March is Women’s history month.
Women have had great impact on the world and society but is often forgotten by history books and in teaching moments. When I was still in school, women where often delegated to a corner of history. We learned a lot about what men had accomplished, while women was mentioned as a footnote about raising kids (as if that isn’t worth mentioning. Imagine giving birth to 13 kids, running a household, doing all laundry by hand including diapers, doing all cooking from scratch, taking care of the chickens and maybe other livestock, the vegetable garden, make all clothes by hand, brew beer, get water from the well, and never get a day off.)
But, women have done great (and not so great) things throughout history.
Marie Curie who was the first woman to win a nobel prize, and the first person two win a second. She invented radioactive science (even the word). And she was the first female professor at the University of Paris. But I for one never heard one single word about this women.
Or Ching Shih, the most successful pirate with a fleet of over 17000 people.
Or Bessie Coleman, the first female American pilot with an international pilot license.
What about Clara Barton, Mary Edwards Walker, Margaret Sanger, Boudicca, Mary Wollstonecraft, Sojourner Truth, Elisabeth Blackwell, Millicent Fawcett, Caroline Herschel, or Mary Anning?
History is so full of great women, who did great things, while often fighting against all odds in a male dominated world.
So the challenge this month is to post about a new women (historic or living) every day. As I’m an author, I’m going to be posting about female authors. Every day I’ll highlight a new female author, and my Monday blog posts will be about female authors too.
I hope you will all join me, and help spread the love and knowledge for these great women who helped shape the world we live in today :)
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