Powerful women are always fascinating, but there is something especially intriguing about women in the ancient world who led their kingdoms and also led armies into battle. Both were extraordinarily difficult in eras where women generally had very little economic and social power, let alone political and military strength. With Elizabeth Warren--arguably the most qualified … [Read more...] about It’s Women’s History Month So Let’s Talk Kick-Butt Ancient Warrior Queens!
How they Help Us Explore the Disconnect Between A Man's Self-perceived Goodness and the Actual Consequences of His Actions. When internet porn was new, I had a boss who pressed a button so that photos of naked women and/or porn would flash on his large computer screen--which he swiveled my way--every time I walked in to his office. He once asked me to sew a button on his coat … [Read more...] about The Women of the Odyssey Have Something To Say About Modern Sexual-Harassment
Animal mummification was big business in ancient Egypt. Often temples bred animals for the purposes of later killing and mummifying them. They sold these mummies as religious relics worshippers could purchase and offer to their patron god or goddess for protection. It turns out, however, that mummy sellers often cheated their customers. Out of 800 animal mummies scanned in … [Read more...] about Cheating Customers is an Ancient Tradition
The REAL reason Michael Phelps Always Wins Women's Volleyball--The Early Years Simone Biles in a Prior Life ("Seriously, after this, vaulting in a gym is a breeze...no bull.") … [Read more...] about Friday Funnies–Olympics Style