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Women in History - Recommendations

Women In History: Our Recommendations

Recommended sites, content, audio, video and social media that highlight the crucial and often under-represented role of women in history...


Inspirational Websites & Content

Herstory logo
HERSTORY
Herstory is a cultural movement that tells the life stories of historical, mythic and contemporary women
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Amazing Women In History
Blog with the amazing stories of women most people have never heard of before
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Women's History Network
National association and charity for the promotion of women’s history and the encouragement of women and men interested in women’s history
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For most of history anonymous was a woman

Virginia Wolf


Recommended Videos & Movies

Feminist : What were they thinking?
Look into the women's movement of the 1970s through the collection of feminist portraits captured by photographer Cynthia MacAdams. 40 years later we look at the culture then and now.
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Top 10 Badass Rebel Women in History
Rules are meant to be broken! For this list Ms Mojo looks at women who defied convention and rebelled against the norms of their times, often helping to bring about social change in the process
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A Brief History of Women's Rights
Illustrated brief explanation of women's right
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She is beautiful when She is angry
She's Beautiful When She's Angry paints a passionate picture of the history of the women's movement and its leaders, focusing on 1966 to 1971
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The Testimony
The testimony chronicles the largest rape trial in Congo's history, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the lives of its women and the unshakable strength of the human spirit
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Mercury 13
If we're going to send a human being to space, we should send the one most qualified." Mercury 13 tells the remarkable true story of the women who fought for their place in the stars
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Good Girl Revolt
In 1969, while a cultural revolution swept through the free world, there was still one place that refused to change with the times: newsrooms. Good Girls Revolt follows a group of young female researchers at "News of the Week," who ask to be treated fairly.
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A bite-sized guide to First Wave Feminism | all about women 2018
Easy and cool video about the first wave feminism. Votes. Property. Money
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A bite-sized guide to Second Wave Feminism | all about women 2018
Easy and cool video about the second wave feminism. Equality. Careers. Sex
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A bite-sized guide to Third Wave Feminism | all about women 2018
Easy and cool video about the third wave feminism. Power. Identity. Intersectionality
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Feminine Beauty: A social construct? (Simone de beauvoir)
Simone de Beauvoir: Resistance to male stereotypes of beauty can mean greater equality.
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Mary Wollstonecraft, Writer and Philosopher | Biography (Mary Wollstonecraft)
Jacqui Rossi talks about English writer Mary Wollstonecraft's life, works, and progressive thoughts on educating young women.
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Sojourner Truth - Abolitionist and Feminist | Biography
African American abolitionist and women's right activist best known for her speech on racial inequalities "ain't I a woman"
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Emmeline Pankhurst and The Suffragettes | BBC Teach Compilation
Sally Lindsay takes a rare look at the personal loves, losses and political passions that transformed Emmeline Pankhurst from a working mum from Manchester into a militant activist.
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Top 10 Firsts For Women In History
Top 10 first women in history
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Hidden Figures
The Human Computer Project. Recovering the legacy of all of NASA's pioneering human computers and female mathematicians.
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Suffragette
 British historical period drama film about women's suffrage in the United Kingdom.
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Frida
 American biographical drama film directed by Julie Taymor. It depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo
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North Country
Inspired by the life of a real person, Lois Jenson, who filed the first class action lawsuit for sexual harassment in American history.
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Clara Campoamor la mujer olvidada
The fight of Clara Campoamor, the woman who got the women´s right to vote in Spain
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Iron Jawed Angels
The movie Iron Jawed Angels is about a woman named Alice Paul, who strongly believed that women should receive the right to vote. Along with her friend, Lucy Burns and other women, they fought for women's rights and the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
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The Help
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
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Erin Brokovich
A film about the true story of an unemployed single mother who becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.
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Recommended Podcasts

The #herstoryproject
Podcast exploring the forgotten women in history
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The History Chicks
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
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Badass Women In History
The girls bring two badass women that they think deserve some recognition and tell their story as well as talk about current events and feminism
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The Other Half
The Other Half tells the forgotten and ignored stories of the most powerful and influential women in history
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Rosa Parks

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Curated lists of where to get your best feminist fix on Social Media. If you've any suggestions of must haves for this new Social Media section or indeed any of the other sections on this page, don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll do our best to get them reviewed and added.

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I think every woman in our culture is a feminist. They may refuse to articulate it, but if you were to take any woman back 40 years and say 'is this the world you want to live in?' they would say 'no'

Helen Mirren

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