When I was in school, the yearbook put girls’ and boys’ pictures in separate sections, and I never thought about it. I went to a university that had no coed dorms and had the men’s and women’s dorms on opposite sides of the campus. I accepted that, too; I was used to being segregated by … More Why Wouldn’t a Woman Want to Vote?
Sometimes, the past is more modern than the present. … More In Times Like These
Penelope Sherrod’s mother needs life-saving surgery, and the only way to afford it is for “Penny” to marry wealthy Donald Garth and turn her back on the scoundrel she really loves, Dick Wentworth. In one eventful day, Dick suggests an affair, Penny realizes she doesn’t love him after all, and she marries Don, but not … More Finding Garth the Gunmaker
I have just spent the weekend with two independent, accomplished, and beautiful young women–twenty-somethings, like Emilie Loring’s characters–and they set me to thinking about attitudes toward competence and beauty. As a child, I strove to earn A’s at school, and although I had school clothes, church clothes and play clothes, I don’t remember ever … More One Touch of Lipstick Makes All Women Kin
You enter the room, dressed in your best. Those who can most influence your fledgling career stand before you. It’s your moment. How do you introduce yourself? Which details do you fill in? What do you leave out? What impression do you try to create? Emilie Loring wrote an autobiographical sketch for Penn Publishing Company’s Brief Biographies … More She Wasn’t Defiant; She Was Confident
Sometimes, you have to be in the right mindset, the right place in your life, for a book to connect with you. For our guest writer, Judy, and Emilie Loring books, that time was in her twenties: I was in my teens back in the late 1960’s, and my older sister, 13 years older than … More Guest Post: I still dream of “perching” on a stone wall in the moonlight
“By the time this humble war is over the dependent woman will be as extinct as the prairie hen.” Keepers of the Faith As Keepers of the Faith begins, Nancy Barton is fed up with her half-sister’s interference and moves to Washington, D.C. to work as an interpreter at the newly-completed Pentagon. It’s the fall of 1943, the height of … More Keepers of the Faith in World War II