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"Unbought and Unbossed" – The Story of Shirley Chisholm

She hired only women in her congressional office, 50% were white. She once said, “Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.” In 1972, she became the first women to run for the Democratic presidential nomination against George McGovern. She had a diverse base, but knew she would most likely lose. She didn’t do it to win the presidential election. “Chisholm said she ran for the office “in spite of hopeless odds… to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo.”‘

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Never Underestimate #GIRLPOWER in A Child’s World

If you live in Atlanta, you’ve probably listened to The Bert Show on Q100. The format of the show is unique because the entire staff takes part in the morning program and the stories that are shared could easily come out of any popular sitcom. But sometimes, life gets in the way and the show […]

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Checkmate Paula Broadwell: Military Intelligence still an Oxymoron

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” Winston Churchill spoke this immortal words on August 16, 1940. He was referring to the heroic efforts of the Royal Air Force pilots battling the Nazi war machine in order to stave off a German invasion. It’s powerful […]

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Why Did it Take Women to Bring Down Sandusky?

When women see Joe Paterno, they see a football coach.  Apparently, when the Penn State campus police, the Penn State Athletic Director, its President and a graduate assistant see him, they see legend.  Or at least it would seem.  Some of the most powerful men in America were not only told about Sandusky’s child abuse […]

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Rank Your Issues: Women’s Party of America

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Remembering the Women who made a Difference [click to watch video]

As the years go by, we will always remember the women who endured ridicule, arrest, and public shunning, thank you for lighting the path then and now. We will keep it burning. Share This:

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Why do I love this Story? Woman Hurls Dead Raccoon at City Hall

I have had far too many days over the past few years when I wanted to hurl a dead raccoon at something or someone.  I think it started with 9-11, has escalated with the recession, poor economy, high unemployment numbers, and poor choice of political candidates.  So I can relate to the woman in Burlington, […]

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BELIEVE IT: AIBA Wants Female Boxers to Wear Skirts in the Ring

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will mark the Games’ debut of women’s boxing.  For women who box, it’s an important step to equality…until the Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur (AIBA)”presented female boxers ‘with skirts, rather than the usual shorts during last year’s World Championships, “which [AIBA] wanted to ‘phase in for international competitions.’” The […]

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Happy Thanksgiving thanks to a Woman!

Most people don’t know the history of Thanksgiving beyond the story of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians sitting down as friends to celebrate the harvest of 1621 after a long, difficult winter.   [As an aside, the sons of the Wampanoag Chief Massasoit, Alexander and Phillip would die at the hands of the colonists 54 […]

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SPOOKY: UNEXPLAINED DROP IN BIRTHS ON HALLOWEEN…

Can women really delay their baby’s birth by simply willing it?  Yale researchers noticed an interesting blip in U.S. birth rates on October 31st.  WaHaHaHa! [cue the scary music]. Lead author of the study, Becca Levy, is an associate professor of epidemiology and psychology at Yale.  The “blip” was a 5.3 percent decrease in spontaneous births […]

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Does this Photo Make Me Look Old and Grouchy?

Maureen Reagan once said, “I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as incompetent as some of the men who are already there.” I’m not at all suggesting that Michele Bachmann is incompetent.  My point that this image of Bachmann is one step in our quest for equality.  […]

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So You’re on a Plane and a Drunk Man Starts to Hit on You…

Twenty-five year-old Danielle Valimont easily earns the honor of being our GIRLFRIEND OF THE WEEK.  On Friday, May 20th, Valimont boards a flight from Dallas to Atlanta.  As luck would have it, 40 year-old Bryan Sisco disregarded his seat assignment and happened to be sitting in the seat next to Valimont. “He moved his belongings […]

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Secretary Clinton ERASED out of White House Official Photo

The “Situation Room Photo” officially released by the White House showing President Obama and his National Security team watching updates of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound is said the be the most viewed photo on Flickr according to CNN.  It is historic.  Many in the blogosphere are even spending time analyzing the placement […]

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“Worst case is some women may have little beards.”

Just a month after our GIRLFRIENDS’ Post, American Women are Being Poisoned, Should We Care, the governor of Maine issued a dire warning to women regarding the health effects of bisphenol A. “The only thing that I’ve heard is if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave and you heat it […]

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Why Are these World Leaders Wearing the Same Color of Lipstick? Power Magenta!

Slide shown at TEDWomen Conference Top Row (L-R):  President Laura Chinchilla, Costa Rica; President Tarja Halonen, Finland; President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia; Prime Minister Mari Johanna Kiviniemi, Finland; President Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina; Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Second Row (L-R): Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Australia; President Doris Leuthard, Switzerland; President Dalia Grybauskait, […]

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