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Small Steps Shattering Ceilings

I’m wondering now how best to teach the sort of gender-inclusive history that is so near and dear to my heart in this world that is clearly so desperate for big change, not small celebrations. How do I present triumphant, resilient, energizing female warriors and rulers – but still communicate to my students the how limited and complicated those exceptional people were? How do I tell them about the inequality that pervades history without leaving them feeling helpless and lifeless?

I don’t know what this means for my syllabus yet. But this is what I’m thinking about. If you’re thinking about these things too, leave me a comment or come find me on Twitter.

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