Firstly after much tinkering with my lap top i am still unable to make comments on other people blogs. So if you think i am ignoring you i am not. I will keep trying!
I wanted to do a post that was a little different to my usual. I decided on this 'wonderful woman' because, i recently experienced a few women being very much less than wonderful to another. It made me so sad and also to start to think that people were horrid. I decided to shake myself out of it and remember that most are good, kind, brilliant creative and supportive. So here is a little selection of some wonderful women. It is just a selection, and would love to here who you think is wonderful.
For her tireless struggle for womans rights. Although a suffragist rather than a suffragette she campaigned for repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts, with it's double standards. Against violence she continued to work for the rights of women throughout her life.
The UK's first female Professor of Surgery. She plays it down, but what an achievement in a male dominated career. Lets not forget the thousands of people she must helped live either easier lives or to be alive at all.
Just because she built up a massive business and helped to promote natural products and not testing on animals. Some people may not remember... o i am sooo old. But when i became a vegetarian some 30 years ago (i was only about 12) most make up was tested on animals and no one seemed to care that much. The body shop was so successful it was copied by many, great for animals!
A British Chemist - read about her here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Hodgkin It will tell you way more than i can here and shows a brilliant woman who also cared.
I love Maya Angelou. If you have ever read 'I know why a caged bird sings' you will know why.Having been raped at the 8 by her mothers boyfriend she became mute for 5 years. Teased for her looks and height she has gone on to become not only a writer and poet but also a civil rights activist. I was lucky enough to see her live in my local theatre years and years ago. Her peotry and the way she read it was breath taking. Every woman should read http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/phenomenal-woman/ I promise you, you will feel fab!
Harriet Beecher Stow.
An Author who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin.She was an abolishist and her book helped to enerigise anti slavery forces in the North. I really wanted to include an abolishist in my list.
For making fashion fun and the wonderful images she gave us. Some say her clothes helped to release women from the more restrictive clothes from earlier decades. ( even though i adore a pencil skirt and the earlier fashions!)
Let's end with Oprah. As she has just had her last show. What a success story, what a woman!
Would love to hear who you think is wonderful. I certainly know that the woman who follow me on this blog or who i follow, are wonderful. The items people make are amazing, the finds they find and the support they have given me since starting this blog has shown exactly how wonderful woman can be.