In reply to: 15 Remarkable Women We Overlooked in Our Obituaries - The New York Times
Since 1851, The New York Times has published thousands of obituaries: of heads of state, opera singers, the inventor of Stove Top stuffing and the namer of the Slinky. The vast majority chronicled the lives of men, mostly white ones; even in the last two years, just over one in five of our subjects were female.
These are all well worth a read, but I’d be amiss if I didn’t suggest you start with Charlotte Brontë…the best novelist. Full stop.