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Women’s History Month? Eh…no thanks

Hey, everyone, I’m a guest writer over at the TpT blog this week. Check it out!

The month of March has been officially proclaimed as Women’s History Month. While I appreciate the gesture, this declaration won’t have an impact on my classroom. Highlight HighSchoolEnglishRandazzowomen’s voices and achievements during the month of March? Nah. I’d rather do that all throughout the year.

Women, as we know, were historically denied access to education. And those who dared to put pen to paper were regularly blocked by publishing firms. Women of our own time like Susan Eloise Hinton (S.E. Hinton) and Joanne Rowling (J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith) were persuaded by their publishers to use pen names so as not to repel male readers. And author Catherine Nichols discovered this past summer… (Click here to keep reading.)

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Michelle
Michelle
8 years ago

I love your posts, but this one especially hits home for me because my female students don’t realize the obstacles that women had to face. They could not vote, and, as you eloquently pointed out, write and publish a novel. You always have great ideas in your blogs.

Laura Randazzo
8 years ago
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Thanks, Michelle. Yeah, that Guardian article about Catherine Nichols just floored me this past summer. We tend to think we’re past all of this and the playing field is now level, but it’s just not. When TpT asked my opinion on the issue, I had to jump on it! Glad this spoke to you, too.

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