Why You’ve Never Met A Man Named Shirley (A Book Review)

The full book review, and the answer to the “man named Shirley” question, is at Peace Couple: here. (excerpt) Book Review: Shirley by Charlotte Bronte Charlotte Bronte’s novel Shirley is a must read for people interested in the topics of: economic justice; Occupy Wall Street ideas; women’s social history; feminism; war and peace; and charity. […]

Help save Brontë’s 1830 version of “Mad Magazine” for the public

KW writes: For all of us Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte fans, this tiny book is a rare find! Written when Bronte was only 14 years old, it is a brilliant piece of satire. Bronte created this tiny work in the format of a men’s magazine. It includes a witty ad (see below), which observes […]

Blessed Are These Hands: A beautiful new book of art and inspiration

The book is “Blessed Are These Hands: an exploration and celebration of women’s values“. Our cousin is one of the co-authors. The project was begun in 2003, and is being published just this week. You can find a copy: here. Over one hundred women lent their hands to this project. Women’s hands are photographed holding […]

Why Georgiana the Duchess of Devonshire is so important…

 Note: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, is an ancestor of Prince William, and, therefore, a relative of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Lady Georgiana Spencer (The Duchess of Devonshire) is an important figure in political history. She was born in 1757 and died in 1806. She had an influential role in many key, political events, and […]

Herstory March 08 events

Dear Friends of Herstory, As we settle into our new Centereach “Room of Our Own,” we are going to be sending out regular emails about new workshops and special events. Do forgive us if you receive some of these first mailings more than once, as we perfect our data base and mail merges. With a […]

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