A post I’ve recently written for another site.
Less Than Equals
“Even though they make up half the population, women and girls have endured discrimination in most societies for thousands of years. In the past, women were treated as property of their husbands or fathers – they couldn’t own land, they couldn’t vote or go to school, and were subject to beatings and abuse and could do nothing about it. Over the last hundred years, much progress has been made to gain equal rights for women around the world, but many still live without the rights to which all people are entitled.”
— Robert Alan Silverstein
“Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.”
― Marie Shear
Researching my family history is something that has taken up a considerable part of my time since about 2008. At first, it was collecting the names and dates of people I had never heard of, but before long I needed to…
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