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Women and Politics: Nancy Pelosi (7/10)

On January 4, 2007, Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives in U.S.—the highest elected office any women had achieved. 632 more words

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Women and Politics: The Declaration of the Rights and Sentiments (6/10)

Written in 1848, the Declaration of the Rights and Sentiments was signed by 68 women and 32 men at the women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. 692 more words

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Elections and Other Scary Stuff

Here we are a couple of weeks post-election day and many of us are still reeling from the selection of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.  538 more words

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FF: American Women in Politics

By the next Femme Friday, American will have a new president. Hopefully. There is the possibility of shenanigans that would prevent the naming of a new president (like back in 2000 when the election went really bananas), but we will hopefully know who by then who will be the next person to sit in the Oval Office. 204 more words


Jeannette and Hillary: On being a Nasty Woman

I am a reader.  My mother used to worry about me because I’d become so wrapped up in whatever I was reading at the moment that I wouldn’t hear people speaking to me, phones ringing, etc.  770 more words

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​“Get this Donald: Nasty women are tough, nasty women are smart and nasty women vote,” ……. “And on November 8th, we nasty women are gonna march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever”– … 69 more words


Meeting Anne Dickson MP CBE: The quintessential ‘grand lady’ of the politics of Northern Ireland

Above: Chamindra Weerawardhana meeting Anne Dickson MP CBE, Carrick, Northern Ireland, June 2016 (©C.Weerawardhana)

In June 2016, I had the good fortune of meeting Anne Laetitia Dickson MP CBE, the first woman to lead a political party in Northern Ireland (and the second in the island of Ireland). 168 more words

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