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The Mystery of the Woman in the Ironed Mask

So good of you to ask

You didn’t? Well, I’m going to solve it anyway.

You may remember that women were second-class citizens (apart from cake-eating French royalty) when Alexander Dumas published The Man in the Iron Mask in 1826. He wasn’t interested in masked women, though they participated in the…



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Caroline de Braganza

Wise Older Woman (WOW). Poetry, essays, humor. Passion for mental health, social justice, politics, culture, the world. Incorruptible and proud South African!