Ching Shih (Zheng Shi) was a Chinese pirate lord during the early 1800s. Ching Shih was born in 1775, her early years in the Guangdong province remaining relatively obscure. By the time she was 26, Ching Shih was working as a prostitute at a floating brothel in Cannon. It was through this work that she met pirate admiral Zheng Yi, who fell in love with her beauty and asked her to be his wife. Ching Shih agreed, but only on the condition that she be his equal in power and receive an equal share of… Read Article →
Women. On stages. Talking about vaginas. Things got real last month. From short skirts to reclaiming the c-word, everything and anything went down last month.
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a Mexican-American songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer. She is accredited with catapulting Latin music to the mainstream audience and is considered one of the most important artists of the 90’s. Selena first began her career in the band “Selena y los Dinos” which was made up of her and her two older siblings, A. B. and Suzette. Selena began recording professionally in 1982, and was regularly rejected from various Texan venues because of her musical style being Tejano, which was a largely male dominated music genre. While Selena was not recording… Read Article →
Sacagawea encompasses all of the qualities of a strong female leader, mother, human being, and so much more. She was born in May of 1788 in the Lemhi River Valley near present-day Salmon-Idaho. Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman and is a symbol of women’s worth and independence. She is best known for giving her extensive guidance to Lewis and Clark on their expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase. During her thousand mile journey guiding them she was pregnant with her first child and gave birth to him in February 11, 1805 after being given… Read Article →
Nefertiti was a queen of ancient Egypt, who ruled alongside her husband Pharaoh Akhenaten from 1353 to 1336 B.C. Today, Nefertiti is best known for a sandstone painted bust in her likeness. It was discovered in 1913, and has become an icon for power and beauty. Their reign had a tremendous impact on Ancient Egyptian culture, due to Akhenaten establishing a monotheistic religion, which centered around the worship of the sun god Aten. This drastically changed the structure of religion and politics in Ancient Egypt. Her importance is shown throughout the art from that time,… Read Article →
Hello, folks! Throughout the day will appear multiple posts of feminists in honor of Women’s History Month! Stay tuned!
Lucille Ball is primarily known for her role as Lucy Ricardo in the classic television show I Love Lucy. She was a comedian, actress, model, director and producer in the 40’s-60’s. She was so popular with the American public that a special episode of her show I Love Lucy, which welcomed the arrival of her real son Desi Arnaz Jr., had more viewers than President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s swearing in ceremony. She was given many esteemed awards, both during life and posthumously. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom which is given for “an… Read Article →
You think you know everything about the legendary Cleopatra? Read about what this author has to say about today’s feminist. Cleopatra was a ruler of ancient Egypt for many years. Fortunately she was born into the royal family, however, women were not seen as rulers. Her father, Ptolemy XII, was the king during a troubled time. Cleopatra sat by his side as co-ruler for a while, but when her father died she was expected to remain co-ruler beside her brother/husband Ptolemy XIII. That’s right, she was married to her brother! But, being the strong… Read Article →
Now that March is here, The Women’s Resource Center would like to celebrate Women’s History with having a feminist EVERY DAY this month and praising her work (since it is women’s history, the feminists will be mostly women). Look out for them!
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