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For Women’s History Month, meet Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Spivak’s introduction in Wikipedia: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (born 24 February 1942) is an Indian literary theorist, philosopher and University Professor atColumbia University, where she is a founding member of the school’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. She is best known … Continue reading

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For Women’s History Month – meet Judy Chicago

Of Judy Chicago, wikipedia gives the following introduction: Judy Chicago (born Judith Sylvia Cohen; July 20, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American feminist artist, art educator, and writer known for her large collaborative art installation pieces which examine the role … Continue reading

For Women’s History Month – books by American women that changed the world

The Yellow Wallpaper is especially important to me because I struggled greatly with depression and mental illness during four years of physical confinement within a very patriarchal marriage. Read it in full here. Also, Jane Addams is especially a hero … Continue reading

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For Women’s History Month – women who have won the Nobel Peace Prize, part one

Women working for peace are always especially near and dear to my heart! Here are some winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Since there are seventeen of them, I will present about half today and half tomorrow. Oh, before I … Continue reading

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For Women’s History Month – five women who influenced the science of evolution

Next up, I offer some women of science. Rosalind Franklin: Rosalind Franklin was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA (ribonucleic acid), viruses,coal, and graphite. Although … Continue reading

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For women’s history month, women you’ve probably never heard of – Dominique Christina

It is Women’s History Month and my goal is to post about a different woman every day for the rest of March. Dominique Christina is a poet, artist, activist, educator, author and self-described “colored girl with stars for eyes.”  She is also … Continue reading