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21st Century Lesbian Trailer Trash

These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Another Light Gone

Betty Friedan, sometimes referred to as the Mother of the modern feminist movement, died on her 85th birthday, February 4, 2006.

"I never set out to write a book to change women's lives, to change history," said Friedan, who always kept a sense of wonder about her place in history as the mother of the contemporary women's movement.

"It's like, 'Who, me?' Yes, me. I did it. And I'm not that different from other women…. Maybe my power and glory was that I could speak my truth as a woman and it was the truth of every woman."

If every woman spoke her truth, how might our world change?

Kinja, the weblog guide


Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

She did so much to lead the way.

Rest well, Betty... you earned it.

Your Sisters

6:11 PM PST  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

Damn, I forgot... for you, nony, etc who are out here blogging, check out BlogHer.

BlogHer is the voices of blogging women, and the more we provide linkage to our voices, the more strength we have. I was just reading tonight how a commentator on MSNBC said blogher was going to be an online force... is up to you, but it is a very worthy site. Picture iV when it started, this takes it to the next level.

6:18 PM PST  

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