Monday, March 15, 2010

While The Tempest Rages

Over the Healthcare Bill (will the Democrats have the votes? Will they use Rep. Slaughter's idea to circumvent democratic action to get the Bill through? Will our elected officials ever care what we have to say about this bill STILL laden with all the pork and payoffs - yes, still in there even though Obama said they'd be taken out, will we be saddled with this homage to Obama's ego at any cost?), I chose to continue to focus on Women's History Month. Hey, we're over half the population after all - I think we can handle learning more about incredible women in history, right? That's what I thought!

This is an incredible video, with quotes from women who have made a difference, many of them Nobel Laureates when the Prize was still given out for actual accomplishments (ahem). Many of them you may not recognize, but you may well have heard of the work they do:



These are but a few of the women past and present who have made, or are making a difference. Amazing. And like many of us, these women do what they do because it is the right thing to do, not because they want accolades or recognition. They want to solve problems, and make the world a better place to live for everyone. Some do it by political opposition. Some by planting trees, still others by feeding the poor, or clearing out land mines.

Some, like the woman below, does it with words, and oh what a way she has with them. Here is Maya Angelou:



Wow. What an amazing woman (who supported Hillary Clinton, as most of us know). What a fantastic view she has of women, too. So today, this post is for all of you "phenomenal women" out there, and you all are. Each and every one of you is, without question!

2 comments:

SFIndie said...

Omigosh, Rev, "Phenomenal Woman" is one of my all-time favorite poems. I've not heard it read by Maya Angelou before...amazing! And Anais Nin's quote is also one of my favorites. I think I even listed in on my Facebook profile!

And of course let's not forget another phenomenal woman - Hillary Clinton, who continues to work tirelessly on behalf of women and girls throughout the world.

And it STILL just burns me to remember that with all these amazing women, Ms. Magazine had to choose the Pretender as the face of the "new feminist". I wonder how that's workin' for them now?

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, SF!

I am so glad that I was able to post your favorite poem! Isn't Maya Angelou just AMAZING?? Wow. I was thrilled to find a version of her reading her own work. It really brings it to life, doesn't it?

Hillary - she is just Hillary. I was talking to an old jr. high/high school friend the other day who lives in NYC. She shares our love for Hillary as well as our disdain for the Pretender. She asked me if I thought Hillary was getting prettier as she ages. And I DO! I think she is just beautiful. As my friend said, "she has really grown into herself." Yes - the interior beauty is reflected on the exterior. She is a marvel.

No freakin' kidding abt Ms. I cannot believe they did that still. They completely sold women out. Grrrrr.

Glad you liked the quotes and the poem, SF - that makes me happy!!