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

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

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

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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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People

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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Visible Women

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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Moya Crockett and Sarah Shaffi
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Moya Crockett
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The most soothing podcasts to listen to when you can’t sleep

From ancient myths and legends to modern Hollywood mysteries

Travel

4 historic French feminist sites you can visit in real life

Better than your old school trips

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Visible Women

The story of the suffragist who inspired this year’s Women’s March on London

Born in Poland in 1882, Rose Schneiderman is credited with coining the phrase ‘Bread and Roses’.

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Moya Crockett
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Beauty

The true story of Jessie Knight, Britain’s first professional female tattooist

Knight’s gender made her an outsider in the tattoo industry, and her career made her an outsider in a world that saw tattoos as transgressive.

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Alice Snape
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People

My feminist icon: Caitlin Moran reveals why Mary Shelley inspires her the most

“She wrote a book that invented an entirely new genre – sci-fi”

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Caitlin Moran
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Christmas

This is the amazing story behind our love of Christmas cards

The UK invented the Christmas card – here's how

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Moya Lothian-McLean
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People

My feminist icon: Deborah Frances-White reveals why Emilia Lanier inspires her the most

“Drink to Emilia and her iconic audacity, wit and triumph over every patriarchal adversity”

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Deborah Frances-White
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Susan Devaney
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Why you need to know about Edith Cavell’s remarkable life

It would’ve been her 153rd birthday, and she’s today's Google’s Doodle.

Visible Women

The incredible true story of the captured poet who wrote her way to freedom

Remembering Phyllis Wheatley, the first well-known black female poet in the western world and the first African-American to publish a book

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Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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Visible Women

Who was Constance Markievicz, the first female MP?

A portrait of the suffragette and Irish revolutionary has just been gifted to the UK parliament. Here’s why she was so important.

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Moya Crockett
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Visible Women

10 woman politicians who came ‘first’, from Nancy Astor to Diane Abbott

On the centenary of women being able to stand for parliament, we look back at a timeline of ‘firsts’ for women in politics.

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Hannah-Rose Yee and Moya Crockett
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Visible Women

The true story of the WWI footballer and lesbian icon who scored 1,000 goals

Lily Parr was one of many women to play professional football during WWI and the greatest player of her era.

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Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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Visible Women

How women’s football emerged from the munitions factories of WWI

Read the untold story of the women who stepped into the mens’ shoes in the factories and on the football pitch, too.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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People

“How it really feels to reenact the death of my own relatives every Bonfire Night”

"What my family did was wrong," says Hazel Southam. "But the Gunpowder Plot failed. They paid with their lives... and the futures of their families."

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Hazel Southam
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Moya Crockett
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How to nominate an inspiring woman from history for her own blue plaque

Just 14% of London’s blue plaques celebrate women – but you could change that.

High jumper Alice Coachman was the first black woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1948.
Visible Women

The incredible true story of the first black woman to win gold at the Olympics

Alice Coachman made history at the 1948 Olympic Games – but her hometown’s white mayor still refused to shake her hand.

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Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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