Why You Don’t Need High-Heels During COVID – And Other Things

By Martha Joy Rose I’ve always thought high-heeled shoes were ridiculous. Pretty women teetering on stilettos, inviting bunions, rushing about, that kind of beauty hurts. As it turns out, males in the Persian Empire first wore elevated soles in the 10th Century. The term, killer heels exemplify the fact that warriors used them to grip stirrups whileContinue reading “Why You Don’t Need High-Heels During COVID – And Other Things”

MOM Museum: Reedy Press & Joshua Ginsberg’s New Book Secret Tampa Bay

The Museum of Motherhood is proud to be included in Joshua Ginsberg’s new book, Secret Tampa Bay: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, published by Reedy Press. This guide to the obscure helps unlock secret spots in and around the city including some of the most intriguing and entertaining surprises. Join in aContinue reading “MOM Museum: Reedy Press & Joshua Ginsberg’s New Book Secret Tampa Bay”

HAPPY 100 YEARS OF THE VOTE FOR WOMEN IN AMERICA

Today is the 100 year anniversary of WOMEN GETTING THE VOTE in America. This is such a big deal! Hard to believe, I was born only 37 years after this law was enacted. At the Museum of Motherhood in NYC, we had an area called the Suffragette Sitting Room, where mothers would come and gatherContinue reading “HAPPY 100 YEARS OF THE VOTE FOR WOMEN IN AMERICA”

12 Days of Gender Studies – The Students of MC

ABOUT THIS BLOG SERIES: The holiday season is upon us. You know the song: The Twelve Days of Christmas. This year we’ve got a little twist. I’ve been teaching “Codes of Gender” at Manhattan College since August and the students have presented a number of ideas, poems, manifestos, and in-class presentations that explain some ofContinue reading “12 Days of Gender Studies – The Students of MC”