Women have a long history of supporting religion — mostly to their detriment
Born in northeast Lincolnshire, England, in 1521, Protestant martyr Anne Askew has been referred to as a “proto-feminist” (Gilbert & Gubar). I was thinking about her when writing a recent article about medieval mystics — “The Happy…
Two medieval mystics
In many ways they were opposites. One was a nun and a “religious recluse” who confined herself to a cell and the Church while the other was an “eccentric preacher”* who boldly left her husband and set out on pilgrimages that took her to Italy, Jerusalem, and…
If you don’t know about historian Gerda Lerner and the impact she had on women’s history, pull up a chair. March is Women’s History Month, and we need to be talking about this woman. Seriously.
In the words of historian Robert Tracy McKenzie,
“Despite the growing mountain of evidence to the contrary, the majority of Americans are convinced that the serious study of the liberal arts is a waste of time and money, or at least a luxury that we can’t afford.”
Edinburgh. It was a decades-long dream for this American to be there. And there I was, about halfway between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse on the Royal Mile.
The friend I was traveling with and I had just parted ways for the afternoon. She had other interests…
Are you excited that travel options are opening up again? If you’re like me, you can’t wait to indulge that wanderlust!
As I make my travel plans for the summer, the inevitable question comes up: What to take?
Looking back at my travel experiences over recent years — Victoria, Canada…
…walk up to a bar (but not the kind you think….)
When United States Air Force officer Lt. Frontiero applied for dependent spouse benefits, the Air Force refused her.
Why? After all, spouses routinely received such benefits. How were the Frontieros any different?
Well, it was the early 1970s. Lt…
I recently wrote about historian Gerda Lerner’s contributions to women’s history and the debt all historians owe her, followed by an article about Anna Julia Cooper and other pioneering Black women historians.