A Response to Everyone Who Asks me “Why Women’s and Gender History?”

By Madison Filzer Oftentimes I’m bombarded with the question, “Why would you get a master’s degree in Women’s And Gender History?” As if the work of Women and Gender Historians is insignificant and unnecessary with little to no place in a world outside of academia. This question suggests that I have done something wrong by choosing this path rather than attending law school straight out … Continue reading A Response to Everyone Who Asks me “Why Women’s and Gender History?”

It’s Just NOT that Easy…

By Madison Filzer Madison is a second year Master’s Candidate in the Women’s History program at Sarah Lawrence College. Her research interests include Civil Rights activism in Cleveland, Ohio, and Black women’s activism in the United States. When someone tells us they are experiencing domestic violence or any type of abuse for that matter, many people are quick to ask the question, “Well, why don’t … Continue reading It’s Just NOT that Easy…

Hispanic Heritage and Making America Great

By Madison Filzer Madison is a second year Master’s Candidate in the Women’s History program at Sarah Lawrence College. Her research interests include Civil Rights activism in Cleveland, Ohio and Black women’s activism in the United States. Let me take you back to 1942, only a few years after the Great Depression, in the midst of World War II. In many ways, the United States … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage and Making America Great