Bad-Ass Women of History

So, Judges 5, aka “The Song of Deborah and Barak,” is our oldest swatch of Hebrew scripture. It’s about a female leader of Israel, who guides her general toward battle. It’s also about a female badass named Jael, who does in the enemy leader with a tent spike. Oldest known Hebrew scripture. Two uppity ladies. No submissiveness for miles. (And don’t even me started on this guy named Barak.)

(Originally posted January 17, 2012)

Bronx Bomber

In my dream, Joe DiMaggio tells an indignant Marilyn Monroe that she is a hack nuclear scientist. He bursts into song with, “You think your project’s Curie-ous, but no, you’re data’s spurious.” I can’t remember what happens next.

(Originally posted July 20, 2011)