A bit about: Carl Pettit

Carl Pettit
Carl Pettit is a columnist, writer and occasional illustrator working for a variety of colorful publications. He specializes in socio-political issues, as well as a fair amount of satire. Education and work have taken him all over the world, which is why he’s going to indulge in his wanderlust for as long as he possibly can.

More from Carl:

The Culinary Spirit of Chef Dominique Crenn

Dominique Crenn, known for her San Francisco restaurants Atelier Crenn (which has received two coveted Michelin stars) and Petit Crenn, is the World’s Best Female Chef 2016 — as decided by San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

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How Disney’s Splash Paved the Way for Its Heroines

Once upon a time, almost every offering from Disney kicked off with a “once upon a time” kind of theme. After all, Disney was a fairly prudish, conservative corporation tasked with entertaining America’s children while being centered around family values. You know, like orphaning their main characters by killing off their moms.

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Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women in Science

As the name implies, Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is a day dedicated to Ada Lovelace. Just as importantly, it’s a day for celebrating the women working in, interested in, enthralled by, or simply excited to learn more about the global world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Women’s History: Ching Shih, China’s Dangerous Pirate

The story of Ching Shih — Zheng Shi in Mandarin — is a tale of love, betrayal, dodgy dealings with family and empire, plus a fair amount of prostitution — capped off with a lucrative retirement deal, and a legacy as one of the world’s bloodiest pirates.

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