A Brief History Of “Boston Marriages” “Boston Marriage” was a term used in the 19th century and early 20th century to refer to two single women living together, independent of men. The term was originally coined in Henry James’ novel The Bostonians, which told the tale of an intimate companionship between two wealthy, Boston women. Rumored to have been based on his sister's relationship with a woman, James referred to the novel as “a very American tale.”
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Elizabeth Blackwell said she turned to medicine after a close friend who was dying suggested she would have been spared her worst suffering if her physician had been a woman. She became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register
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When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.
Among the Titanic survivors is the most famous Margaret Tobin Brown. Known as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" the only woman to row a lifeboat to safety. Mrs. Brown was on her way home to America when disaster struck. She did her best to help others into the lifeboats before boarding herself. Once in the water, Mrs. Brown fiercely argued w/ the quartermaster Robert Hitchens to rescue people in the water. When he refused Mrs. Brown threatened to throw him overboard & took control via…
Katharine McCormick (1875-1967) was vice president and treasurer of the National American Woman Suffrage, and became vice president of the League of Women Voters after the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920. A biologist and the second woman to graduate from MIT, she funded the research necessary to develop the first birth control pill. Katharine is also responsible for funding women’s housing at her alma mater, MIT. She had a profound impact on our society and women’s rights.
Isabella Baumfreem also known as Sojourner Truth (1797-1883). Abolitionist and women's rights advocate. In 1851, she attended the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio where she delivered her famous extemporaneous speech on women's rights, later known as "Ain't I a Woman".
When the Titanic hit, Molly Brown aka The Unsinkable Molly Brown took $500 cash, as many clothes as she could wear and an Egyptian talisman she had recently purchased for good luck.She boarded lifeboat number 6. She took turns rowing the lifeboat with the other passengers and argued to return to the site and pick up more passengers.When she returned to the US, a reporter asked why she didn’t go down with the Titanic and she responded, “because I’m a Brown, we’re unsinkable.”