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Mar 6Liked by Linda Caroll

I really hope the next president to declare March as Women's History Month will be a woman. That would give it meaning.

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These months are often used as a "band aid" to say "You are seen" until someone decides "We have had enough" as in Florida.

I wonder:Why aren't we taught comprehensive history. As in war, it is written by the victors or dominant group, selectively chosen to maintain their views of themselves and consolidate their power.

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Linda, I am going to enjoy my beer, my heated car, my refrigerator so much more after reading this. I am going be thankful that we have a wonderful female writer who can see deep and wide. Deep as in the irony of a male president proclaiming the month with his pen. Wide because you cover just about every discipline that graces our lives that has a women's hand behind it. You are the kind of PR machine that I truly appreciate, and it's all true! So true, that I commented twice because I wasn't sure that my first comment took. You deserve them both, but a third will not be coming.

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Astonishing it needs a President's sign off! Love this piece Linda!

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Mar 6Liked by Linda Caroll

Thanks for this. I'm sending it to my granddaughter.

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Mar 6Liked by Linda Caroll

Oh wow I’ll be forwarding this! Bravas! As you say God save me from the SHE-E-O squad.

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None of these commemorative days, weeks and months would have to exist if these groups were treated fairly to begin with. And it's insulting to be constantly reminded of their existence during these months when you already know the group being "celebrated" exists- and you are trying your best to help them yourselves...

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Thanks for setting this straight. I have always been a fan of women power. And after reading this- it’s like damn- we’ve always had it but we just weren’t recognized! I agree that this should be taught to every child!

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I love this piece. You nailed it, plus I learned some inventions that had the hands and brains of women that I had nary a clue. And I chuckled at the irony of a male president signing the proclamation each year. One year, it just might be a woman. Thank you, Linda. Awesome work!

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Great post, thank you! I’m a biographer who focuses on women’s history and I didn’t know any of this. I would love a shout-out if you’re inclined. My newsletter focuses on my research into Anne Frank (for a forthcoming book) and the ways in which her diary has been misrepresented and misunderstood as the “found art” of a “young girl” rather than an intentionally composed work of testimony.

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I *loved* this!!!! Thank you. FWIW I was a women’s studies major in college (well, technically it was a B.A. in History with an “emphasis” in Women’s Studies…because my school had only been co-Ed for less than 10 years and because it was 1981) and I represented targets of discrimination in employment for 20 years as an attorney in private practice.

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