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Yoga Korunta

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Location: United States

One learns, as nothing endures but change.

26 January 2007

Great Women of History

Bloggers, please submit the names of women whom you think influenced history and/or women in a positive way. This is for a dramatic presentation and cannot be a living person, else, I'd suggest the names of my Muses. I would prefer that the list be American women who would be good role models for the generation which will replace us. Thank you!


Blogger msliberty said...

What a great call out!

I could think of dozens and dozens...

My first submission: Subcomandante Ramona, who death came much too soon.

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Thank you, Ms Liberty. I agree with her in that there must be better prenatal care for mothers and that children should have a healthful way to begin life.

I haven't blogged about it, but four days ago I attended a funeral for a seven month old boy who died in womb.

Blogger ae said...

Great topic, David. I'll list three off the top of my head, all of whom were women without privilege who were unbelievably courageous:

Harriet Tubman
Fannie Lou Hamer
Mother Jones

But I can't stop! How about women of (relative) privilege who were courageous?

Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
Margaret Sanger
Ida Tarbell

Good luck w/ your presentation! I hope you'll blog about it.

P.S. Very sorry to hear about the funeral you attended. Devastating.

Blogger msliberty said...

If we are a society that respects and values life and believes that life begins within the womb, then we MUST also consider safe, affordable prenatal care a RIGHT.

I am so sorry for the loss of this life, even before it had the chance to flourish.

Blogger msliberty said...

Frances Perkins
Jane Aadams
Shirley Chisholm
Helen Keller

How many do you need? :)

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Thank you, ae. Personally, I have more admiration for those who take risk and don't have the safety net of money or family.

The presentation is a project my mother is doing for her local women's club.

What can one say about a funeral of this type?

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Ms Liberty, until the untimely funeral, I didn't understand how important prenat care is.

In the fifties the dangers weren't known; I was the second pregnancy and my father is Rh +.

There is no limit. My mother mentioned the project so I volunteered to ask the better informed bloggers. Thanks all!

Blogger msliberty said...

Then I humbly also nominate Lucy Parsons! What a woman!

Oh, and please, please post on how the event goes!

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Ms Liberty, it is always a pleasure to consider another candidate! You, ae, and the others have opened my eyes to heroes I did not know existed. All the names will be in the subject pool, and when my mother writes the presentation it will be posted here. Thanks again!

Blogger catherine belle said...

I hope this counts, but how about women making science contributions?

Barbara McClintock

Rosalind Franklin (big controversy around her work- you must read about it!) She is why I don't just credit Watson and Crick for determining the structure of DNA

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Thank you, Catherine! These names are welcomed as candidates for the presentation. I've often wondered how much Watson and Crick owe the scientists who helped pave the way.

Blogger barbie2be said...

one of my co-workers has a kitty named rosalind after rosalind franklin. her other kitty is named einstein but rosalind clearly rules the household. :) as it should be.

Blogger islandamazon said...

What a great call! If I am not to late and even if I am a few great women who come to mind...

Sojourner Truth!
Pocahontas (did you know that the Bush family supposedly claims ties to her???)
Frances Barkley (the first European woman to sail to North America)
Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin and great abolitionist
I could go on and on! Someone ought to start a hera website

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

This is an ongoing project, so new names are always welcomed! Thank you for these ideas and please stop back!

Blogger msliberty said...

I very respectfully submit Molly Ivins, who continues to be one of my muses.

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

New name added to the list. Thank you!


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