2013年12月22日日曜日

Makers: Women Who Make America

I was introduced with a series of videos of women who made, and makes America the way it is now, which was fascinating and I couldn't stop watching so I thought I'd share it here.

From their website:

MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. MAKERS captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down.





Thanks to +Megan Smith for introducing those videos to me!

It is also interesting to watch the shorter video clips focusing on individuals- who they are, where they came from, what made them who they are, what experiences they had....

Interview with Hillary Clinton:



"90th century was about ending slavery, and 20th century was about ending totalitarianism. The 21st century is about ending the pervasive discrimination and degradation of women and fulfilling their full rights."

Interview with Madeleine Albright (First Female Secretary of State):



"I think that women can do everything, they just can't do it all at the same time."

In fact, there are women doing all kinds of great things, from Danica Patrick winning as Champion Race Car Driver, Ruth Bader Ginsburg serving as U.S. Supreme Court Justice, etc.



Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer. -Fumi Yamazaki