by Jon Winkleman, Thu Apr 10, 2008 at 09:30:57 PM EDT
There is a lot more I am writing myself about Donna's role in the DNC's decision to not seat Fl and MI.
In this blog the author posts real Email conversations Donna had with her.
Donna is out of her mind and is claiming that SHE saved Bill Clinton's presidency and that the nation still sees Donna as Gores spokesperson. So if Donna officially endorses Obama everyone will see it as Gore's position as well.
BTW: if Obama wins, Donna is speculated to be the probable chair of the DNC.
Please forward this to CNN and tell them they can no longer let Brazile pretend to be a "neutral" commentator.
by Elsinora, Mon Apr 07, 2008 at 08:06:45 PM EDT
I want some credit: I've come this far in the political primary season without losing my cool, despite being constantly attacked by older women because I voted for Obama. Being a strong feminist pursuing a male-dominated career, I let the slurs and aspersions slide, and mostly ignored the women calling me a "female chauvenist" and a "mindless MTV-bot" (I'm a senior in college).
The other day, I passed a fellow college student who was sporting a Hillary '08 button. She took one look at my Obama button, sputtered a bit, and snapped, "Where the hell did your mother go wrong?"
Good question, albeit rudely phrased. I'll leave it to you to judge...but first, let me introduce you to the great lady I am honored to call my mother.
by catchaz, Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 12:06:17 PM EDT
The woman who coined the word "womanism" to apply to feminisms directed by women of color has written a beautiful article on where we are now. Walker asks her sisters to use their inner "goddess of three directions" to look at the past, present, and future. Walker herself does this, and decides:
"We have come a long way, Sisters, and we are up to the challenges of our time. One of which is to build alliances based not on race, ethnicity, color, nationality, sexual preference or gender, but on Truth. Celebrate our journey. Enjoy the miracle we are witnessing."
the full, beautiful article is here:
by truthteller2007, Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 10:34:59 AM EDT
The contributions that women have made to the history of this nation are rarely acknowledged. Most of the children in the country grow up not knowing that women were at the forefront of the anti-slavery, civil right, social reform, suffrage, and gay rights movements. They stood up for others, but few have stood up for them.
The first women's movement began around 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York, when Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott and others formed organizations to fight for votes for women. The movement came to fruition in 1919 when the 19th Amendment became part of the Constitution.
The second women's movement began in the late 1960's and 70's with women's liberation. Its focus was to attain equal rights and equal pay for women, and should have come to fruition in the early 1980's with the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, but unfortunately, it did not occur.
by Natasha Chart, Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 01:22:28 PM EST
Did you know that women could be raging, misogynist jerks, too?
Well, they can be! Even though this ironically proves that women are fully capable of doing jobs often considered the exclusive domain of men. The only caveat is that you have to pretend you're stupid. But come on, we're women; all too many of us had an MA in pretending we were stupid by the age of 12.
(Hey misogynist guys, question for you ... Would you find it more disturbing if you discovered that your female SO was faking climax or that she was secretly wicked smart? Hmmmmm. I digress.)
Yet, like being a Black conservative, being a female misogynist can land you some really lucrative, high-profile, media and foundation gigs. Since I am nothing if not interested in helping other women compete equally with men in the job market, I've helpfully pulled together a guide to woman-bashing for women, below the fold.
Ooh, and huge thanks to my super empowered Sisters whose recent writings made this task so easy that even a woman could knock it out in an afternoon ;D LOL! Shall we get on with it, girls ...