Fierce Femme Friday

Fierce Femme Friday No. 6

Being barred from going to college and then being forced to run for her life from Nazi’s was not enough to keep Lise Meitner from studying radioactivity. Lise graduated from school at the age of 14, however, at the time, Austria didn’t allow women to go to college. So for the next seven years, she… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday No. 6

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Fierce Femme Friday No. 5: Wonder Woman

It’s no secret that I am a Wonder Woman fan. She is strong, beautiful, and complicated. Everything we all aspire to be. So where did she come from? It turns out her history is just as complicated as she is. Wonder Woman was created by Wiliam Moulton Marston in the early 1940s. Marston was a… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday No. 5: Wonder Woman

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Fierce Femme Friday No. 4

Today’s Fierce Femme Friday is a special one. I got to interview the lovely Greer Macallister about her new book, Girl in Disguise. A book about a seriously Fierce Femme: Kate Warne, the first ever female detective in the United States.   Kate Warne is a fascinating woman. What drew you to writing about her?… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday No. 4

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Fierce Femme Friday No. 3

Today we are looking another one of my favorite literary characters, Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing. Though not one of the most popular plays, it is by far my favorite. One major reason why is Beatrice. Besides the fact that Beatrice is an example of how feminism existed even in the 16th century, her… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday No. 3

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Fierce Femme Friday No. 2

Gah! It’s only my second Fierce Femme Friday and I’m already late! Well, this week I am bringing to you a fierce fictional character that I adore but I don’t get to talk about much on this blog, though I have brought her up on the podcast.  I love a strong independent leading woman and… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday No. 2

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Fierce Femme Friday No. 1: Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Today, for our inaugural Fierce Femme Friday we are taking a look at the Notorious RBG herself, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She is more than a Supreme Court Justice, she is a cultural icon, but why? Born in 1933 during the height of the Great Depression Ruth came from a working class background. Her father was a furrier… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday No. 1: Ruth Bader Ginsberg

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Introducing Fierce Femme Friday

Fierce: having or displaying an intense or ferocious aggressiveness. I like to use the phrase Fierce Woman or Fierce Femme to describe really fantastic women literature, history, and life in general. During the Last Historical Fix twitter chat, Erin Lindsay McCabe brought up the term Fierce Woman when talking about Vengeance Road and Wolf by Wolf It made me… Continue reading Introducing Fierce Femme Friday