I'm not sure when I'll be able to start up with new content, but I figure it'll be sooner if I can remind myself that this exists more often. So, I'll start by posting recommendations to articles I find, because a lot of the time other people say things a hell of a lot better than I ever could.
So without further ado: I've been in several arguments within the last while about whether or not women actually did anything in history. Apparently women never fought, or held any sort of power, that sort of thing. Sure was news to me. Historically treatment of women has been lousy, but that doesn't mean none of them ever did anything. Historical records can hardly be called free from bias.
Today I was reminded of those arguments by an excellent post I found on the subject. Have a look at it here, and also have a look at some excellent commentary I found here.