You go, girl!!!

From here:
In a speech that roamed from the practicalities of health care to the vision of space exploration at the end of the universe, Mrs Heinz Kerry presented an image of a first lady who will not easily be pigeonholed, either as a liability or an adoring spouse
“My right to speak my mind, to have a voice, to be what some have called opinionated,” she told the delegates, “it is a right I deeply and profoundly cherish. And my only hope is that one day soon, women who have all earned their right to their opinions, instead of being called opinionated we will be called smart and well-informed, just like men.”
“”This evening, I want to acknowledge and honour the women of this world whose wise voices for much too long have been excluded and discounted,” she said. “It is time for the world to hear women’s voices in full and at last.”
(The quotes above from the speech by Teresa Heinz Kerry at the Democratic Convention.)
Now there’s a Major American Crone if there ever was one!!!
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3 thoughts on “You go, girl!!!

  1. And let’s not overlook the fact that she’s a woman with an activist past who as a girl went into the bush in Mozambique with her doctor father to run clinics and experienced the death of a young child in her arms; who experienced what it was like then to live under a dictatorship where one didn’t dare express an opinion against the govt; who went to South Africa to college and marched with other women in a losing battle against apartheid; who involved herself in environmental battles; who speaks 5 languages; who has the guts to tell a rightist reporter who is mischaracterizing her words to “shove it.”
    Her life experience and understanding are way, way beyond sitting in a photo op read-to-the kids activity…isn’t it?

  2. Absolutely. And all of those experiences have helped to make her the person she is today, the person who is not afraid to voice her opinions. What a role model she would be for the females of America.

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