Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Thoughts by Gloria Steinem via Mom-101
Liz over at Mom-101 has twice now posted about her conference call and follow-up discussion with feminist leader Gloria Steinem. Thanks for sharing, Liz!

Rather than re-hash what I love about these posts and what Ms. Steinem has to say, I'm just going to link both of them so you can go check them out. The comments garnered from these posts are worth checking out as well, great dialogue going on there!

Go take a look and, if you're so inclined, let me know what you think. You obviously know what I think. :)

Post #1: Gee-El-Oh-Are-Eye-Ayyyyyyyyy

Post #2: Ask (Gloria Steinem) and Ye Shall Receive
9:02 PM

At 10:22 PM, Blogger Catch said...

wow, that would be something be able to ask GS a question....I always admired her and I think she is very attractive....she is definitely her own woman.

At 6:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Overwhelmed ~ Thank you so much for your comments about my blog. I try to post a variety of things because we do not all like the same things. Thanks for
the invitation to your Holiday Cooking
but I must decline. Our ngredients are
called by different names which makes it difficult, and our weight systems are not the same. I will be reading them.Sending prayers for little Canon and his mother and grandmother. I do hope the heart will not be rejected.
Take care, Cheers, Merle.

At 7:38 AM, Blogger firstborn said...


i always liked gloria steinem! & my thoughts & prayers go out for little canon...

well, i believe there is something of yours over at my humble blog...
lucky you!

:) mary ann

At 7:44 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

thanks for the link to this blog - I'll have to check it out later when Kayla is napping!

At 9:26 AM, Blogger Magi said...

Thanks for linking these posts. I really enjoyed reading them. I especially loved that her answer to the follow-up question was the same as the one in my head,though no one asked me. :op

I may have a post in my head on this matter now.

At 9:38 AM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Just thought you might like to hear my response to Mom 101. My views have so changed over the years.

In 1976 I started a NOW group at my college. I was the president for several years. I am not proud of it really. In fact, now that I look back I just don't get it (And I certainly don't think we have gone back in time).

I am a member of Feminist for Life. Yeah, that wonderful group who believe that if you are pregnant you are actually carrying a real human being.

I became very wrapped up in the Feminist Movement. I began to hate men "pigs" who treated me as half-human. Amazing how I ever married one?

When I had my first child I was strongly berated for wanting to stay at home. I could not understand this anger from my feminist women friends. What were they angry about? This was MY CHOICE afterall.

Than I began to get it. I really didn't have a choice. I was to live by the Feminist rules...their rules. I was being oppressed, berated, ignored, those women who claim that all women should have a choice and a voice.

It took me years to learn that true freedom, true womanhood begins with the God who made me in His image. Not Gloria Steinem's image. I even began to feel sorry for her because I realized she really couldn't make a lot of choices for herself either. She had set a standard for herself and she had to live by the rules of that standard.

I personally think she is a wonderful woman, I truly do, but like many, she sold her soul to a cause that went to far and became to controlling.

I am more free now than I ever have been in my life. I make my own choices, I don't live a life dictated by anyone's conscience but my own. I am now 50 years old, a wife, a mom, a grandma, a writer, a poet and am so happy that I am free from all the chains that use to bind me.

I hope you find that freedom someday as well. Trust me, you won't find it in a worldly cause.

At 3:16 PM, Blogger Mom101 said...

Thanks for the shout-out...and the great question that inspired the post! Glad it was what you--and I think a lot of women--wanted and needed to hear.

At 3:34 AM, Blogger Lori said...

I agree with Kathleen Marie wholeheartily!! Well said Kathleen. Life is precious and the ONLY choice is LIFE!

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

HI. I haven't stopped by in a while!! I was just rereading some of my old post on my blog and saw your comment on my post on why we chose to adopt from Korea. Thank you so very much for sharing your experience and perspective. I don't know how long ago you posted that, but thanks alot!!


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