Feldt gives women 9 Ways to overcome the external and internal barriers keeping them from their own power and leadership. No Excuses has nine chapters, each organized around a specific power tool that will help women change the way they think -- and the way they act -- so they can lead unlimited lives.
For example, a post on knowing your history (power tool number one) which includes:
Take the story of Sybil Luddington. At age sixteen, on April 26, 1777, Sybil rode through towns in New York and Connecticut warning that the British were coming. She gathered enough volunteers to beat back the British army the next day, and her ride was twice as long as Paul Revere’s. Yet, unless you live in the small Connecticut town named for her, it’s doubtful you’ve ever heard of her. Sometimes she is called the “female Paul Revere” but couldn’t he just as well be called “the male Sybil Luddington?”
So, again, I'm really excited about the book and when I was sipping my coffee and working my way through the snapshot this morning, I went ahead and ordered it off Amazon. I do use Amazon and feel no guilt for using it but I could have done the go-to-the-store-and-pick-up route. I would have had the book sooner that way; however, we had an engagement party last night and the couple's getting married Thursday night and there's so much stuff at work that it was just easier to order online then try to figure out when I'd have time to get it together this week and go to the bookstore.
Friday on Fresh Air (NPR), Terry finally found time for a woman (remember there were only two female guests in all of September). Of course, she did have four guests Friday and only one was a woman. Of course, the woman wasn't on for anything she'd done or achieved -- just for having been John Lennon's first wife. Two things on that. First, for most of us, when we think of John Lennon's marriage, we think of Yoko. I believe they were married longer, I know she was his last wife. Second, if, like Cynthia, you're on a show because of something someone else did and the fact that, briefly, over 40 years ago, you were married to him, maybe you really shouldn't be on Fresh Air which refuses to book female guests in equal numbers and really can't afford to waste one of the few spots women are given on the show with "I was a helpmate to John for a few years forty years ago"?
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"