Conversation with a friend about Rejected Princesses. As a rule, I don’t feel comfortable publicly soapboxing, but occasionally I get riled up.
Where's the post? (or, the move from hell)
In which Jason's life is eaten up by the move from hell.
Maybe you saw that US politician Mitch McConnell silenced fellow US politician Elizabeth Warren from speaking, and gave a quote saying that “she persisted” despite his stern warnings. Many took exception to this. I was one of them. And I tweeted about it. At length.
Using RP as an Academic Source
Could you use Rejected Princesses as an academic source? Well, you could... but you shouldn't.
Why have "evil" princesses?
Some have questioned why I write about brutal and morally reprehensible people, instead of just focusing on good role models. I have thoughts on the matter.
This month's sponsor: CELESTIAL PICTURES
For the next month, you'll be getting twice-weekly illustrations from RP. Half of those will be pioneering butt-kicking ladies of the early martial arts movies of the Shaw Brothers.
"Stagecoach" Mary Fields
Pistol-packing, liquor-swigging, 6'2" black postal carrier/babysitter of the Wild West.
This uneducated rebel preacher upstaged New England magistrates so much that they founded Harvard University in part to prevent women like her from gaining power.
Khawlah bint al-Azwar
When Byzantine forces captured her brother, this warrior poet donned the outfit of a black knight and went on a bloody rescue mission.
When famine hit Jeju island, where she'd been exiled since birth, this prostitute-turned-businesswoman spent her fortune to feed everyone.
When her deadbeat brothers demanded the impossible, this South African princess carried through, and slayed a dragon.