Tag Archives: Women’s History Month


Wicked witches and evil queens: why children’s books need more female villains

March 23, 2018 1.09am AEDT


Still from Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) (This is the best reproduction of the photo that could be accomplished here. For the original, please see The Conversation March 23rd 2018).



Anna Cermakova
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, Centre for Corpus Research, University of Birmingham

Michaela Mahlberg
Professor of Corpus Linguistics, University of Birmingham
Disclosure statement
Anna Cermakova receives funding from the European Commission – Marie Curie research fellowship.
Michaela Mahlberg works for the University of Birmingham. She has received funding





Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to
the Present” will again be free during March, Women’s History Month,
at orlando.cambridge.org/.

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Since last March we have added 2 new entries, plus a load of updating to accommodate new knowledge.


Thank you, Cambridge
University Press.



Isobel Grundy
Research Director, Orlando…

Discrimination – A Coat of Many Colors

March is Women’s History Month. In honor and celebration of Women it is important for us to stop and recognize all the freedoms we take for granted. Once upon a time women were nothing more than chattel to be owned, sold, and traded. Since then women have had to fight and negotiate for every privilege taken for granted by white men. Similarly, not all women of all classes, all races, and all orientations have been granted these rights equally. With that in mind, let us look at what we have accomplished and what we still need to accomplish.

Revolutinary Life Black Panther Women Tribute

Revolutionary Life:

Margaret Sanger – Fighting for Reproductive Rights


Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger – The Brownsville Clinic Trial


Margaret Sanger was a leader in the reproductive rights movement. She made leaps and bounds in the fight for birth control and helped form the American Birth Control League, which was the predecessor of Planned Parenthood (“American Experience: Margaret Sanger”). Their goals and initiatives were to keep women safe and well informed. Sexual and reproductive health were issues that were not at the country’s forefront, and for that reason, 1/3 to 2/3 of mortality was connected with pregnancy. Planned Parenthood became essential to “maternal well being” (“Planned Parenthood”).

Planned Parenthood supports …

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – A History of Equal Pay


“If I were a girl,” Mattie McIntosh writes in the January 1888 volume of Woman’s Work, “I would have an aim in life.”  So many ideas rush to mind when looking at this statement.  Out of all of them, the most prevalent is probably this question: Were girls really not supposed to have aims in the late nineteenth century?  It’s strange to think of a time when girls weren’t encouraged to seek out a lucrative career or a passion that would translate into one.  However, now that we’re in the position where girls have mostly equal consideration rights, there are …