Did you realize there was a milestone in United States women's military history reached recently? Yes, in 2013 combat positions in the military were opened up to women in the USA. But that's not it. And nothing's really changed when it comes to women registering for Selective Service or the draft (since January 2016 there's been nothing... Continue Reading →
When we look at women's traditional roles we tend to find only a few ways they were commonly perceived by societies: as the innocent damsel in distress, maiden or maid, as the mother tending hearth, home, and children, or as the monster* who is either cruel and sinister and who in some way breaks with... Continue Reading →
While researching Maid, Mother, Monster and a variety of other projects, I make it a point to check out as many MOOCs related to my topics as I can. As an author between contracts who has only recently re-entered the public school system, I don't have a ton of time (or money). MOOCs allowed me to... Continue Reading →
Why I chose to write about women and, in many cases, women in wartime.