02/19 – The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique, a book that was considered "unpublishable" because "no one cares about feminism". (Abebooks) On this day in 1963, The Feminine Mystique was published in the United States. Written by activist Betty Friedan, the book criticised the concept of the "happy housewife" and the idea that women find ultimate fulfillment in childbirth, cooking,…

02/12 – The Lahore Protests for Gender Equality

Women protesting in Lahore during the 1980s. (Pinterest) On this day in 1983, 100 women gathered in Lahore, Pakistan, to protest the Qanun-e-Shahadat (or Law of Evidence). Proposed by Pakistani dictator Zia-ul-Haq, the bill held that, in civil court, a man's word counted for twice as much as a woman's. Naturally, the Law of Evidence…