Category Archives: Women’s History

25 YEARS OF WOMEN’S STUDIES

25 YEARS OF WOMEN’S STUDIES

March is National Women’s History Month – Today it’s a time to celebrate women’s achievements, but in March of 1978 women were virtually invisible. The most public position women held was as wives and mothers. Professionally women were teachers, nurses, and secretaries – at least until marriage took them away from all that drudgery. The… Continue Reading

International Women’s Day: We Can Do It

International Women’s Day: We Can Do It

  The “We Can Do It” poster was first produced in 1943 by Westinghouse Electric to boost worker morale. It was part of a series of posters displayed by the company. The phrase “we can do it”  wasn’t about female war workers in particular. It meant Westinghouse employees could war reach production goals by working… Continue Reading

Days of Grace

Days of Grace

My recent visit to the Honolulu Museum of Art was prompted by two exhibits on women artists in Territorial Hawai`i. One exhibit focused on Women Artists in Hawai`i: 1900-1950, which encompasses most of the Territorial period. Both residents and visitors to the islands, these women had much to contribute to Honolulu’s (to me) surprisingly vibrant… Continue Reading

IMMORTAL HELEN

IMMORTAL HELEN

      The night before her marriage to Menelaus, Helen joined other young girls to dance and sing on the last night of her youth. In the morning, Helen joined in the preparations for her new adult life.     Within the immense palace complex, a massive banquet is being prepared. Accounts of entertainments… Continue Reading

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