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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thinking Women

Recently, some good examples of women helping women - regardless of political persuasion - have produced rewarding results. March is the month designated to recognize International Women's Day.

A new website has been launched this month by some intelligent, politically savvy women. The site, www.motherofallconservatives.com, brings thought provoking political content from a conservative point of view. My blog friend, Lizzi at The Bitten Word; Megan Jordan who is the brain behind BlogNosh.com; Allie Worthington who began the phenom known as Domestic Bliss; Dana Loesch from Mamalogues in the blog world and talent of her own St. Louis radio show; Kim Priestap from Wizbang; Christine, a former physician and now a freelance photographer; Leslie Finger from the Seattle Mom Blog Community; Katie Howard of Moms in the Right blog are the founders. New contributors are being brought in and I am happy to say that I am one. My slot is Tuesday afternoons and I will publish a post each week then. I encourage you to check it out.

I watched an interview recently conducted with Sally Field. She was in Washington, D.C. to attend an award ceremony for Vital Voices. This is the description from the website:

"Vital Voices Global Partnership’s programs invest in emerging and established women leaders who are working to increase women's political participation and representation, build women business leaders and catalyze successful entrepreneurship, and combat human rights violations that are widely affecting women across the globe. In raising these women’s voices, we promote positive change to transform our world."

Actress Sally Field, a Democrat, was praising Republican women like Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) and former First Lady Laura Bush for work throughout the years with the organization. The original idea of the global partnership sprung from the Beijing conference attended by then First Lady Hillary Clinton. It concentrated on women's rights around the world.

Laura Bush continues to do an enormous amount of work on behalf of Afghani women and will be remembered for bringing the message of the importance of breast health and mammograms to Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries in the Arab world.

Kay Bailey Hutchinson spoke of her admiration of now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's strong personal dignity as she lost her quest to be the Democratic Presidential nominee. As Senator Hutchinson spoke of Clinton's ability to never let her face show her pain as she conceded the race, Clinton was described in the newspaper account as tearing up with emotion while listening to the tribute.

Thinking women. Actively involved women. It's a good thing.

1 comment:

Lizzi said...

We're so happy to have you Karen! Thanks for contributing!