As it turns out, there’s enough weird in history for a second look at History’s Halloween. Missed the first? Check it out here.
When people ask about my Friday night plans…
Image: Sandra Dee, ca. 1960. Getty Images
Making a Pumpkin-House a Pumpkin-Home
Image: Myrna Dell, ca. 1940. Public domain.
“You know, I feel like you just reach a point in your life where you have to buy investment pieces when you’re furnishing your pumpkin.”
My Five Year Plan
Photo: June Marlowe, ca. 1930. Public Domain
Next step: Figure out why my car is making that one noise, then take over the world.
Loomis Dean, 1948. Life Magazine Photo Collection/Getty Images
We’ve all been there. Someone in your life says, “you’ll never ride a headboard bicycle! You’ll only ride normal bicycles.”
But if you work hard and believe in the power of your dreams, you will ride that headboard bicycle.
The Kevin Costner sports movie writes itself.
I will eternally beat the drum for women’s history. And when I say “drum,” that could be an actual drum. Or a book against my desk. Or my shoe against the wall. The world is my women’s history drum! That’s definitely a phrase people say!
There have been so many fascinating, pioneering, challenging women that we never get to hear about. And these days we need to hear about them. It’s important to hear, to be reminded, that history has happened at the hands of a woman.
For Christmas I received the book Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color. It’s a collection of letterpress posters and brief biographies devoted to both impactful women throughout history.
It’s at this point I feel I should mention, I realize many people take issue with the word ‘feminist.’ To those people I say
stop it …. I really can’t help you…I understand there are many misconceptions. For most feminists, it’s not about female domination (is that what people who don’t like feminists think? I honestly don’t understand), it’s about equal rights. And if you hear us getting angry, chances are someone is trying to compromise just that. Plain and simple. Ok? Ok. Moving on.