Tip of the Hat to Great Childfree Women in History

Seeing how it is Women’s History month, let’s give a nod to some awesome childfree women of history.

Starting with the subject of Molley Peacock’s most recent biography of artist Mary Delaney, others include:

Amelia Earhart, Annie Sullivan , Karen Blixen

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WA Post Ruth Marcus Gets it! Fallin, Put Down the Mommy Card

Postscript to my last two posts that I just have to pass on–thanks to a visitor of this blog who sent me an article by Ruth Marcus, Washington Post columnist on Mary Fallin pulling the mommy card with Jari Askins. Both are running for governor in Oklahoma.

I especially like Marcus’ comments about if Fallin’s opponent was a man:

“If Fallin were running against an unmarried man, the I’m-a-parent-and-you’re-not card wouldn’t be quite so loaded: A ‘childless’ female candidate tends to be perceived as lacking in an essential way that a man without children is not. And if Askins’ opponent were a married father, he would probably be smarter than to bring up her marital and maternal status for fear of the ensuing backlash.”

Here’s the rest of Marcus’ take:

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Motherhood a Prerequisite for Justice-hood? Please!

On President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan–First let me say that if our society truly believed that parenthood was an OPTION in life the ludicrous discussion out there of late would not need to occur… Continue reading “Motherhood a Prerequisite for Justice-hood? Please!”

Feminism: What Does It Mean Today?

In the fall of 2007, two 23 year olds, Emma Bernstein and Nona Willis Aronowitz set out on a road trip across the U.S. to ask 20 somethings what feminism means to them. They interviewed about 250 women in 25 cities, and their story is told in the new book, Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism.  Continue reading “Feminism: What Does It Mean Today?”