Thursday, March 1, 2012

AlphabeThursday - O is for Oklahoma

I'm an Oklahoma girl.  I've lived here now for more than half my life.  Being a feminist, I have a hard time living in a state that is so conservative.  So I try to talk to people and explain my basic thoughts on equality when I hear "out-of- line" comments.  Luckily, I work around people who basically know better.  


I recently received a notecard in the mail, telling me about an exhibition in Oklahoma City.  I cut out the state that was on the cover and put it in my art journal.  It's a nice design and all.  I see Carl Albert (Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives) on the left and Mickey Mantle with his bat on the right.  Two famous Oklahomans.  But who are those other two men?  Do you know?


I pieced together the card to see if I could find more information.  And this is what I saw:
"Learn more about the impact Carl Albert, Michey Mantle, Reba McEntire, Shannon Miller, Willard Stone  [and] Sam Walton have made on Oklahoma in  the Optimism exhibit at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum."
But where are the two women?  They were completely left out of the design!  Typical Oklahoma!  So I went online and printed some photos to add to my journal page.  I feel better now...





Come and visit Ms. Jenny's blog and see what other words people chose for their AlphabeThursday post.

19 comments:

Cathy Kennedy said...

You're O.K. girl! =D

Esther Joy said...

Hi, Neighbor! I guess we share Sam Walton from Arkansas! And I didn't know Reba was from Oklahoma!

anitamombanita said...

you go! another great post from you!

Lola said...

Indeed! Another great post!

Rose said...

I love how you cut your card into the shape of the state. How sweet of you to add the women in for your journal post.

BeadedTail said...

Yay for adding the women! That's really a shame they weren't on there in the first place though.

Sue said...

Glad that you, at least, are looking out for the women!

=)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Enjoyed this post!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

You Go Girl!
Working in a "man's world" in a factory, I tend to be a bit of a feminist too. I do the same work those men do day in and day out! And they know not to mess with me...LOL :)
Glad you added the girls :)

Nancy said...

Haha...good for you Deb! I've always thought it's really sad how ignorant some conservatives are. Ask most liberals why they believe what they do and you'll get a book. Ask a conservative and get because my way is right!

Erika said...

You're so funny. How sad, though, that the organization left out the women especially Reba since, hello, she is one business-savvy gal.

erika
Artful Rising

Jo said...

So shameful that the two women were not included in the design.

bluegrassnotes said...

Seems like O is also for "omitted"... Nice post!

Ames said...

So Oklahoma is conservative? I wouldn't fit in too well because I'm the type of person to jump in and say "Descriminates Against Women!" I think it's born inside me and I just can't help it.

I waonder if creating story pages in a book would help me with some of my issues.~Ames

Judy Nolan said...

Hear, hear! In your own way, you remedied the situation. :-)

beckyp said...

the woman should have been a part on the design. Shame on Oklahoma

Pondside said...

Good for you!
I lived in Oklahoma back in the 80's and was struck by how conservative it was at that time. I loved the hospitality though!

Jenny said...

Oh man. It's a shame that so often no-one can hear women roar!

Glad you did!

Thanks for sharing this outstanding post for the letter 'O'.

A+

Splendid Little Stars said...

Wow! left out women! How unfortunate for the men. left with only a partial perspective on what creates vibrancy for a state.

my Alphabe-Thursday “O” POST

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