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Red.Reads
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As a woman who has lived with mental health issues since her early teens (and now a History degree), I've always been interested in the history of women's mental health and the 'treatments' forced upon them.
This book has been on my TBR shelf for over a year (along with Hysteria by Andrew Scull & Mad, Bad, and Sad by Lisa Appignanesi) until I felt the time was right for me to really dive into the subject. Now is that time.
#womenshistory #herstory

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feminismandyoga
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I love memoirs that involve travel, especially when the traveler respects the culture they're visiting. This is a beautiful book about going to the ends of the earth for healing and the unexpected things that happen when we're open to anything. It begs the question, what would you do to save your life?

#womensmemoir #herstory

Suet624 Many of us with Lyme Disease really appreciate her views. 6mo
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CKBrooke
I, Guinevere | C K Brooke
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 8mo
CKBrooke Thank you, @Eggs! 8mo
tpixie Welcome! Sounds like a fun retelling @BrainyHeroine likes retellings. 8mo
CKBrooke Thanks, @tpixie!! 8mo
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feminismandyoga
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I never questioned what happened to his empire after Genghis Khan died and that turns out to have been a mistake. This is a fascinating history covering how he conquered and kept control and the generation after. The women of this empire were amazing!
Lovers of history and especially women's history should check this out! #herstory

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Travelinglibrarian
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Nineteenth century teenage love story becomes American tragedy. The case against Alice Mitchell killing her fiancé Freda Ward in the courts eyes was not about murderous revenge but the act of two women being in love is seen as unnatural, immoral and indecent!!! #herstory #aliceandfreda #rebelgirls #bookclub #bookshelf #bookoftheday #history #ilovemyjob #somanybookssolittletime #whatareyoureading

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Travelinglibrarian
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Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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Congrats to our #writercrushwednesday Marjorie Liu for recently making #herstory as the first woman to win the top writing award for comic books! Liu won the Best Writer Eisner Award for her epic steam punk fantasy, Monstress. | Maika Halfwolf struggles with residual trauma after surviving a war in 1900's matriarchal Asia. She shares a psychic link with a powerful monster, making her a prime target for the powers that be.

TieDyeDude I'm happy for her, but I just could not get into this series... 1y
bookandcat Congratulations to Marjorie Lu! Well deserved! 1y
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Lea
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This was so well written. Her life is so interesting and full of adventure it seems like you‘re reading fiction. This is an amazing account of her life. A good compliment if you read Code Girls. Definitely recommend. #herstory

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Lea
Tomorrow Is Now | Eleanor Roosevelt
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It‘s amazing how relevant some things remain, regardless of time. Written in 1962, what ER has to say is still relevant. I recommend it for everyone. #readwomen #herstory

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Already, in the last few decades, you have realized the utter futility of of encumbering yourselves with superfluous possessions that have no useful virtue, but which, for various sentimental reasons, you continue to hoard, thus lessening your life's efficiency by using for it time and attention that should have been applied to the practical work of life's accomplishments.
- "The Miracle of the Lily" (1928), Clare Winger Harris