They’ve traded punches in knockdown brawls, crashed biplanes through barns, and raced to the rescue in fast cars.
Few people in America today live with the dangers and deprivations that Appalachian coal mining families experience.
No longer relegated to reporting on society happenings or household hints, women columnists have over the past twenty years surged across the boundary separating the “women’s” or “lifestyle” sections and into the formerly male bastions of the editorial, financial, medical, and “op-ed” pages.
In 1995, Kentucky governor Brereton Jones granted parole to ten women who had been convicted of killing, conspiring to kill, or assaulting the men who had abused them for years.
Latin American women were among those who led the suffrage movements of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and their opposition to military dictatorships has galvanized more recent political movements throughout the region.