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A Thank You to the Wonderful Women of the Forum


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Initial post: Mar 15, 2013 8:17:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 15, 2013 8:17:45 PM PDT
There are so many amazing women on this forum - wise and wonderful women who have shared with me their knowledge of the Bible, politics, science, family, and life. And I've had the great privilege of getting to know many of these women off the forum - on Facebook, through emails, phone calls, and in person. The women of the forum are a diverse group of people - there are representatives from pretty much every way of life here; single women; married women; mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts; and women who've faced challenge, change, and death with courage and pluck.

I want to thank them for giving me the opportunity to get to know them. I feel really blest by their friendships, and really proud to belong to their sisterhood.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 8:23:47 PM PDT
Amy Hall says:
Right back at ya' Karen!

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 8:24:35 PM PDT
Thanks, Luce! :)

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 8:43:36 PM PDT
you go girl

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 8:51:27 PM PDT
Irish Lace says:
{{{Karen}}}

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 9:10:22 PM PDT
I've never met a more pure spirit. It's my privilege to know you!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 9:18:10 PM PDT
S. Kessler says:
It's an honor to be your friend, Karen. On and off the forum.

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 9:27:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 15, 2013 9:45:52 PM PDT
See? That's what we're talking! Some of my favorite women right here! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 9:53:13 PM PDT
Astrocat says:
Karen, you're certainly high on the list of amazing women!!

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 10:05:36 PM PDT
Thanks, Nancy! The feeling is mutual! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 10:07:15 PM PDT
<hoping you won't recognize me wearing lipstick and a wig>
Why, you've always been one of my favorite wimmins on the amazon too, honey!
Now give us just a little kiss.

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 10:12:37 PM PDT
Oops!
OK, I'm out.
If I ever find out who told you it was me, why, I'll...
Sorry ladies!

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 10:12:56 PM PDT
Barbaric Wolf Guy - mah-velous lipstick color you've got there! And the wig is FABulous! And where DID you get those earrings?! They really bring out the color of your eyes... :o)

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 10:44:08 PM PDT
Thank you, dahling!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 11:42:09 PM PDT
Amy Hall says:
The color of his eyes? You mean, all three of them?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 1:08:56 AM PDT
AxeGrrl says:
Right back at ya, Karen! And imo, you most fit your own description here :)

p.s. when I clicked on the thread just now, I was expecting MMX to be the author

;)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 1:21:12 AM PDT
Third Eye Blind

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 7:37:56 AM PDT
AxeGrrl -

This thread is actually my response to something MMX said on another thread.
I have learned so incredibly much from the women I've met here, and have formed such wonderful friendships - and with such a diverse group of women, too - with women who are Jewish, atheist, Christian, Buddhist, and unboxed. This forum gives us such a wonderful opportunity.

And I think you are the cat's meow, AxeGrrl.

Karen

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 7:48:50 AM PDT
And now a few words from Helen Reddy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUBnxqEVKlk&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=AVGxdCwVVULXdW3YgNT-BsHvNXAaqMSO2y

"I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back and pretend
'cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again

"Oh yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
I am invincible
I am woman

"You can bend but never break me
'cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
'cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul"
_____
Ooh! And have you guys ever heard this one by Dar Williams (As Cool As I Am)?

"And so I'm leaving, you can find out how much better things can get,
And if it helps, I'd say I feel a little worse than I did when we met,
So when you find someone else, you can try again, it might work next time,
You look out of the kitchen window and you shake your head and say low,
'if I could believe that stuff, I'd say that woman has a halo,'
And I look out and say, 'yeah, she's really blond,'
And then I go outside and join the others, I am the others,

"Oh -- and that's not easy, I don't know what you saw, I want somebody who sees me,
I will not be afraid of women, I will not be afraid of women."

Mortal City

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 8:28:54 AM PDT
dischism says:
I think you're extremely cool, as well, Karen. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 8:34:38 AM PDT
Thank you, dischism. And thank you so much for all you add to this forum. Your voice is needed here, for sure.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 10:21:00 AM PDT
MMX says:
AWK: "This thread is actually my response to something MMX said on another thread."

MMX: No, it's your NON-response to something I said on another thread.

A response to what I said would've been something like, "MMX, while I understandably disagree with what you said, I wonder why you said it. Could you please explain why you feel that way, and I'll do my best not to judge you negatively as a person?"

(To answer the above question: one of the reasons I believe what I believe is displayed in this very thread. Women, rather than running TOWARDS people who challenge them and make them feel less-than-worthwhile run AWAY instead AND expect others to say, "Hey, just because I run away from challenges doesn't necessarily MEAN that I've an inflated sense of self-worth." My reply is that, while this statement is true-as-stated, running away from challenges increases the likelihood that you'll possess an inflated sense of self-worth.)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 10:28:38 AM PDT
Iain says:
Dear MMX,

You know, MMX, you remind me of Sheldon Cooper minus the BBT script, and yes, I know he's a fictional character, but the type isn't.

Iain

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 10:33:04 AM PDT
MMX says:
Iain: "You know, MMX, you remind me of Sheldon Cooper..."

MMX: Telling people who I remind you of is just a subtle way of criticizing me as a person, instead of addressing my perspective.

One of my favorite books Anatomy of female power: A masculinist dissection of matriarchy outlines in painful (but often hilarious) detail how women use such manipulative measures to secure their own reputations. (My position is that women would be much more respect-worthy if they didn't resort to such manipulations; they'd be standing on their own instead of on the support-of-others.)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 11:20:26 AM PDT
MMX,

On the Progress thread, you responded to one of my posts with these words: "The only woman I have respect for on this forum is you. You put the most effort into your beliefs, and put the most effort into balancing social relationships with knowledge - not intimidation. Every other woman is just manipulative and narcissistic, trying to succeed based on your reputation coupled with their lack of effort, rather than succeeding on their own effort."

And, to be honest, that really pizzed me off. I doubt very much that you've met any of the women on this forum in the person. I know you haven't met me - and I'm pretty sure that if you did you'd find me a huge disappointment. I think it's presumptuous for us to make judgments on the lives of people we hardly know. And to cast judgment on a whole group of people based solely on their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, non-religion, or sexual orientation is bigotry.
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