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The "Pity The Fool" Edition
Happy holiday double whammy week! Passover on Wednesday evening and Easter a week from today. We are hosting one variety and attending the other.
Did I mention that there are some things about Covid that I miss? Near the top of the list is having a built in, world wide excuse not to meet for for coffee for someone to “pick my brain.” I don’t mean to be snotty, but for some reason my inboxes are chock full o’ requests.
One tip for communication to me: be specific. What are you looking for help with and how do you think I can help? Even if it’s a “general,” as the saying goes — what is the information you would like to have at the end of the general meeting that you didn’t have at the beginning? Also, don’t say you are a “long time fan” of the newsletter, unless you are! Because when I look you up and you only have 1 or even 0 stars next to your email address (courtesy of the built-in Substack, and before that MailChimp, database analytics) it makes me a bit peevish. Little did you know that we are Uberish-ly keeping tabs on one another’s patronage. One more tip: use any expression other than “pick your brain.” It’s so gross!
Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I will turn the tables and thank everyone else who emails me. Whether to consider an article for inclusion (you know who you are, all ye faithful), or just to write an email to give me their thoughts (and even compliments) on what the newsletter means to them, I really appreciate it!
Okay I guess I’m glad we’re not in lockdown for another two years. This week, I’ve unlocked all the news by, for, and about women in the news, from politics to pop culture and everything in between, just for you and your unpicked at brains.
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See you next week!
The Pic(k) of the Week:
The Power List, POLITICO’s annual list of 40 power players who shaped the intersection of identity, culture, politics and policy in 2022, is in! Here are some of the women who made the cut:
– Mary Peltola for flipping a GOP district to become the first Alaska Native in Congress.
– Kamala Harris for leading the White House's fight for abortion access into the midterms.
– Cherelle Griner & Lindsay Kagawa Colas for their laser focus on securing Brittney Griner's highly politicized release.
– Catherine Cortez Masto for her Nevada win that helped Democrats hold the Senate.
– Marjorie Dannenfelser, For being the most politically relevant voice of the anti-abortion lobby.