Seven of Literature’s Best Female Characters

Dorothea Brooke Dorothea is a character that readers tend to feel strongly about. She grates on some (most likely because she is stubborn, a religious fanatic, and quite a prude) but there exist plenty others who adore her. This is a sign that George Eliot did something right when she created Dorothea. The star of

The Rise of Women in American Politics

Women in the United States gained the right to vote in 1920—after more than six decades of demonstrations, letter-writing campaigns and appeals to Congress by educated, upper-class women who demanded a voice and roles in politics. Since then, progress for American women in politics has been equally slow. Women have gained behind-the-scenes influence in groups