Why do women experience far more harassment on a bike than men?

The American civil rights leader Susan B Anthony wrote in 1896 that the bicycle “has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world”. S(...)

Two wheels good: Cycling is healthier, cheaper, better for the environment, and can still get you to work on time.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cars and bikes – or at least those who propel them – seem to be forever at war. Motorists are always giving about cyclists, who they believe have a de(...)

An attendee holds up a sign in support of  Donald Trump during an election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on Tuesday in New York City. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

From early on Tuesday morning, women queued in Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York. The line led to the grave of suffragette Susan B Anthony, w(...)

With the explosion of fitness for women has come a new preoccupation with our bodies : the quest for muscle – also known as “ fitspo”.

Being a female Olympian must be a confusing experience. You win a gold medal, you wow the world with your athleticism and sporting talent, you make h(...)

A US Library of Congress image of Harriet Tubman, shown between 1860 and 1875.

Move over, Andrew Jackson. Abolitionist and women’s rights crusader Harriet Tubman will replace the former US president on the front of the new $20 bi(...)

Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman. File photograph: Library of Congress via Reuters

Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will become the first black American to be featured on the face of US paper currency when she replaces former pre(...)

The US treasury department, with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), expects to unveil the new US$10 note in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

For the first time in more than a century, US paper currency will feature the face of a woman. Treasury secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday a newly r(...)