Women of Distinction
suggestions for women guests whom Charlie Rose might invite to his show - should he determine to play a gender-dynamic, rather than male-gender-biased reflective role, in our society.
A few years ago, I was asked to give a speech at the California State League of Women Voters annual convention. My topic was affirmative action. One point I addressed was the challenge of getting men to hire women and minorities in positions of importance. When white men need to fill an important position they, naturally, call their white men friends for suggestions. They are not practicing overt sexism or discrimination in so doing, but the effect is still sexist and discriminatory, because, of course, their white male friends are going to suggest other white male friends of theirs. Clearly, Charlie Rose and his staff are more familiar and comfortable with successful white men, and that is what we see on his show. This tendency for all of us to choose people whom we know and are comfortable with is the entire crux of the need for affirmative action! Charlie, and staff - here are some suggestions.
Note: Women names listed are not to be construed as any type of endorsement, they are here simply to provide information about the vast number of thinking women available to be interviewed.
This is a new page! Click button to left and email your own suggestions! I'm working on the links, too -- Terry
Women Writers Alice Adams
Bobbie Ann Mason
Bernadette Murphy Dr. Nawal Saadawy Shulamith Firestone
Alix Kates Schulman
Women Journalists Laurie Garrett Amy Goodman Katrina vanden Heuvel
Women Psychologists Dr. Teresa Whitehurst
Dr. Wafa Sultan
Women in Government Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Aung San Suu Kyi Barbara Boxer Diane Feinstein Laura Bush Hilary Clinton Sheila Kuehl Gale Norton
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sandra Day O'Connor Dr. Nawal Saadawy Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Michelle Bachelet Jeria
Carolina Barco Isakson
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Elizabeth Odio Benito
Aung San Suu Kyi
Women in Human Rights Louise Arbour
Click button above to send your suggestions for women guests to email@example.com. Women of distinction in literature, media, art, education, labor, government, music entertainment, science, child-rearing, culinary arts, architecture, medicine, psychology, business, sociology, the law, the environment, peace, journalism, religion, the non profit sector, anything!