Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor

Some Elizabeth Taylor quotes:

“Some of my best leading men have been
dogs and horses.”

“I don't think President Bush is doing anything
at all about Aids. In fact, I don't think he knows
how to spell Aids.”

“I am a very committed wife. And I should be
committed too—for being married so many times.”

“If someone's dumb enough to offer me a million
dollars to make a picture, I'm certainly not dumb
enough to turn it down.”

“When the sun comes up, I have morals again.”

“The problem with people who have no vices is that, generally, you can be pretty sure
they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.”

“I love Richard Burton with every fibre of my soul, but we can't be together.”

“Big girls need big diamonds.”

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gloria Steinem

Did a little reading about Gloria Steinem this morning. Here are a few of her famous quotes:

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”

“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.”  [still true in 2011]

“I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.” 

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” 

“It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.” 

“Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.” 

“Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.” 

“No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office.”

“Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.” 

“The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.”

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.” 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Women's History Month

It's Women's History Month. Woohoo!! Give the women who are important to you a kiss and hug today. We deserve it.

Here's an interesting missive from Senator Boxer:

Dear Friend:

Each March, Americans celebrate Women’s History Month by remembering and by teaching a new generation about the critical role that women have played in our nation’s history.
Like so many other great ideas, this observance began in California.  Sonoma County established an annual Women’s History Week in 1978 during the week of March 8th, when International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide.  The idea quickly caught on across the country and in Congress, where resolutions celebrating Women's History Month have been passed with bipartisan support since 1987.

Women have made great strides throughout American history, from winning universal voting rights to keeping our economy moving during World War II. Women have fought wars for this country, and they have helped to end them.  They have kept our children safe, healthy, and well-educated.  Within my children’s lifetimes, women’s voices have grown louder in the boardroom, in science labs, and in the halls of government.  Within my grandchildren’s lifetimes, I have faith that we will move closer to true equality.
But we have a long way to go.  We are more than half of this country, but we’re just a sixth of the people representing it in Congress.  Women still earn an average of 77 cents for every dollar men make.  Just 15 women run a Fortune 500 company.  And now women’s health is under assault in Congress.

The Republicans’ 2011 budget would end funding for the critical Title X family planning program, which provides millions of breast cancer screenings and STI tests and which helps prevent hundreds of thousands of unwanted pregnancies every year.
Republicans also want to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood.  That means more than 730,000 Californians – men and women – who rely on Planned Parenthood’s services will lose access to quality, affordable health care, for cancer and STI screenings, and for counseling on issues ranging from family planning to dealing with sexual assault - and this budget would decimate all of those services.

Women’s History Month gives us a chance to honor the past achievements of American women.  We can honor them and their legacy by giving every American equal treatment and support under the law, in the workplace, and in the classroom.  We can honor them by ensuring that being female will never be hazardous to anyone’s health.  And we can honor them by building on, not undoing, all of their hard work.  Every woman and girl deserves to leave her mark for the next generation, and it’s up to all of us to give them that chance.

Barbara Boxer
United States Senator

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Jimmy Fallon Impersonates Charlie Sheen

I think you'll get a kick out of this clip showing Charlie Sheen, played by Jimmy Fallon, advertising his new fragrance: Winning.

After you've clicked on the link, scroll half-way down the page, and click on the video.