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In recognition of Women’s History Month, which is this month, in case you didn’t know, The National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY has named it’s 2009 inductees for the Hall. 

I went to Wikipedia and linked, where I could, their names to any information about these women. I must tell you however, as has been noted before for other women, who are not actresses or singers, there is a paucity of information. Clearly someone needs to dedicate time to Wiki in this area.

To be inducted in to the Hall is a great honor in recognition of an extraordinary life. This year’s inductees are:

Louise Bourgeois

Dr. Mildred Cohn

Karen DeCrow

Susan Kelly-Dreiss

Dr. Allie B. Latimer

Emma Lazarus

Dr. Ruth Patrick

Rebecca Talbot Perkins

Dr. Susan Solomon

Katherine Stoneman

On October10-11, these women will be officially inducted, along with three historical figures, during the Seneca Falls celebration that marks first women’s rights convention in 1848 and the 72 year struggle for women’s suffrage.

Perhaps between now and October, some of us can memorialize the celebration and acknowledgment these women deserve.

 

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Of Vocabulary and the Fourth

Filed under: Diversity, Politics, Sense of place — Ed Quillen at 11:34 am on Saturday, July 5, 2008

[Thus it seems odd that we often read of patriots and patriotism, but seldom see mat riots and matriotism — they ought to be pretty much the same thing. On the other hand, if we’re trying to avoid sexism, matriot is no improvement on patriot.] 

UPDATED LINK: http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/of-vocabulary-and-the-fourth?

 

When I see these ruminations, plucked from the GOAT’S hinterlands, I am immediately plunged back into some of the philosophical swing stage discussions in which I, and my coworkers engaged. Life isn’t always fair; versus, if it’s not right, fix it.

What then, to make of the fact that the 160th anniversary of the Seneca Falls convention passed with relatively little fanfare? (If you need a refresher check this, and this out.)

In a web search yesterday of “seneca falls” 160 anniversary, I found just 4,130 results. This is a sad commentary when, “hillary sleaze” will get you 3,650, and “hillary liar”, will get you another 3,690 hits.

10 years ago Hillary Clinton, as First Lady, gave a speech commemorating the 150th anniversary. So you see, the gravitas of Senator Clinton is now synonymous with the date. 

Remarks by the First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton

150th Anniversary of the First Women’s Rights Convention 

Seneca Falls, New York

July 16, 1998

http://clinton4.nara.gov/WH/EOP/First_Lady/html/generalspeeches/1998/19980804-3206.html

It makes perfect sense that Senator Obama chose this week to fly away on his much anticipated but delayed international trip. How lovely it would have been to overwrite history at the Brandenburg Gate. Alas, the Germans wouldn’t allow it.

Frederick Douglass would not be amused. He would have an idea on how to fix it.

 

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