Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Is Pelosi the Most Powerful Woman in US History?

Chris McGreal poses this question in an article from The Guardian. McGreal details the shift in perception of Nancy Pelosi from "political gift" to the Republicans to possibly the best Speaker for a century. Interesting read...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month and the Library of Congress, among several other national institutions, have joined together to pay tribute to the female side of our country's heritage. The theme for this year is "Writing Women Back Into History," and considering the current Texas textbook uproar, it's a good thing someone has our interests at heart in that regard.

The dedicated website is rich in information, images, audio, and video. Take a look. You might just feel a little inspired!

Wise Words of the Week

"We've chosen the path to equality; don't let them turn us around." (Geraldine Ferraro, first female vice presidential candidate)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wise Words of the Week

"There will never be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers." (Susan B. Anthony)

In Remembrance of Award-Winning Poet Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton addressed the difficult subjects of injustice, sexism, and racism in very beautiful ways. See the article and listen to Clifton read selected poems here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Gender Equality Just An Illusion?

Jessica Valenti, author and founder of Feministing.com, contributes this thought-provoking article to The Washington Post.