I'm a student in Dr. Pernille's Women's History class in the UAE.

First of all, let me thank you for the interesting and insightful threads started on this blog. They help translate our class discussions into real life examples, and help us see the diverse views on these topics we are studying, so thank you for that.

This definition of women's history ties in with many ideas in Gisela Bock's article "Women's History and Gender History", in that women's history includes that of men, and is no less "rich and complicated". It is not something to be studied in isolation, and makes up the environment in which "general history" is studied.

These excerpts almost mirror what we are discussing and debating in our classrooms, so it is very helpful for us to read them - thank you Mrs. Offen!