Badass Bitches of History (Part two)

Lauren Writes

Like most things in my life, this blog post is a little late.

For my birthday my grandmother bought me the most glorious book: the Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. It is a thousand pages of intrigue and strange stories, folk figures and murky meanings. It is my favourite thing to lose time in, going from one root word to another.

I was however, amid the feelings of awe and amusement, slightly disheartened by the lack of lady folk between the pages. Now, as a book that centres on the English language I can hardy expect it to be an anthology of every existence, yet the missing history saddens me: we women can only exist in myth or as a muse it seems.

So I did what any consistently angry feminist would do: I started writing in my own. For instance, one little titbit of floral folklore is that…

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