Quirky History: The Hatpin as a Lady’s Weapon of Choice

On January 28, 2016, I published this post on Quirk Books.

Quirky History: The Hatpin as a Lady’s Weapon of Choice

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And you thought all this Pride and Prejudice and Zombies lady-fighter talk was just fiction. Hatpins were originally designed to be used in pairs to fasten a woman’s hat to her hair. But in the hands of a damsel in distress, a hatpin might just be the deadliest fashion accessory in history.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Condoleezza Rice, and Sally Ride

On October 18, 2014, I published the following post on Book Riot.

Women Are Trailblazers: Three Biographies
Musicians Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Astronaut Sally Ride. Born in the beginning of the 1950s, these women went on to break through the glass ceiling of their respective fields. As the trailblazers they became, their work continues to reverberate across the globe. Curious to know how it all happened?

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