Category: history

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WASPs: A Case For Equal Rights

by Dora Women Airforce Service Pilots. In a long overdue ceremony, the WASPs were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on July 1, 2009. What? You’ve never heard of them? Not too surprising, since their...

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Mistress of History

by mraynes I once had a boyfriend who told me that women have no history outside of their husbands and children.  I was a young history major at the time and was only just...

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Exponent II Classics: Maelstroms and Me (excerpts)

the maelstrom of my mind Originally uploaded by onkel_wart Brett DeLange Boise, Idaho Volume 11, No. 3 (Spring 1985) …Maelstroms are powerful whirlpools that suck in objects within its radius. It was a maelstrom...

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Exponent II Classic: Fear of Fasting

Edward Hopper’s Early Sunday Morning by Anna Tueller Somerville, Massachusetts Originally Published in Exponent II, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Summer 1986) Fasting had always been a window-cleaner that allowed me, at least for occasional...

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The Personal and The Political

By: mraynes Tomorrow we will elect the next president of the United States.  In honor of this occasion and as a tribute to that old feminist adage that “the personal is political,” I am...

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The 19th Wife: A Book Review

by AmyB A work of historical fiction interwoven with present-day mystery, The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff makes a timely debut in the era of HBO’s Big Love and the media frenzy surrounding Warren...