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Feminism

What's a 'Stepford Wife'? The Anti-Feminist Stereotype ...

February 12, 2021

Even if you've never seen The Stepford Wives, the dark 1975 film sci-fi/horror film where wealthy suburban men turn their partners into subservient robots, y...

Diane von Furstenberg's Wrap Dress: '70s Disco-Ready Fe...

December 31, 2020

The wrap dress created by Diane von Furstenberg is arguably the most important women's clothing item of the '70s and it remains fashionable today. It's simpl...

'I Am Woman' By Helen Reddy Brought Feminism To The Pop...

December 9, 2020

Helen Reddy in 'Midnight Special' in January 1973. Photo by: Paul W. Bailey/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank With six words -- "I am woman, hear me roar" -- Australian sin...

Gloria Steinem Got Her Start As An Undercover Playboy B...

September 30, 2020

Gloria Steinem on the job as a Playboy Bunny. Source: Getty Images / Bettmann / Contributor In 1963, Gloria Steinem's expose "A Bunny's Tale," was published i...

Barbie: Doll Of Empowerment, Or Oppression? Biography A...

June 26, 2020

Barbie dolls dressed in a variety of costumes are part of the huge inventory at KittyÕs Collectables in Laguna Beach. Owner Kitty Stuart is one of the largest v...

Alan Alda, Feminist: M*A*S*H Star Was The Sensitive '70...

October 8, 2019

Alan Alda at press conference for their television series MASH. Photo by Ann Clifford/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images In the '70s, there was ...

15 WTF Maidenform Bra Ads And What They Mean

October 7, 2019

The conical jut of Maidenform bras may no longer be in style, but the Maidenform bra ad will always be iconic. "I dreamed I _____ in my Maidenform bra" was the template of...

The Struggle Of All-Girl Rock Groups Of The '60s

February 5, 2018

Photo of SHANGRI-LASUNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: SHANGRI-LAS performing in the street (Photo by Roberta Bayley/Redferns) Often, as Americans, we take the simple things f...

Top 100 Female Singers Of The '50s, '60s, And '70s

January 30, 2018

Circa 1955: American singer and actor Rosemary Clooney (1928 - 2002) sings and dances in a ballroom or on a stage, accompanied by a pianist and a band. (Photo by Hulton...

Burn That Bra!

October 5, 2017

During the 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement was in full force in the United States. Unless you were living under a rock somewhere, it was hard not to be exposed to the issues surrounding the need for ...

Girl Groups Of The '60s: Pre-Beatles Queens Of The Pop ...

October 4, 2017

Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes, circa 1964. (Photo by Gilles Petard/Redferns) Girl groups of the 1960s were responsible for some of the catchiest hits of the ...

How The Mini Skirt Shook Up 1960s Style

November 29, 2016

Left: Raquel Welch dances on stage with a group of soldiers during a Bob Hope USO show at Da Nang, Vietnam. Right: Poster for the 1968 movie 'The Mini-Skirt Mob.' Source: Getty/Be...