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Calling all Women Bloggers….um…voters?

September 28, 2009

I mentioned today I ended up blogging again…..and I found this post that was on a legitimate website without being flagged:

I feel the conservative movement needs a stronger woman’s voice. For this reason, if you are or know any women that would be perfect for this blog, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Mind you, this blog will undoubtedly be politically incorrect. However, I wont’ tolerate vulgarity and foul language. The underlining basis for this blog is to draft outsiders into the conservative movement. Not to deter them.

Well, after some mis-understandings, but an honest dialogue, I decided it couldn’t hurt to write his first post. We both launched on the same day, but that’s all I had to go on.

What an interesting thought, to blog something for someone else, with no restrictions except conservative, non-vulgar and edgy. That was a free pass in my book.

This was what I created:

Going Where No Woman Has Gone Before….

I wouldn’t join a company without an interview, I wouldn’t go out on a date blindly without knowing the name of a blind date, so why did I agree to blog on this site? The truth: I am curious. I didn’t know being a woman conservative blogger is a rare animal. I happened upon an article today with actual numbers:

www.politicsanew.com/2008/03/25/political-voices-of-375-women-bloggers/

After reading that I realized, there is not many women blogging on politics on many political platforms. That caused for an analysis. As always, I refer to our history.

Anybody ever wonder why there is a woman Susan B. Anthony on a coin? She was arrested in 1872 for illegally voting, arrested, refused to pay her $100 fine and then said this in her speech in 1873:

To them this government has no just powers derived from the consent of the governed. To them this government is not a democracy. It is not a republic. It is an odious aristocracy; a hateful oligarchy of sex; the most hateful aristocracy ever established on the face of the globe; an oligarchy of wealth, where the rich govern the poor. An oligarchy of learning, where the educated govern the ignorant, or even an oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured; but this oligarchy of sex, which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters, of every household – which ordains all men sovereigns, all women subjects, carries dissension, discord, and rebellion into every home of the nation……
The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not. Being persons, then, women are citizens; and no state has a right to make any law, or to enforce any old law, that shall abridge their privileges or immunities. Hence, every discrimination against women in the constitutions and laws of the several states is today null and void, precisely as is every one against Negroes.

Only in the last 30 years have women’s activity in politics increased. A term known as “Womens Suffrage: the right to vote” was achieved gradually, at state and local levels, during the 19th Century and early 20th Century, culminating in 1920 with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution, prohibits each of the states and the federal government from denying any citizen the right to vote because of that citizen’s sex. It was ratified on August 18, 1920.

There is still 60 years of stagnate involvement of women in politics, that I can only assume would be attributed to social pressure, lack of exposure in the work force, lack of equality in society, economic restrictions to drive into town to cast a vote and the general consciousness of politics an arena fit for men.
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This will be interesting to watch progress.

www.howtruthhurts.com

It is October 15, 2011, I just checked in with this site, they are shut down…funny, I’m still blogging for free!

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