THE. FIRST. WOMEN’S. ISSUES. QUESTION.
(I’m surprised at Romney because why?)
"We went out of our way to try to find women who were qualified for my cabinet."
"I created a flexible schedule for my female staff because they needed to be home to cook dinner for their families."
I get offended every time Romney says the word “women” in any context.
As my work with my University Women’s Center VAWA Grant continues and that specific passion broadens, I have decided that it’s time for the ”Women’s Issues” sub-heading of Support Humanity to evolve into its VERY OWN blog. Of course, similar entries will still exist here, but my new blog will have a much more specialized feminist focus. SO, fellow feminists and gender-issues-curious-followers…
Check us out at LIPSTICK FEMINIST.
AND let me just say… as I was sifting through the blogs I follow here in order to separate out the feminist blogs I will follow on my new site, I ended up with PAGES of blog titles that I regularly check, and I know that there are INCREDIBLE women (and men) behind these pages. I am so impressed by all of your hard work and thankful for all past, present, and future collaborations (all of your ideas and posts that lead me to a new way of thinking or something new to fight for). THANK YOU for the never-ending inspiration.
And if a woman should say she doesn’t want to have children at all, the world is apt to go decidedly peculiar: ‘Ooooh, don’t speak too soon,’ it will say - as if knowing whether or not you’re the kind of person who desires to make a whole other human being in your guts, out of sex and food, then have the rest of your life revolve around its welfare, is a breezy, ‘Hey - whevs’ decision. Like electing to have a picnic on an unexpectedly sunny day or changing the background picture on your desktop. ‘When you meet the right man, you’ll change your mind, dear,’ the world will say, with an odd, aggressive smugness.
*Second Annual International Women’s Day Women Appreciation Post to close the day:
"I hate men who are afraid of women’s strength." - Anaïs Nin
“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” - Roseanne Barr
“Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.” - Gloria Steinem
“Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since. ” - Abigail Adams
“Female friendships that work are relationships in which women help each other belong to themselves.” - Louise Bernikow
“For I conclude that the enemy is not lipstick, but guilt itself; that we deserve lipstick, if we want it, AND free speech; we deserve to be sexual AND serious—or whatever we please; we are entitled to wear cowboy boots to our own revolution.” - Naomi Wolf
"Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels." - Faith Whittlesey
"The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source." - Lucretia Mott
"A woman is like a tea bag. It’s only when she’s in hot water that you realize how strong she is." - Attributed to both Eleanor Roosevelt and Carl Sandburg
"My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it’s very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do." - Ani Difranco