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Women Behaving Badly.

"When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman 
gives her opinion she's a bitch."

-Bette Davis.

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An Unlikely Heroine.

Catherine Morland.

"No one would have supposed her to be born a heroine."
-Northanger Abbey.

Catherine Morland is perhaps my best loved heroines of Jane Austen. 282 more words


Badass women in literature: Antigone

It’s tough being a woman in classical Greek mythology and literature.   Most female characters fall into two categories.  They can be scary-strong, like Clytemnestra.  This charming woman, along with her lover Aegisthus, murders her husband Agamemnon as soon as he returns home from the Trojan War.    1,039 more words


Emma Orczy - An Aristocratic Novelist

Day 139 of Colourisation Project – September 23

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.

Born this day, 23 September 1865, Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála ‘Emmuska‘ Orczy de Orczi was a Hungarian-born, British novelist, playwright and artist, more commonly known as Emma Orczy, the author of… 573 more words