Finding her in history: Confronting the traditions of misogyny

Rosemary Papa

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This monograph was cultivated from the AERA SIG, Women in Education 2016 address and delivers a brief review of his-story in terms of the lack of her-story being included through three parallel lines: 1) historical documents on formation of the family and work in and outside the home from the Paleolithic era; 2) the development of traditional religions and the subjugation of women beginning with the conniving seductress Eve; and, 3) the discussion of major wars and the nation/state policies produced throughout history with impacts on girls and women, as well, the precarious health of the planet. This brief review of his-story reveals the continued exclusion of her-story with the example of Willystine Goodsell, a historian, ironically erased from history in education. The premise that subjugation of women and children as lesser than males has been supported both in the name of protecting them and in shaming them. The combined ubiquitous effects of disequilibrium created by mankind in wars, religions, education, social capital, economics and politics, have ensured his-story is the one recorded. This monograph suggests a more balanced approach to the written her-his-story requires inclusion of all the population and the secular educating of especially girls and women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages74
ISBN (Electronic)9783319566115
ISBN (Print)9783319566108
StatePublished - Jun 16 2017


  • Actions for gender global balance
  • Balance
  • Her-his-spectrum
  • Her-story
  • His-story
  • History of mankind
  • Our-story
  • Participatory parity
  • Poverty
  • Protection
  • Willystine Goodsell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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