Moving Beyond the Monochrome of “The Future is Female”

By Emilyn Kowaleski Emilyn is a first year graduate student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. If you attended the Women’s March last weekend, you likely saw protestors sporting T-shirts reading “The Future is Female.” Well, maybe they were hidden in the frigid January temperatures, but you’ve seen them – they’ve been everywhere these past few years. The T-shirt came back into … Continue reading Moving Beyond the Monochrome of “The Future is Female”

Wonder Woman and the Importance of Female Comic Book Characters

By Katie Swartwood Katie is a second year student in the Women’s History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College.   Since her creation in 1941, Wonder Woman, also known as Diana Prince, has become one of the most pervasive female comic book characters of all time. She’s been an inspiration for generations of women. This can be specifically traced to how the creator, William Moulton Marston, … Continue reading Wonder Woman and the Importance of Female Comic Book Characters

Creating a Creature: Millicent Patrick and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

By Marian Phillips Marian is a first year student in the Women’s History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College. On March 5, 1954, Universal International Pictures released the groundbreaking Science Fiction film Creature from the Black Lagoon across the United States. The film details a scientific exploration of the Amazon River when the discovery of the prehistoric fossils of the “Gill-Man” are found in the … Continue reading Creating a Creature: Millicent Patrick and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)