#2. If you need a brassiere, wear one. (Said no man, ever)

1938 was a very different time to be alive. The depression was winding down but WWII had not started yet. Recreation was talking, reading and radio. People listened to radio shows because there was no tv — television broadcasting wouldn’t start until 1939

Visual media was wildly popular

Because of course. Can you imagine having nothing visual? No tv. No internet. People went crazy for any visual media they could get their hands on. Movies and magazines were crazy popular.

A movie ticket was 25 cents, which was an hour’s work if you made minimum wage, because minimum wage was 25 cents in 1938.

Most…


34,099 minutes spent reading our stories... thank you!

photo from pxfuel

For some reason I can’t wrap my brain around, publication newsletters don’t get emailed to the readers of the publication anymore. So I’m doing our weekly digest as a post. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

1. Look at us grow… thank you! :)

History of Women readers spent 34,099 minutes reading stories on this little publication of ours. We’re up to 13,158 views in the last 30 days and we’ve more than doubled our readership in less than a month. Thank you!


It took over 700 years to figure out what happened to them

Pied Piper of Hamelin Collage Created By Author: Photos from Wikipedia

Hamelin is a charming and picturesque little town. Even today, the town is all 16th Century manors with Gothic gables and elaborate scrollwork. Quaint buildings in the flamboyant Weser-Renaissance style, with gargoyles and painted wooded sculptures that look like children’s toys.

The town looks like something out of a fairy tale, but what happened there was no fairy tale. It was more of a nightmare, with no happily ever after for the people who lived it. At least, not for the parents.

Just as Americans will never forget the day the twin towers fell, people in Hamelin never forgot what…


My top 3 frustrations with the newsletter system here

Left Photo by Maria Lupan on Unsplash // Right Photo by Forest Simon on Unsplash

I know. I should have written to support.

But honestly?

I’m too frustrated to receive the “sorry, we know” reply.

That’s all they can say, really. This isn’t a support issue. It’s a decision made way above support level. So why would I waste their time? They’re busy enough answering “distribution” questions. lol. Sorry.

Plus? Maybe I’m not the only one. Maybe others are just as frustrated with trying to create an appealing newsletter, and they’ll add their voices to mine. Maybe extra voices will make it easier to hear us.

One can always hope.

Have you seen your own newsletter? It’s beautiful.

I mean, look! Thumbnails. Descriptions…


Weekend writers, a call for submissions

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If history was a Hollywood movie, the editing room floor would be littered with the stories of women clipped to make room for men’s stories. We’re here to tell those stories.

History of Women recently opened for submissions and we’ve doubled in size in just over two weeks. We’re still tiny, but growing fast. See?


The doomsayers are dead wrong. The planet isn’t dying.

The most famous wildfire photo ever taken. Source

Don’t go outside if you have heart, lung or respiratory problems. That’s what the news says here. Or if you have asthma or breathing problems. Seniors and children are at risk.

That’s how bad the air is.

They rank air quality on a scale of 1–10. We’re above 10.
They don’t even bother to rank it after that.


Plus a special coupon and a few helpful tips

Image by Couleur from Pixabay

Have you ever earned $5,000 for one story? I sure haven’t. But I’ve been reading about people writing their butts off here, trying to get the $500 bonus, and that’s for a whole month’s work. Not one story.

Hear what I’m saying? If you’re going to write like crazy anyway, why not try for a bigger payout? I mean, even third place is $500. And it’s not for a whole month of writing. It’s for one story. You know?

Plus? If you don’t win, you can bring your story here to give it another shot at earning some cash. …


This is our first newsletter, and it’s filled with murder, mayhem and Victorian romance. What else would you expect from History of Women?

1. The Murder of a Medici Princess

Women didn’t commit adultery and get away with it in the Medici court.
by Carlyn Beccia | Read this story

2. Chicago’s Free-Range Impressionist Diva

I feel touched by a crazy, delightful, disheveled angel.
By Art Nunymiss | Read this story

Linda Caroll

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