美语知识：妇女历史 Sandy, Womens History Alive (33)
Y: 各位众好， 我是杨晨。欢迎您到美语咖啡屋。
J: Hello everyone! Welcome to American Cafe! Today we are going to celebrate Women's Equality Day that is celebrated on August 26th.
J: You had to say it, didn't Yang Chen.
J: It's a good question. But I don't think we'll talk about it today. But we will talk about Sandy Hansen. Sandy owns a business called Women's History Alive!
Y: Women's History Alive! 就是用舞台表演的形式来讲述妇女在历史上的地位。 Sandy一个人要在舞台上扮演好多的人物。
J: That's right. Sandy takes the rich history of women that is often ignored in history classes and in history books and takes it to the stage to really make it alive.
Sandy Hansen: I'm Sandy Hansen. I'm from Holland, Michigan. And my business is called Women's History Alive. I do one-women plays on famous women in American history.
J: When Sandy realized that the history of women was overlooked, she created a way to fill the void!
Y: "Fill the void," 就是添补空白的意思。
J: And the void she wanted to fill is an area of women's history. Sandy got her degree in Women's Studies and it was such a new concept that she literally had to design her own major.
Y: 没错。很多大学根本没有妇女历史这门课。其实是不对的，妇女为了推动历史做出这么大的贡献。你看历史上有过那么多伟大的女性，Harriet Tubman.
J: Oh, and don't forget Amelia Earhart.
Y: Susan B. Anthony.
J: Oh, in China, don't forget Jiang Qing.
Y: Okay, Jody, 你不要开玩笑。
J: Sorry. Sorry.
Sandy Hansen: My mission is to share women's history to give girls confidence that they can go on and do things in their lives and for adult women, as well, to feel confident to try stuff.
J: It's just a great idea to increase a woman's confidence that they're able to do whatever we want. Sometimes women may know intellectually that we can whatever we want, but deep down we may not be so sure.
J: Exactly. The scope is much larger than just women. Sandy feels that women's history is essential to every single person: boy, girl, male, female... Again here's Sandy.
Sandy: I think that women's history is essential to every single person, boys and girls, male, female, adult men and women, because we learn to respect women when we hear of the wonderful things that they did.
J: And Yang Chen, Sandy is great example herself. She started her own business to fulfill her mission in life. I just think that's great.
J: And Sandy seems born for the stage. In this next quote Sandy she calls herself an "extrovert." Yang Chen ...
Y: "Extrovert" 就是外向的人。
J: Oh, right.
J: Oh, thank you. 外向的人.
J: "Extrovert" is a little difficult so I'm going to spell it very quickly. E-X-T-R-O-V-E-R-T. "Extrovert." So, again here's Sandy.
Sandra: I love being on stage. And I love making people laugh at my jokes and sharing women's history with people. I'm really an extrovert. I really love to have people looking at me and talking to me and thinking I'm wonderful and being on stage. Even if you do a bad job people clap for you.
J: She was great. She was very entertaining. You can tell that she really loves women's history.
J: Oh, are you kidding me? That would be incredibly scary. It's hard enough to get on stage in front of an audience. It's even more difficult when you're alone.
J: Take our show for example. There's two of us and I get blamed for everything.
J: See you later!