Women in Baseball and Movies

Baseball has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Although I’m still getting teased by my mom (a great softball player) for making daisy chains in the outfield in tee-ball, there are many amazing stories about my brother in Little League and in high school he was the greatest … Continue reading

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! In the last week, I’ve run across a handful of great images inspired by or remixing Rosie the Riveter that I’d like to share. We can do it!  I found this one (left) when I was conferencing with students, many of whom are researching World War II. It was posted prominently … Continue reading

Votes for Women!

“Our daughters’ daughters will adore us, and they’ll sing in grateful chorus, ‘Well done, Sister Suffragette!’” So, tomorrow marks an election in which women’s issues are at the forefront (lets’ not forget that they are also economic issues, and issues about the voice and the safety of half of our democracy). No matter who you … Continue reading

Olympics Opening Ceremonies: Of Child and Nation

I watched the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics with a little girl who would not stop talking. It seemed sort of ironic because, in large part, the ceremonies focused on futurity and the child, using children as symbols for the nation and hopes for the future. Much ink has been spilled discussing the role … Continue reading