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The Equal Pay Act is 50 years old – so why are women still not being paid fairly?

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The tragic reality of Christine Keeler’s involvement in the Profumo affair

She was embroiled in one of the UK’s most infamous sex scandals when she was just 19 years old, and she spent the rest of her life in its shadow.

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Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok
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How the bloodthirsty Valkyries of Norse mythology became a pop culture phenomenon

From creatures of carnage to noble shieldmaidens, the Valkyries have captured the imagination for centuries.

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This clever tool will help you find your suffragette ancestors

Are you related to a famous suffragette? Find out here...

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Kayleigh Dray
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The fascinating legacy of male impersonators, the gender rebels that history forgot

From Victorian music halls to American vaudeville, male impersonation was a woman's world.

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TI’s daughter has responded to his comments, reminding us why the hymen is still a feminist issue

Deyjah Harris has made her feelings about her father's remarks clear.

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“How my parents’ bravery, love and strength got us through the Windrush scandal”

What was it really like growing up with parents from the Windrush generation? One writer shares her story.

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Jenny McCall
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Peaky Blinders: The real story behind Jessie Eden and her fight for women’s rights

Did you know the character is based on a real person?

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Hollie Richardson
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Viola Davis just shared why she’s “a little scared” to play Michelle Obama, and it’s so relatable

Get ready for the series of your dreams.

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Lauren Geall
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Renia’s Diary: A Young Girl’s Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust
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This Polish teenager was murdered by the Nazis. Now, her diary is being published for the first time

And its journey to publication is a truly incredible one.

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Lauren Geall
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Why late fashion designer Isabel Toledo meant so much to Michelle Obama

Obama has paid tribute to Toledo, saying her work will be remembered "for all of history"

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Megan Murray
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This medieval “Vagina Monologue” poem shows the enduring power of female sexuality

700 years before The Vagina Monologues came The Rose Thorn

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Christobel Hastings
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London’s iconic Feminist Library is set to move into its new home

The library, which is host to a large archive of feminist literature, will move into its new home later this summer

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At long last, the first sculpture of 1920s female football star Lily Parr is unveiled

Moulding the future.

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Christobel Hastings
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A lesson on how to trend on Twitter for no reason at all, by Catherine of Aragon

“Is she up for Tory leadership? Has she joined the cast of Love Island 2019? WE MUST KNOW.”

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Hollie Richardson
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Six the Musical
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This is why you need to catch Six the Musical before it leaves

What you need to know about the feminist retelling of history

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Hollie Richardson
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The unbelievable true story behind Victoria’s most heartbreaking episode

These moments were based on real events and real people.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
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The women killed by Jack the Ripper are finally having their stories told

A new book, opera and TV series explore the lives of the serial killer’s victims. It’s a welcome break from our culture’s obsession with male murderers

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Moya Crockett
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Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act.
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This nun faked her own death to pursue a life of ‘carnal lust’

Joan of Leeds created a dummy to fool her sisters

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Sarah Shaffi
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10 queer female icons we should remember this LGBT History Month

From Audre Lorde to Marsha P Johnson, these women owned their identities in the face of discrimination.

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4 historic French feminist sites you can visit in real life

Better than your old school trips

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