March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. Since today is the last day of this awesome month, we’ll be going out with a bank, spotlight FIVE women who rock.
GWENDOLYN BROOKS (1917-2000)
There are several influential African Americans — women especially — who sometimes fall through the cracks of history. Gwendolyn Brooks is one of them. Where women are concerned, there are few socially and politically influential people who can be called amazing. But a quick peek into the life and accomplishments of Gwendolyn Brooks is sufficient to comprehend the impact that she has had on today’s African American culture.
Born in 1917, Gwendolyn Brooks came from a typical loving family with parents who celebrated education. Her mother left a teaching career to focus on family life. And because the costs of medical school were too high, her father pushed aside the idea of becoming a doctor, settling for janitorial work instead. Years later, Gwendolyn Brooks herself would experience the sting of “settling,” taking on typing jobs and domestic work despite having submitted over 75 poems to The Chicago Defender.
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Fun fact: Chris’s middle name is Scott, and he has a brother named Matthew.
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Finally, two women have found a way to prove video games are for virgins. After their bosses thought their idea was too risqué, Heather Kelley and Erin Robinson struck out on their own and developed “Our First Times,” a multi-level video game where the player prepares for their first night of fornication. From shaving your legs to avoiding garlic at dinner, the game also isn’t afraid to go there and get players to use condoms. The fantasy scenario seduced every nerd at the Game Design Challenge in San Fran! While it took top honors, we’re still wondering if the players all have to be bottoms? [via Lemondrop] Keep reading »
“Girls like it when you nickname them something smaller than a bread box. Chickadee. Pat of Butter. Baby Mouse. This makes us feel tiny and adorable. Space Heater and Minivan do not.”
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If you’re in or around Oakdale, CA, today and enjoy eating rocky mountain oysters, make sure to stop by the Rotary’s Testicle Festival. Approximately 400 lbs. of “cowboy caviar,” aka bull testicles, will be marinated in red wine, garlic, olive oil, and herbs overnight, breaded, and then deep fried. The event is a little pricey — $50 in advance or $65 at the door — but it’s all for a good cause. The proceeds will benefit the Oakland Cowboy Museum. All of a sudden, I’m not so hungry for dinner. Keep reading to watch bull testicles being prepared for a past festival. But don’t say I didn’t warn you. Keep reading »