It’s shocking the stories about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment, abuse and rape. Sadly, it’s not unprecedented in history. Even Wikipedia has a page called “List of Rape Victims from Ancient History and Mythology.” Zeus, the king of the Ancient Greek gods, makes the list 3 times. He was the Harvey Weinstein of Ancient Greece. One […]
How many inventions by women can you think of? I asked myself this question and came up with less than five. That’s a pretty poor performance on my part, even though I’ve been blogging about strong women and their accomplishments for almost two years. Why is it so hard? It’s not because women haven’t invented […]
Carol Kaye is considered by many to be the greatest bassist in the world. You haven’t heard of her? Neither had I, until my ukulele-playing husband was nosing around YouTube and found Kaye teaching Gene Simmons of Kiss a lesson. Here’s a news story about her: You may not have know about her, but you HAVE […]
Want to help me craft the back cover copy of my new novel Marc Antony’s Best Wife coming out this fall? I’ve tested it on my writers’ group and a marketing expert. Can you make it even better? Here it is: Fulvia, the wife of pleasure-loving Marc Antony, knows that whoever controls Rome controls the […]
Queen Elizabeth II is a strong woman. At 91 years old, she’s kept the same job she’s had for 65 years. Her son, Prince Charles, is 68 years old. He has long given up the idea that he’ll get the throne. Her husband, Prince Philip, is 96 years old, and he announced this year that […]
Words like “kiddo” and “nag” sneak into our language, but if we take a step back, we realize we would never call a man those words. Queen Hatshepsut was in a traditionally male role in Ancient Egypt, and they had to develop a new word for being a woman in charge. […]
I’m off to San Francisco to work with a blogging client. I’ll also do some vacationing and check out bookstores. See you in about two weeks!
Singer Sophie Tucker, known as “The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas,” perseverance because she had to. In the beginning, she had little else. […]