Posts tagged "womens history"

10 Famous Women In History Wearing Flags In Their Hair

You know, President Obama may have won the election, but during his victory speech last night in Chicago, all eyes were on the woman in the crowd behind him, who ingeniously tucked one of her American flags in hair. But I was stunned to learn that this method of flag adornment is actually a time…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 7, 2012

A Brief History Of “Boston Marriages”

“Boston Marriage” was a term used in the 19th century and early 20th century to refer to two single women living together, independent of men. The term was originally coined in Henry James’ novel The Bostonians, which told the tale of an intimate companionship between two wealthy, Boston women. Rumored to have been based o…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 12, 2012