…women were not in early times exempt from war service, nay, probably would have scorned to be so. They fought beside their husbands, and slew or got slain with as reckless a courage as the men, and it was not until the time of St. Columba, late in the sixth century, that a law was passed ordering them to remain in their homes–a fact which alone speaks volumes both for the vigour and the undying pugnacity of the race. –The Story of Ireland by Emily Lawless

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story with a female protagonist who goes to war.

Journaling Prompt: How do you feel about women in combat today?

Art Prompt: Warrior women

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a story about a famous female warrior.

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