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Althea Dotzour

Women are constantly criticized for how they sound. Their voices are shrill, harsh, grating. The list goes on. Veronica Rueckert has a new book out on the phenomenon. Read more

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Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin made history 100 years ago, becoming the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment, which gave women voting rights. But Wisconsin is less progressive than your teachers told you — and still has a long way to go to reach gender equality. Read more

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Meet some of the Wisconsin women who fought for women’s right to vote: Mathilde Anneke, Dr. Laura Ross Wolcott, Lila Peckham, Emma Brown, the Rev. Olympia Brown, Theodora Youmans, and Ada James. Read more

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Justin Sprecher

Hundreds rally at state Capitol, take time from work and school for Madison’s “Day Without a Woman” demonstration. Read more


The Women’s March in Washington brought out a half-million protesters. Nearly 100,000 turned out for a similar march in Madison. These protests might soothe the liberal soul, but they don’t help expand the base. Read more

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Carolyn Fath

Almost 100,000 took to the streets in Madison the day after Trump’s inaugural. But local conservatives don’t see what all the fuss is about. Read more

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Theresa Scarbrough

They streamed in from all over the nation to make sure their voices were heard on the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency. Catherine Capellaro reports from an exhausting and exhilarating bus trip to the Women’s March on Washington. Read more



Lauren Justice

There were pink pussy hats as far as the eye could see in Madison on Saturday afternoon. Read more

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Carissa Dixon (Brenda DeVita)

Less than a quarter of plays produced in the United States are written by women, but in Madison, the landscape is different. Meet 10 women at the helm of theater companies in Madison. Read more

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Women remain a minority in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. The UW-Madison’s WISE Hall gives women studying these fields a space of their own. Read more



James Gill

​Madison may be a boomtown for tech and science industries. But women remain a minority in these fields. Read more