Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Two Male Senators Block Women's History Museum

Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim DeMint are blocking the realization of the long-held dream of a National Women's History Museum.

The men's excuses include: 1) Women might someday in the future ask for money for the museum. 2) Some of the women involved in the project might be pro choice. 3) Women already have a Quilters Hall of Fame in Indiana and a National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Texas so what more do we want?

Anyone who knows even a glimmer of women's history is painfully aware that the U.S. Congress has a very long history of devaluing women and suppressing all recognition and knowledge of women's history.

In this must-see video clip, Meryl Streep summarizes the problem, donates a million dollars to the National Women's History Museum and doubts that "those two senators who have put a hold on our museum have the stomach for a war with the women of America."

via Jezebel

"If we want our girls to benefit from the courage and wisdom of the women before them, we have to share the stories." - Shireen Dodson

"Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul." - Coretta Scott King

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