Girls’ School for Politics Open Now

Girls’ School for Politics Open Now

Dear Readers:

Good morning.

At the link above is my back-to-school blogpost, which appeared late last week in RH Reality Check and in Huffington Post Politics.

Though not all of you are enrolled in this school, if you are curious about the lessons it teaches, I think the post will be informative.

Related to this topic, September is the birth month of Jane Addams, one of America’s greatest politicians, though she was never elected to any government office.

The first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, among other great political acts, Addams was president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom during another warring time in our history.

Of course, Addams wouldn’t have known and, if she had, she probably wouldn’t have liked, the term “girl power,” but that is what she was all about.

And that’s what we need to be all about, too. Read here, to learn how to think about girl power in these times.

Best wishes.

Rebecca

Why do women run for office? Because they are all feminists.

Dear Readers,

This Fourth of July piece of mine, about “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for women,* was just posted in the Huffington Post Women feed.

Do tell me your thoughts and all the best for your Fourth of July weekend.

Sincerely,

Rebecca

*Including women who would be president, e.g., Hillary Clinton and Michele Bachmann

Planned Parenthood’s Almost Demise, Michele Bachmann’s Presidential Exploration, Geraldine Ferraro’s Death Mark New Chapter in American History

Dear Readers,

Can I tell you that “I’ve had it up to here” with the current national strategies for securing women’s rights, and positions of greater power for pro-choice women, in American politics?

The proverbial march isn’t the answer, but we sure have lost our way. Here are my current thoughts on the matter:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-sive/michele-bachmann-presidential-run_b_847433.html

Best wishes.

Rebecca
(with a new website at: http://www.rebeccasive.com/; I hope you’ll check it out.)