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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly


I am so glad that I read this after seeing the movie. I loved the movie, but it’s a drop in the bucket compared to the lifetime of achievement of the women featured in the movie plus there are more women mentioned in the book whose accomplishments aren’t evident in the film. 780 more words


Dystopian dreams: how feminist science fiction predicted the future

Margaret Atwood’s evergreen dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale is about to become a television drama. Published in 1985, it couldn’t feel more fresh or more timely, dealing as it does with reproductive rights, with the sudden accession to power of a theocracy in the United States, with the demonisation of imagined, pantomime villain “Islamic fanatics”. 7 more words


Wu Zetian - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Empress Wu Zetian (also known as Empress Consort Wu, Wu Hou, Wu Mei Niang, Mei-Niang, and Wu Zhao, 624-705 CE, r. 690-704 CE) was the only female emperor in the history of… 131 more words


Kathrine Switzer: 50 years ago women were not allowed to run the marathon

“If I quit, everybody’s going to believe women can’t do this.”

That’s the thought that latched itself into Kathrine Switzer’s head when a male official tried to push her off the course of the Boston Marathon in 1967… 39 more words


Room by Emma Donoghue (3/5)

I read through this book in one sitting, needless to say, it is a fairly easy and quick read but does contain some heavier themes. *spoilers do follow.* 605 more words


Lay down your burdens in ink and charcoal dust

When shall I speak?
How loud?  How strong?
Label(er) anti-label
How long can this go on?

Like a traveler’s box
I wore them well and proud… 302 more words


Let it Go

You are no longer chained to your past. Everyday you have a fresh start and a new beginning. In Christ you are free!

“Therefore, there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus… (Romans 8:1)”