Central Park has 22 statues of historical people…[…]
The mysterious disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart has always fascinated us. She was bold and brave, a risk taker. The first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. And on July 2, 1937, she boarded her plane with navigator Fred Noonan, intending to fly around the globe. She was never seen again. […]
Keep at it. That’s the lesson from Louisa May Alcott. At one time, she was earning the equivalent of $2 million dollars per year from Little Women. But it wasn’t always like that.[…]
I admit it. I’ve always wanted to be a Princess. No, not the Walt Disney kind, where I’m waiting around for Prince Charming to show up. I want to be the kind that can jump on a horse, slay a dragon by noon, and be back in the castle by 5:00 to be served a […]
I haven’t seen the new Star Wars movie yet. But the movie The Force Awakens has a female character to watch. […]
Words matter. As a writer, I’ve very aware of that. There’s a subtle yet important difference between, for example, “girl” and “woman.” One word that I’ve shied away from in the past few years is the word “feminist.” I’ve heard that younger women can’t relate to it. I’ve heard they don’t like it. They believe […]
Are we seeing a shift from ogling women for how they look to appreciating women for what they accomplish?
I hope so.
The Italian tire maker Pirelli is known for its exclusive pinup calendars. For over 40 years the company has hired top-notch photographers to produce pictures of women in various stages of undress.
The 2016 calendar will be different. […]
The two sisters in my mother-in-law’s assisted living home have their hair done, their lipstick on. I wondered why they wore makeup to just dinner with the other residents. I wondered why they wore makeup to just dinner with the other residents. Over the days we visited, my eye would seek them out. They seemed more vivacious, somehow, more happier, than many of the other occupants. […]
Augusta Chiwy died on August 23rd. Never heard of her? She was one of the many unsung heroes of World War II. Ms. Chiwy was mentioned only in passing in Stephen Ambrose’s bestselling book Band of Brothers as a black nurse from the Congo. Yet hers is a story of remarkable courage. […]
What’s the deal with Annie Oakley? I always thought of her as some silly gun toting caricature, probably because of the movies that make her into some sort of tomboy. Certainly not someone to take seriously. So I did a search on Amazon. I found girls’ Annie Oakley costumes for girls, but even more disturbing, women’s Annie Oakley costumes, complete with ample cleavage. Is it any wonder that I didn’t take her seriously? […]