Wednesday, March 09, 2011

It's Women's History Month! - March 9, 2011

March is Women's History Month.  U.S. Presidents have been issuing proclamations declaring March Women's History Month since 1987. You can read the text of this year's Proclamation by clicking here.

You can read more about Women's History Month at the National Women's History Project and the Library of Congress.

To help celebrate Women's History Month, I'm giving away a copy of Women Know Everything: 3,241 Quips, Quotes & Brilliant Remarks by Karen Weekes (generously provided by Quirk Books). I'm a huge fan of quote books and this is a real gem.

With more than 3,000 quotations on fashion, family, science, art, history, love, laughter, and more, this massive compilation proves once and for all that women know everything! It’s full of wit, wisdom, and inspiration from a host of legendary women—everyone from Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt to Oprah Winfrey, Donna Karan, Tina Fey, Margaret Cho, Debbie Stoller, and others. Here’s what they say about:

• Fashion: “I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn’t itch.”—Gilda Radner

• Men and Women: “Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backward and in high heels.”—Faith Whittlesey

• Careers: “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you it doesn’t love you anymore.”—Lady Gaga

First published in 2007, this revised edition has been updated with a beautiful new design and an assortment of new quotations from leading luminaries—everyone from Susan Boyle to Sarah Palin. Women Know Everything! is a superb gift for thoughtful women of all ages.

Women Know Everything! has a helpful index of individuals in the back and the topics are alphabetical. It's very nicely done!

The Giveaway


What:  One commenter will win a copy of Women Know Everything! by Karen Weekes.

How:  Leave a comment answering this question: Who is your favorite woman from history? Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

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3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

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Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


  1. Hmm, when you say women from 'history' I presume they have to not still be alive. I'll have to say Susan B. Anthony since she was so instrumental in the women's movement and suffrage.

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  2. I would say Abigail Adams.
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  3. As I ponder this there are so very, very many women that I admire. Right now, I greatly admire the Suffragettes. They were thrown in jail (often with their heads and other body parts bouncing off walls and bars. Women had NO rights. If their husband beat them constantly and they wanted to get away, that very husband controlled the children. He could do whatever he wanted. If she didn't like it, no "representative" of the government would even listen to her. Only that husband had the right to vote, and thus have any power it what was done. Yes, they went so very much to get the rest of that that basic right. I find it impossible to single out just one, as there are so many stories of the strugle they went through.
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  4. Mother Threasa. What a wonderful, giving woman!

  5. I think there is not a single woman but rather lots of different women who did even little things to change their lives and the world. The Suffragettes are one of the greatest examples, but think of the first girl who went to college, the first female doctor, the thousand girls who went beyond the rules and restrictions of their ages just to prove women are as good as men.

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  6. Very interesting book!
    I'd say I admire a lot Jeanne d'Arc, because of her courage.

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  7. Difficult question. I'd say Amelia Earhart, because she set off to show what women can do. And whether she secretly accomplished this or not, she showed we can all attempt to make our dreams come true.

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