History of Women
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History of Women

He Tried to Kiss Her Against Her Will. So She Bit Off His Nose.

The stranger-than-fiction (but true!) story of Caroline Newton.

On the day after Christmas, 1836, Caroline Newton demonstrated that “no” means “no,” in no uncertain terms.

According to Bell’s New Weekly Messenger, a magazine that ran reports of court proceedings, Caroline Newton and her…



If history was a Hollywood movie, the editing room floor would be littered with the stories of women clipped to make room for men’s stories. We are here to tell those stories.

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Amy Colleen

I read a lot of books & sometimes I’m funny. I aspire to be a novelist, practice at humor & human interest writing, and am very fond of the Oxford comma.