In my high school AP US History class, one of our teachers was super into women’s history. She had “herstory” as the title of her bulletin board and spent what we considered “too long” covering the womens’ lib/suffrage movement. It won’t be on the test, we thought. It’s only on the test every few years, it couldn’t possibly be this year. Better to focus on the Civil War and Reconstruction. Lo and behold, the day of the AP test came and my peers and I opened our booklets to be greeted with an essay question about a women’s history topic that I no longer remember (something about the 1920s). I remember that we collectively burst out in a nervous giggle until our proctor yelled at us to shut up. A week later when the essay topics were sent back to our school, our teacher stood in front of the class, read the question out loud, and ended it with “so THERE.” I ended up getting a 4. I’ll never forget her. We’re Facebook friends. Maybe I should say hello sometime.