Wall Street Journal: Presidential Hush Money, Circa 1920

Wall Street Journal: Presidential Hush Money, Circa 1920

Warren G. Harding got elected partly by women exercising voting rights for the first time. They didn’t know about the affair that his party paid to cover up – or about his second mistress. by Elaine Weiss Published in The Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2018 The...
The Daily Beast: The Radical Roots of Mother’s Day

The Daily Beast: The Radical Roots of Mother’s Day

Julia Ward Howe saw it as a day celebrating pacifism, and it later became a battleground where suffragists and anti-suffragists waged war over the proper role of mothers. by Elaine Weiss Published in The Daily Beast, May, 12, 2018 Photo illustration by Elizabeth...
The Raiment of Resistance in Lenny Letter

The Raiment of Resistance in Lenny Letter

By Elaine Weiss, published March 13, 2018 on lennyletter.com, illustration by Lisa Case. If women were going to be judged by their appearance — which they were then, just as they are now — then the suffragists wanted to shape their own image. Fashion statements can be...
New York Times Op-Ed: Women, Booze and the Vote

New York Times Op-Ed: Women, Booze and the Vote

New York Times Opinion by Elaine Weiss March 5, 2018 Jane Walker will take over her brother Johnny’s whiskey label this month — in honor of Women’s History Month, we’re told — a temporary rebranding that’s fueling comic riffs by Stephen Colbert and other cynical...