Historian and activist Gerda Lerner can be credited with making women’s and gender history a recognised research subject. Lerner said, when she started working on women’s history in the 1960’s, the field did not exist. It was not a recognised area of research, and according to Lerner, people didn’t think women had a history worth knowing. Her professors thought she was wasting her talents pursuing an exotic specialty. ‘Men develop ideas and systems of explanation by absorbing past knowledge and critiquing and superseding it. Women,…Continue Reading “History’s Rebel Girls – Gerda Lerner”