Women Warriors and History (links)

Check out these two articles (posts) on women in history and in fiction that I found in Tor.com’s newsletter:

http://aidanmoher.com/blog/featured-article/2013/05/we-have-always-fought-challenging-the-women-cattle-and-slaves-narrative-by-kameron-hurley/

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/12/historically-authentic-sexism-in-fantasy-lets-unpack-that

Fascinating historical background, and Hurley’s post has beautiful illustrations, and Roberts’ post mentions Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment, which “has a lot to say about the different kinds of women you might find on a battlefield, and the many different reasons why they might be there despite restrictive social mores.”

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