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Women’s History
It's not explicit that the song "Wichita Lineman" is about a guy, but it doesn’t have to be. Back then, a woman climbing a phone pole to repair a line was as rare as a dodo bird.
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Captain Deborah Dempsey's most telling comment was: "It's fun to be the boss."
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I knew, of course, that Perkins was Secretary of Labor under FDR, the first woman to hold a cabinet position, but I knew little else about her. The accolade of "first" made it seem that was enough to know. I was so wrong.
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Did you know that Carrie Chapman Catt was more than a suffragist? I didn't, but now I do. Read on!
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My reading list is idiosyncratic, a reflection of my personal interests and feelings. How did you decide what to read this summer?
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We bring our personal experiences to the art we see, hear and read.
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With Mother's Day close at hand, I am devoting this newsletter to mothers – mine, yours, all of ours.
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Current events should lead us to a new way of thinking about women's history.
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Like quilts and blankets, the history of America is composed of many strands.
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Michelle Wu and Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson
This month, I'm sharing an article I wrote for MS Magazine. Here it is, as it appeared on November 11.
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