In honor of International Women’s Day, here’s a list of great resources for and about women:
Miss Representation – If you get a chance to watch this documentary film about the portrayal of women in the media, take it! Watch it with your daughters, your granddaughters, and the men who love all of you. I first saw it on OWN, then saw it a second time last night at a public screening, followed by a great discussion. I was encouraged that a group of high schoolers (some of them boys) were there as well! One of them made note of the fact that many of us in attendance were “old women,” which led to a discussion about how some of us could mentor the young women in town.
Great blogs by intelligent, savvy women:
Feminist Law Prof – Twitter is a wonderful thing. I just “discovered” Liz via Twitter and am already enamored with her interesting and provocative posts.
Broadside – Caitlin Kelly is a journalist, author, and world traveler whose content will keep you engaged.
Finally, today is Purim, a Jewish holiday celebrating how Queen Esther saved the Jews from the evil Haman. It’s always great to have a woman be the heroine of a story! There are so few! Last night as we watched Miss Representation, clips of Rush Limbaugh brought hisses and boos — much in the way Haman is booed and hissed at the raucous Purim celebrations.
As I close out the week, here are a few photos, one from last night as the moon shone over the water, and another from this morning’s sunrise. Enjoy! “See” you next week!
Happy For-Us Day! 😀 Great recommendations!
Hey there! Glad you “stopped in” today! Hope you’re doing well!
(Hugs you big-time) Yup. Just had to take a hiatus to re-center and help out someone in need. So good to read your fantasticness. 😀
Thanks, Maureen. You have always been so supportive, and it means a lot to me.
Aww, you’re the best! Just facebooked this entry – I’ve heard great things about Miss Representation and will have to check out your other suggestions!
So glad you dropped by to visit! You are a wonderful writer…so nice to meet you here on the Internets!
Nadine, Thanks for the suggestions. I will be checking out those blogs.And beautiful photos!
Happy belated women’s day, Nadine. Love the photos.
I’m passing a Sunshine Blog award on to you. Stop by my blog at http://ute-carbone.blogspot.com/2012/03/sunshine-award.html if you’d like to accept!
Thanks, Ute! I appreciate it!
I’m still having trouble leaving comments on your blog. I spent a few minutes this morning trying to figure out the problem, but no luck. *scratching my head* I’ll give it another shot a little later.
Hi Nadine – I appreciated your comment over on Kristen’s site, trotted right on over here to get to know you better, and smiled to see this post. I celebrated International Women’s Day by watching Miss Representation last night… Wow. Maybe that’s a big reason why a post about not being “political” struck such a nerve today! 🙂 I’m glad to meet you and your work.
That was some documentary, eh? So powerful. I felt encouraged to have several young people in the audience and a thoughtful discussion about matching us older women with younger ones to create mentoring relationships. Gives me hope! Thanks for hanging out at my blog. I think Kristen does great work…I just hope we can find a healthy balance on the political stuff.
Nadine, I was also at the Port Townsend screening of Miss Representation Wednesday night, and was moved as much by the audience as by the documentary. I agree, it was a great way to celebrate Int’l Women’s Day — a few hours early.
I found your blog when you made a connection with Local 20/20’s Facebook page (I’m an administrator), and I hope you can find a way to connect with our sustainability group. Glad to have you in town!
Hi, Shelly! Thanks for the warm welcome. We are brand-new to town and still going back & forth between PT and Houston for the next few weeks. Once we get more settled, I would love to get involved!
Thank you so much for the link! Honored to be included on your list.
My pleasure! I was excited to find your blog.