When American Women's Dreams of Equality Carried Them to Russia

When American Women's Dreams of Equality Carried Them to Russia

By Linda Levitt

By uncovering lost stories of women living abroad, Julia Mickenberg revives rich histories of adventure. 21 Jul 2017 // 8:30 AM

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White Sea: Tropical Odds

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'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

// Channel Surfing

"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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