Archive | July, 2011

The Seven Daughters of Eve

25 Jul

Since I am currently writing the longest essay of my life, I am skimming through a lot of books these days.  Most of them are on some obscure aspect of my thesis topic (for instance, Neanderthals, tools, and the ways that Neanderthals used tools), but occasionally I come across things that a layperson such as yourself would actually be interested in.

The Seven Daughters of Eve is one of those books.  Continue reading


American History, In the Style of Facebook

22 Jul

Here’s an interesting exercise:

(from Failbook)

There is a lot left out.  The first one spans about 600 years, for heaven’s sake!

Other things that were a pretty big deal: the Seneca Falls Convention.  The Fifteenth Amendment and Women’s Suffrage.  And a whole lot of other things that most people aren’t aware of (but I’ve always preferred the more obscure stuff myself).  What would you include?

Fashionable Women of Color

9 Jul

Thanks to NPR, I discovered this great blog*, which has a ton of historical pictures of women of color.

I’m going to submit this photograph myself, which I unfortunately don’t have any background information for (I found it at the post office!) but I love nonetheless:

The little boy is pretty stylish too!  I’d love to have his pants (adult-sized, please) and her shirt…

*I read Minh-Ha’s main blog, Threadbared, all the time, but somehow never noticed this offshoot.