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."
"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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