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The Reconstructionists: a yearlong celebration of remarkable women who have changed how we see the world
The Reconstructionists, a collaboration between illustrator Lisa Congdon and writer Maria Popova, is a yearlong celebration of remarkable women — beloved artists, writers, and scientists, as well as notable unsung heroes — who have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture and live our lives as individuals of any gender.

Every Monday in 2013, we'll be publishing an illustrated portrait of one such trailblazing woman, along with a hand-lettered quote that captures her spirit and a short micro-essay about her life and legacy.

Can be followed via tumblr.

Portrait from most recent Reconstructionists post behind the cut )
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If early 20th century union organizer Bessie Abramowitz Hillman isn't awesome, I don't know who is. Julia Stein gives her breath again in the poem Downtown Women featured this week at [community profile] poetree. Also of interest to this community would be [personal profile] lizcommotion's post today Downtown Women: Broad Historical Context.

For more information about forthcoming posts at POETREE this week, see Multi-Hosted Week: One Poem In Depth - Julia Stein's "Downtown Women" @ [community profile] poetree. Note too that we're running labor-themed challenges for writers and readers of poetry that can net you free dreamwidth points, an icon, or a poem.
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A Divine Taste For Travel and Witticisms (1062 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Idhren
Fandom: Badass Women in History RPF, A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Jane Austen, Marie-Anne Pierette Paulze, Eleanor Roosevelt, Abigail Adams, Empress Theodora
Summary:

Eleanor of Aquitaine is tired of waiting for her husband Henry to come Up and join her in Heaven. She'd much rather pass the time going on a Grand Tour of the divine realms with a few good friends...

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So "what is Murdoch Mysteries?", you may ask. It's a wee Canadian series that airs on City TV in Canada and on UKTV's Alibi in England. I hear it's way more popular overseas than it is here, which is a shame. Not that it does so well over there, that's great! But that it isn't appreciated at home as well as it should be. It's a great show.

The show is centered around Det. William Murdoch, a Catholic detective in the Toronto constabulary in the late 19th Century. The show is part forensics and part historical drama. It's so great and fun to watch!

But one of the reasons I love this show so much is the character of Dr. Julia Ogden. Julia is the pathologist and mortician who works closely with Murdoch. While she is often considered the love interest for Murdoch, she is also so much more. The reason she intrigues Murdoch so much is that she is so wildly intelligent, independent, strong, and nobody's damsel in distress. I mean, she's a doctor in 19th Century Toronto! And she's single! AND she cuts up dead people and solves crime for a living! She has a CAREER! She's not afraid to speak her mind!

My favourite episodes are when she speaks for herself. I'm debating whether or not to keep this spoiler-free or what ... lol But there are so many wonderful specific moments where Julia just proves that she's plain ol' AWESOME2.

specific moment from S2Ep1 Snakes & Ladders )

And there are TONS more examples like that. That one just comes to mind because it's early in the show, smack dab in the two seasons that have aired already, and I saw it yesterday on a rerun. :P

But really, is there any better of an example of just how awesome a character can get? I don't think so.

So again, Julia is an highly educated woman in the late 1890s Toronto, who isn't afraid to speak for herself, stand up for herself, has a career - oh yeah and is gorgeous. That's pretty much an afterthought in light of all the other awesome things she is. Because she's AWESOME!

The show has wrapped the 3rd season in the UK, and is halfway through the 3rd in Canada.

Some LINKS:
Interview with Helene Joy on Alibi

Murdoch Mysteries Official site (S3)

My Untitled fic - I wrote this for [personal profile] medie's Because We're Awesome Drabble-a-thon quite some time ago. Unfortunately, I wrote in between the first and second season hiatus and then information surfaced in S2 that rendered it non-canon. :P Ah well. C'est la vie, as they say.

Also, there needs to be more fic about her that isn't all about her and Murdoch because that's all there is at the moment. I tried to find just Julia fic but couldn't find anything. :( If anyone knows of any, let me know! I'd love to read it! :D
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Because there's been a lot of River!hate going on, I felt that I should dust off this fic and show it off. Why? Because River is awesome, and there's too much hating of female characters by women in fandom.

Title: Children of Time
Author: [personal profile] iamshadow
Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood
Pairings: Gen, River Song, Jack, Ten, with maybe a smidgen of pre River/Ten
Rating: G
Word Count: 1,523
Summary: She’s born into a family that’s half what it used to be but still struggling to carry on, like a lightning-split tree.
Warnings: Refers to stuff from Doctor Who Season One Eps 9 and 10(The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances), Season Four Eps 8 and 9(Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead) and Torchwood Season Two Ep 5(Adam).
A/N: Have you noticed that many, many, many Who 'verse episodes are set in the 51st century? Just me, then? Oh well, carry on.

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