I read with great interest this week that the New York Times was starting a project to recognize women who added significantly to society but were never recognized in the New York Times Obituary Column.  I found it interesting that they said that up to now the column has been dominated by white men and they wanted to rectify this situation.  What follows is the link to 15 stories of very inspiring women.



Please feel free to add a link to a post that you have written about an inspiring woman in the comments section.

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

18 Responses

  1. Nora Roe Illustration

    I love the new obituaries! Better late than never, it’s great to see them acknowledging past prejudices and writing about these inspiring women, they’ve certainly been inspiring me!

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  2. At least the tide has turned – well done NYT for making amends. So many extraordinary women and we live amongst their modern-counterparts taking the legacy on. Let it never happen again that a woman’s death is less important than a man’s, that words fail to be written in celebration of the passing of someone whose achievement is tangible and evident. Thank you for sharing this, Bernadette – I loved every word of every woman’s eulogy.

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  3. I was stunned to read this admission by the NYT. I take these things so much for granted, it would never have occurred to me that anyone could ignore the lives of such talented, brave and influential women, just completely ignore their existence. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Often, American news items pass me by and I only become aware of them when I see them referred to in other blogs.

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      1. Thanks Bernadette. As long as each member share the news, then it will get out there and it should go well. I am happy for the number of entries on the first round so far. Again thanks for your help


  4. Hello Bernadette and what a wonderful post, of course they never should have been neglected but I am pleased you highligt them here. I secretly think you forced their hand. I am pleased to be here once more. 😇



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