An Archive of Growth?

Month: September 2017

I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill- treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ’The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.

–Bertrand Russell

 

books

Hop on Pop’s What Now?

Dr Seuss included the word ‘contraceptive’ in a draft of his children’s book Hop on Pop to make sure his publisher was paying attention.

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

–Marie Curie

 

Uncategorized

Merit Ptah

The earliest recorded female physician was Merit Ptah, a doctor in ancient Egypt who lived around 2700 B.C. Many historians believe she may be the first woman recorded by name in…

I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist.

–Sally Kempton

 

Rational

Once in every 2-3 years

By the end of this century, what have been once-in-20-year extreme heat days (one-day events) are projected to occur every two or three years over most of the nation.  (Source:…

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.

–Virginia Woolf

 

feminism

Midwifery

After childbirth, midwives support mothers to breastfeed and to prevent mother-to-child-transmission of HIV. They check the health of the newborn and also counsel the mother on newborn care, birth spacing…