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Bestselling Women: 19th and 20th Centuries

Jane Austen and Shirley MacLaine Oh, this is one that came at me from left field. What if Shirley MacLaine is Jane Austen reborn? Now, think about it… Doesn’t that make perfect sense? I know, I know: both charts are … Continue reading

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Was Fanny Price Jane Austen’s Stand-in?

Mansfield Park (1999) It’s common knowledge that Jane Austen lived her life vicariously through the heroines of her stories. That’s to be expected, of course: they gave her a voice on the world stage. But there’s something about Fanny Price‘s … Continue reading

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Her Father’s Daughter: a Martyred Feminist?

Hypatia of Alexandria I was alerted to this individual by a post on Facebook, no less. Her death in 415 AD looks like a simple hate crime, and not because she was a proto-feminist but because she ‘knew’ too much, … Continue reading

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Who is the Doctor?

Doctor Who: Season 12 Who said the Doctor has to be a man? The latest season opened last night on BBC One and BBC America. As usual it was full of farcical moments, and some ‘funny’ performances by the guest … Continue reading

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Kingmaker: the Throne Behind the Power

ꜣst: the Throne (Egyptian alphabet) Isis is represented in the Egyptian alphabet by the image of a throne (see it on top of her head, above). The pronunciation of her name is equivalent to ‘aisé’. This could be where we … Continue reading

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Exactly Who was Isis: Horus’ Mother?

Isis, Wife and Sister of Osiris Isis is a goddess in Egyptian mythology. She was the sister and wife of Osiris, and they had a son named Horus. As goddess of life and magic, Isis protected women and children, and … Continue reading

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Poppy Montgomery is…

Unforgettable This television series has a strange history. After being cancelled by CBS, twice, it found a third and fourth season on A&E. The reason? Poppy Montgomery, the Australian star of the program. Her character, Carrie Wells, is someone with … Continue reading

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Who’s Privileged? Not Me…

I’m Poor White Trash I was challenged in our Faith & Science group yesterday, when I said I wasn’t “privileged”. A chorus of “Yes, you are!” arose from the women in the group. Ahh, now that made things clearer! From … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Forget About Betty…

Quote from this week’s Leaders’ Debate It’s a tough place to be: the only female among a group of ‘holier than thou’ males trying to get the support of Canadian voters. Elizabeth May has a voice. And she is being … Continue reading

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The Four “Horsewomen”

The (so-called) “Squad” I wonder who came up with this nickname. No, I’m not referring to Trump’s latest ‘Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse’ name: that was obviously from Mike Pence. The Squad sounds innocuous enough, until you start to think … Continue reading

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