Inspiration Of Motherhood

A mother’s love is something
that no one can explain–
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain. 
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring, come what may,
For nothing can destroy it 
or take that love away.
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking.
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems.
It is far beyond defining, 
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation–
A many-splendored miracle
man cannot understand
And another wonderous evidence
of God’s tender, guiding hand.
~Helen Steiner Rice

Inspiration Of Women In Entertainment

Inspiration of hard work and longevity.

Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922), best known as Betty White, is an American actress, comedienne, singer, author, and television personality. With a career spanning over seven decades, she is best known to contemporary audiences for her television roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls. Since the death of co-star Rue McClanahan in 2010, she has been the only living Golden Girl. She currently stars as Elka Ostrovsky in the TV Landsitcom Hot in Cleveland.

White has won seven Emmy Awards (six for acting) and has received 20 Emmy nominations[2] over the course of her career, including being the first woman ever to receive an Emmy for game show hosting (for the short-lived Just Men!) and is the only person to have an Emmy in all female performing comedic categories. In May 2010, White became the oldest person to guest-hostSaturday Night Live, for which she also received a Primetime Emmy Award. White also holds the record for longest span between Emmy nominations for performances – her first was in 1951 and her most recent was in 2011, a span of 60 years – and has become the oldest nominee as of 2012, aged 90. She has made regular appearances on the game shows Password and Match Game and played recurring roles on Mama’s FamilyBoston LegalThe Bold and the Beautiful, and Community.

 

The Women’s Vote and 2012

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by  Apr 2, 2012 12:50 PM EDT

Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake write in the Washington Post today about Mitt Romney’s intensifying problems with women voters:

In mid-February, Obama took less than half of the vote from women under 50 years old. Now he wins more than 60 percent of them. (Obama is ahead of Romney among all women by 18 points.)

Cillizza and Blake point to the contraception debacle of recent weeks as the primary cause of the shift:

That rapid consolidation of women behind Obama seems directly attributable to the focus in the Republican presidential primary on contraception and other reproductive rights issues during the past six weeks or so.

Well, maybe. Up to a point.

But Republicans will make a grave mistake if they persuade themselves that it’s social issues that most strongly motivate women voters.

There is no significant gender gap at all on abortion, for example, according to Pew Research.

No, men and women are divided on economic issues. (Also on issues of war and peace, but that is less pertinent today.) To simplify: American men (and especially white men) respond positively to the language of economic individualism. American women–not so much.

Take a look at this highly detailed study of policy attitudes from Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics. The data are based on polls from the mid-1990s, but the realities haven’t changed much in the intervening years:

Q:  “Which of these statements comes closer to your own views – even if neither is exactly right? ‘The government should do more to help needy Americans – even if it means going deeper into debt.’ Or ‘The government today can’t afford to do much more to help the needy.’”

Among women, 53% answered “do more.” Among men, 43%.

Under today’s different circumstances, you’d get different digits–but you’d see the same disparity.

Back in the 1990s, 70% of American women wanted to see a universal healthcare guarantee. 70% thought the federal government should guarantee that everybody had a job. 80% wanted a higher minimum wage.

Men in the 1990s were typically 10-15 points more individualistic. Pew confirms that this 10-15 point individualism gap still obtains today.

Rush Limbaugh’s slut-rampage was obviously unhelpful to the GOP side. But if Mitt Romney is to improve his standing among women, he’s going to have to do more than repudiate Limbaugh-style insults. He’s going to have to prove to women voters that he is a compassionate conservative, not a Tea Party radical. And to do that, he will have to overcome the entrenched resistance of GOP factions that seem determined to hurl their party over an electoral cliff.

David Frum is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast and a CNNcontributor.

 

 

A Message From The Creator

Women really do rule the world.  They just haven’t figured it out yet.  When they do, and they will, we’re all in big big trouble.  ~”Doctor Leon,” drleons.com

Women In The News

Denita Willoughby

Board Appointments for Women Running over 40% Ahead of Last Year!

40 women were appointed to Boards in March 2012 and reported on NewsonWomen, a record number of appointments and over 40% higher than March of last year. This continues our trend of seeing an improvement in the number of appointments of women to Boards in 2012. 2012 is also ahead over 40% for the first quarter! Major companies appointing women to its Boards this month included Hertz Global Holdings, Guardian Life InsuranceCompany, Pinnacle Entertainment, Citi, Diamond Foods, CNO Financial Group, and Trinity Industries. What’s interesting about this month as well is the number of women appointed to Boards of newer companies like Pinkberry, Virtual Piggy, PromoJam, InvestLab, and WikiLoan Inc, who appointed Denita Willoughby (pictured) its Chief Executive Officer and a Member of their Board of Directors.

Inspirational Woman Of The Day

Angelique Kidjo

Homa Khaleeli

The Guardian March 7, 2011

Article History

Angélique Kidjo

Africa’s Grammy award-winning ‘premier diva’, who is politically outspoken and runs an education foundation

In 2006, at a concert in Zimbabwe, Africa‘s “premier diva”, aged 50, launched an attack on Mugabe: “I can’t understand someone who is burning his own country and abducting his own people. If you live by violence, you die by violence.” The audience prevented her being pulled of the stage and she managed to flee.

In Benin, where Kidjo was brought up, she faced opposition because singers were not seen as respectable. But more serious problems arrived in the 1980s when she refused to praise the communist regime in her work. She fled to Paris and was unable to speak to her parents on the phone for fear of putting them in danger. Today she is wildly popular – gathering Grammy awards, A-list collaborators such as Alicia Keys, and playing at events including Nobel peaceprize ceremonies – but she still pens political songs, is a UN goodwill ambassador, supports groups such as Oxfam, and Unicef and has a foundation to improve access to education for African girls.

Inspirational Quote Of The Day

Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it? – Caroline Myss.

Inspiration Of Style

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The tuxedo jacket.
An easy option for heading out after hours, it’s is a classic that goes well beyond the A/W 2011 season. For spring white or cream takes are a dream with everything from dresses to shorts – but fall’s classic black dinner jacket is also a keeper.

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