Women Who Kick Ass in Franco-Belgian Comics

Many of the readers around here are American or Canadian, some of us are British or from other parts of the world. Some of you may like comics, and it seems that comics are not held in high regards by the feminist crowd, since the “comic” word is most applied to American comics, full of skinny women with big boobs. That’s why, when I say I was influenced by women in comics when I was young, a person who hasn’t read a Franco-Belgian comic may be quite confused. Read More Women Who Kick Ass in Franco-Belgian Comics

Dirt In the Skirt: A League of Their Own

What with all the talk this week about early feminist heroes, I thought I’d chime in with my own story. My early experience with feminism wasn’t through a person; rather, it was the movie A League of Their Own. Read More Dirt In the Skirt: A League of Their Own

Badass Ladies of History: Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White was a lady of firsts. She was the first female war photographer, the first foreign photographer allowed to visit the Soviet Union, and the photographer whose photograph was featured on the very first issue of LIFE magazine. She was also the only female photographer to document the concentration camps at the end of World War II, and one of the last journalists to speak to and photograph Mohandas Gandhi before his assassination. Read More Badass Ladies of History: Margaret Bourke-White

Badass Ladies of History: WWII WASPs

This post introduces a new, periodic series on the awesome women who walked the world before we did.  Today’s Badass Ladies of History are the brave women who were trained to fly transport, testing, training and cargo missions during the last years of World War II. Read More Badass Ladies of History: WWII WASPs