Set in a Bathroom: “Purity,’’ Race, Gender, and Sexual Prejudice in Bathrooms from 1887 to Today

By Emilyn Kowaleski Emilyn is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. The distressed eyes of a young white woman pierce through the camera lens and into the hearts of thousands of North Carolinians. “It’s about privacy. It’s about safety,” she assures them. It is 2016. They are watching an advertisement generated by The Institute of Faith and … Continue reading Set in a Bathroom: “Purity,’’ Race, Gender, and Sexual Prejudice in Bathrooms from 1887 to Today

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”