7 thoughts on “Let me tell you ladies what’s best for you!

  1. Linda Boreman says:

    “Scientist Whose Male Boss Won Nobel For Her Work Is Giving New $3 Million Prize Away :
    Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell is creating a scholarship for women, refugees and minorities to study physics.” https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/scientist-whose-male-boss-won-nobel-for-her-work-is-giving-new-3-million-prize-away_us_5b92bf90e4b0511db3e20987 “Bell Burnell, a Quaker whose religion teaches simple living, claims she doesn’t need to have an extravagant lifestyle. “I don’t want or need the money myself and it seemed to me that this was perhaps the best use I could put to it,” Bell Burnell told the BBC.
    The award honors Bell Burnell for her discovery of pulsars ― neutron stars that emit electromagnetic radiation from their poles. These rapidly spinning radiation beams sweep past the Earth at regular intervals. The award also recognizes her “inspiring scientific leadership over the last five decades” according to a press release.
    Bell Burnell first noticed pulsars during a routine data collection in 1967, with the help of a radio telescope she was in charge of monitoring at Cambridge. Her supervisor, Antony Hewish, ended up winning a Nobel prize for the discovery.”

  2. Lysistrata says:

    “Miss Michigan calls out Flint water crisis in Miss America intro” (Detroit Free Press 9/9/18) https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/09/09/miss-michigan-flint-water-crisis-miss-america-pageant/1252739002/ “Miss Michigan didn’t shy away from politics at Sunday night’s Miss America pageant. The Grass Lake resident introduced herself by saying, “From the state with 84% of the U.S. freshwater but none for its residents to drink, I am Miss Michigan, Emily Sioma.”
    Earlier on Friday, during the last preliminary stage of the competition, Madeline Collins, Miss West Virginia, was asked about what she felt was the most serious issue facing the nation. According to the AP, she replied, “Donald Trump is the biggest issue our country faces. Unfortunately he has caused a lot of division in our country.” Contestants’ responses are limited to 20 seconds, so Collins did not add any other details. https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2018/09/07/miss-america-contestant-says-president-trump-has-caused-division/1230548002/

  3. Mixed-up says:

    “A Word to the Wives” (1955) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=q7EN8CkMY0A (See synopsis under ‘show more’).
    “Features appliances and equipment from Republic Steel Kitchens, Caloric, Whirlpool, Ruud Manufacturing Company, and The Formica Company. Promotes an all-gas kitchen and laundry. American Gas Association offered prints of this film for sale to gas utilities to help them coax builders to incorporate kitchens into their new homes. Producer: Telamerica, Inc. Sponsor: American Gas Association, National Association of Home Builders, and The Woman’s Home Companion”

  4. Mike says:

    “…For some left-leaning Americans, many of them middle-class white women whose prior political frustrations were tempered by a buffer of distance and privilege, life under the Trump Administration has produced an entirely new experience: the disbelief, impotence, and rage of being unable to prevent immoral or unlawful actions. The shock of that experience has galvanized some of those women, sending self-described little old ladies to their first protests, motivating suburban moms who couldn’t previously name their political representatives to start calling them daily, and inspiring twentysomethings to run for office. Taken as a whole, such women are neither exceptionally driven nor exceptionally radical; other activists have been at it far longer, and for more progressive causes. But of all demographic groups in America, the Harvard sociologist Theda Skocpol and the University of Pittsburgh historian Lara Putnam observed in a study earlier this year, it is these women whose “political practices have most changed under Trump.” (“Why Two Chefs in Small-Town Utah Are Battling President Trump” New Yorker Magazine Oct 1, 2018) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/01/why-two-chefs-in-small-town-utah-decided-to-sue-president-trump

  5. LA Woman says:

    “Forgotten Feminisms: Ernestine Rose, Free Radical.” By Judith Shulevitz (The New York Review of Books 11/3/18) https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/11/03/forgotten-feminisms-ernestine-rose-free-radical/
    “Ernestine Louise Rose (1810~1892) was a Jewish suffragist, abolitionist, and freethinker. Her career spanned from the 1830s – 1870s, making her a contemporary to the much more widely celebrated suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Largely forgotten in contemporary discussions of the American women’s rights movement, she was one of its major intellectual forces in nineteenth-century America. Her relationship with Judaism is a debated motivation for her advocacy.” (Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernestine_Rose

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