Post: 25 Historical Images That Normalize Breastfeeding

25 Historical Images That Normalize Breastfeeding - (In my breastfeeding groups I talk about the cultural shift we've had regarding breastfeeding in public. These are some fantastic photos from past years when it was normal to breastfeed in public.)

from Book Snob

Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier by Joanna Stratton

Pioneer women... These pioneer women and wives were the equals of their husbands, and enabled their family’s survival. Needing courage, resourcefulness, intelligence and stamina, these women were remarkable for their strength, faith and tenacity.

from The Huffington Post

The History Of 'Comfort Women': A WWII Tragedy We Can't Forget

The phrase "comfort women" is a controversial term that refers to approximately 200,000 women who were recruited as prostitutes by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

Members of the first Women’s Battalion of Death - they sacrificed their hair in an accepted act to reduce sexual encounters with male battalions and to give them equality. Russia c. 1914