Instead of retreating to their parlors and bemoaning their plight, women in Territorial Kansas advocated for themselves and their families in the face of loss.
Agrarian Women and the Welfare State Sommestad, Lena, translator Grey Osterud. Agrarian Women, the Gender of Dairy Work, and the Two-Breadwinner Model in the Swedish Welfare State. New York and London: Routledge, 2019. Review by Sally McMurry, Professor Emerita of History, Penn State University The point of this book is to demonstrate the “significance of … Continue reading Agrarian Women and the Welfare State
In Missouri, rural women themselves played an important role in the suffrage movement.
Pike exemplifies the underexplored activism of Black rural Arkansas women.
The clothing sold through these [Etsy] shops sometimes seem to question, but in the end powerfully reinforces, dominant ideas about femininity.
Civic responsibility combined with wartime nativist hysteria to give midwestern women the right to vote.
Recent website posts highlighting the experiences of rural women.
How can Gender Studies majors learn about transgender history, rights, and activism beyond the college classroom? How can students apply their knowledge of feminist theory and methods to practical problems? What does being an ally and an activist look like? These are the questions we are asking and answering in creating a Transgender Studies internship program...
Laura Ingalls Wilder ... began a long career as an ardent advocate for farm women, their families, and farming as a way of life and a calling.
Panel related to rural women at the 2017 Big Berks conference.