Tessa Thompson is to portray one of the most colorful women alive today.
Hard-living, hard-drinkin’, hardcore: beloved and belittled London Sarah Mapp had one hell of a life, earning both adulation and scorn in her career as a bonesetter.
This trader published extensively about her travels into little-visited parts of the world, opening up the minds of the British public in the process.
The Italian mob had a fatal weakness: its shameful attitude toward women. Once the wives turned on the “family,” it all started tumbling down.
I am posting this as a gigantic middle finger to the work of 1876 Harvard doctor Edward H Clarke, who argued that studying too hard made women infertile.
J Edgar Hoover called America's first female codebreaker “one of the cleverest woman operators I have encountered. Cultured, businesslike, cunning… she presented one of the most difficult problems in detection the FBI has tackled in this war.”