Published Articles by Doris Weatherford

Women Were Always There

November 20, 2013

National Geographic recently published a groundbreaking piece speculating that most of the art in ancient caves was created by women. The article drew lots of commentary back and forth, including comments from women that ancient women probably were not the artists because they were – as ever – too busy with child care, growing and preparing food, and even constructing housing. (more…)

Gobble, Gobble! A Brief History of Thanksgiving

November 11, 2013

It’s again that dark time of the year, with those long nights that follow the end of daylight savings time. It’s the way we measure seasons in the Sunshine State: When the oranges turn orange and the poinsettias turn red, we know that Christmas is near. (more…)

Grilling the Ladies of the Cabinet

November 5, 2013

One of my friends came to the bridge table last week livid about the congressional hearing that she had been watching on TV. They really “grilled” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, she said, and I guess they did. (more…)

Getting to the Heart of the Common Core

November 1, 2013

Words that begin with “common” have evolved to be controversial. To most people, “community” and “commonality” denote something good, but to some individualists, they imply excessive conformity. Others think of “common” as meaning vulgar, or at least beneath them, as in the House of Lords and the House of Commons. Still other people mistrust the root in “commonweal” and “commonwealth” -- and most of all, “communism.” Such has been the fate of Common Core. (more…)


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With an introduction by Geraldine Ferraro, this book focuses on women’s fight for the vote.
This 4-volume work covers women in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, DC.

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