How Have Women’s Protests Changed History? | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

How Have Women’s Protests Changed History?

There are few forces of nature more formidable than a group of women fed up with the status quo. From the French Revolution—which was sparked in part by a 7,000-woman march from Paris to Versailles—to Black Lives Matter—which was founded by three women—some of the most important protest movements in global history have been women-led. In addition to organizing many …

Are We Living in a World Ray Bradbury Tried to Prevent? | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Are We Living in a World Ray Bradbury Tried to Prevent?

Imagine a society where truth and knowledge have no value, people are glued to their screens, and world war feels imminent. Or think of a place enraptured by the seductive promises of a carnival-hawker con man. Sound familiar? The first, of course, is the dystopia of Fahrenheit 451, the story of a firefighter charged with burning books in order to …

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Why Don’t Women’s Votes Put More Women in Power?

Since 1964, more women than men have voted in every United States presidential election. Yet we still don’t have a woman president or vice president; California, one of the first states to give women the right to vote, is one of 20 states that still hasn’t had a female governor, and Los Angeles has never had a female mayor. Why …