A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news
- Abortion in 18th-century Britain.
- How leeches made their comeback.
- It’s time to exonerate Ethel Rosenberg.
- The Singapore genital panic of the 1960s.
- The unsung woman artist behind your tarot cards.
- The extraordinary life of a Revolutionary War nurse.
- Why black Americans are not nostalgic for Route 66.
- Want to see how Victorian-era condoms were made?
- How a 12-year-old Detroit girl became a Civil Rights icon.
- How a magician preserved the ephemera of Victorian entertainment.
- Chinese-American history finds a permanent home in San Francisco.
- Depo-Provera, South Africa, and the British anti-apartheid movement.
- Insanity, medicine, and the law: The case of President Garfield’s assassin.
- Meet the woman who taught rural women to kick canning and start freezing.
- Male, mad, and muddleheaded: the portrayal of academics in children’s books.
Another link for this week:
Why would female ejaculation be a banned topic do you think?