march is women's history month
I barely realized it was March, let alone Women's History Month
. But one of the great things about reading 125+ blogs each day is that inevitably someone else will write something educational, enjoyable, and thought-provoking about such topics.
In this case, Mac at pesky'apostrophe
has written posts on various women each day this month, in her usual intelligent and informative way. So far we have:
- "Paul Revere Was a Pussy
," about Sybil Ludington. An excerpt: "So yeah, not only was her ride twice as long as Revere's and she was completely alone, Sybil was about 40 years younger than Revere and a woman alone in the dark without a weapon trying to avoid British soldiers and various other slimy pervs."
- "Brother Against Sister
," about Rosetta (Lyons) Wakeman, "a woman compelled to fight in the Union army, no matter what."
- "Take a Walk
," about Mary French-Sheldon who, in the 1890s, "led an entourage of 130 Zanzibarian men through Africa, places where no white person had ever been before and entirely unaided by another white person"
Mac always comes up with great stuff. Can't wait to read her entries for the rest of March.