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Streetwise: Important women in history

Original post made on Mar 8, 2013

Betsy Ross, Harriet Tubman and Margaret Thatcher are just a few of the famous females gracing the pages of history textbooks throughout the San Ramon Valley. This week, Roving Reporter Stan Wharton asked sixth grade history students at Charlotte Wood Middle school ==B Who's your favorite historic female figure?==

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Comments (6)

Posted by Grandma, a resident of Danville
on Mar 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm

I am very impressed with the choices. These kids are really "thinkers" and make me optimistic for the future.

Posted by Observer, a resident of another community
on Mar 8, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Nice if the first FEMALE Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor had come to mind. Maybe sixth graders don't understand the impact of the first female Supreme Court Justice. When she received her Law degree from Stanford, no law firm would hire a female.... she volunteered to work for no pay, seeing an empty desk next to the secretary, volunteered to sit next to the secretary. She was hired at no pay....ground breaking female.

Posted by Jackie sanders, a resident of Walnut Creek
on Mar 9, 2013 at 8:30 am

Thankfully these kids--unlike Oakland and some other areas-aren't being brainwashed to worship Mammy Pleasant. This common Bay Area 1800's Madame was a busy abortionist on the side---killing her race off one at a time!! Yes--she is held in high esteem in some area districts!! Progressives.

Posted by citizen paine, a resident of Danville
on Mar 9, 2013 at 10:28 am

@Jackie: of course, you mean the HUMAN race, right?


Posted by Derek, a resident of Danville
on Mar 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

And thankfully none of them were brainwashed into thinking that Thatcher was anything beyond a malignant scar on British society.

Posted by Dirka_Dirka, a resident of another community
on Mar 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm

How about Wendy O Williams! Anyone who doesn't think Maggie Thatcher was awesome, needs their head examined for goat poop.

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