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Happy Halloween! Here is another Fierce Female in history - Mary Shelley aka the creator of Frankenstein!

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An award-winning sex-strike!

Remember the Liberian sex-striking activist I posted about last week, Leymah Gbowee? I just read this morning that she won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize - CONGRATS!

Modern day Lysistratas are running the world, peace by peace!

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Enjoy my first video blog about one of the Fierce Females in History: Amelia Earhart!

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Names I’d Drop

imageIt’s no secret that my name comes from a character in classical literature. When I was a kid, it was very frustrating to constantly explain the story of my name, but here are a few Greek names that would’ve been way worse:

Medea

  • In a jealous rage, she killed her children to get back at her ex, Jason of the Argonauts. He did cheat on her, but she was worse than people on the Maury show. Also, she was the niece of an evil sorceress, Circe, who transformed anyone who offended her into an animal.

Pandora

  • We’re all curious… but she was under strict orders not to open a very special box-jar, but she did it anyway, and released all evil into the world! Whoops… her bad! At least she wasn’t punished for it.

Medusa

  • Snakes on a head. One look and you were dead. Enough said!
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An All-American Sex Strike!

Earlier I posted about sex strikes around the world, but little did I know there might be another one in the works right here in the USA! According to this article, a woman in Boston has been pitching the idea to her community to help pull our troops out of Afghanistan and Iran. Just thought I’d share!

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A farewell

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Just read in yesterday’s paper that Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, passed away.

Let’s give it up one last time for this powerful woman and all the noble work she did for women in Kenya.

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Another Sex Strike!

imageThere’s another sex-striking female activist I’m currently obsessed with: Liberian activist, Leymah Gbowee. I just found this article on her here, and it reminded me of Lysistrata, so I figured I’d share it with you!

Let’s give it up for another powerful woman who refused to give it up!