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How do you reclaim a symbol of patriarchal oppression for women's empowerment? The 2007 movie Teeth attempts to do just this with the folklore motif of the vagina dentata, or tooth...

What is the oldest medical diagnosis in history? It's hysteria, the condition attributed to women's wombs wandering around their bodies causing trouble. Come explore the 4000-year ...

It's a mystery: in Leonardo Da Vinci anatomical study of the female sexual organs, there is no hint whatsoever of the clitoris. Did Da Vinci really not know about the clit? Or did ...

She was a jazz dancer, but also a spy? That's right. During WWII, Josephine Baker joined the French Resistance. Find out all about it in this episode from the podcast Spy Stories. ...

Was swing the original punk scene? The swing kids of Nazi Germany might make you wonder. They were rebellious, hip, and libertine, and gave the middle finger to fascism. Don't forg...

Was jazz worse than Marilyn Manson? It's panic at the disco this week, as we explore how parents of Interwar Germany and beyond fretted over this African American-rooted music, whi...

Why of all things were the Nazis terrified of the flapper girl? Find out how fear of die neue Frau or the "New Woman" led Nazis to construct their ideal woman as her opposite, and ...

A shockingly high number of clay tablet receipts for certain transactions bear the names of religious women living outside the patriarchal system. Was the naditum the lady tycoon o...

Boys don't cry, right? But the gala of Ancient Sumer did. In fact, they used a special dialect reserved for women to present as females when they sang lamentations in the temple. C...

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