History making women.


“Women’s rights are human rights.”

– Hillary Clinton – 5 September 1995 in Beijing.


Join the discussion. Take action.

Welcome to the blog section of the 9th District Democratic Women’s Network  We hope this area will become a functioning source of information and  discussion of political issues, especially those involving women’s rights. Comments and articles may be held for moderation, resulting in a short delay before they appear onsite.

Women of History

The core of our website is the collection of a number of original biographies and sketches of women of history who represented the history of women’s struggle for equal rights.  We began the collection in celebration of Women’s History Month 2016.  Please consider adding a biography, a personal vignette or links to pertinent online articles and I will review and add them. Your material may be submitted via the Contact form or emailed dy.to wlorrainewatkins@gmail.com

Over this past year the website has been slowly expanding to include links to online articles that recount our history and a blog for more contemporary discussions and links.

Enjoy what is here now and select the “Follow Button” to see what is to come.

W. Lorraine Watkins, March 30


Amelia Earhart R. I. P


Marshall Islands, Jaluit Atoll, Jaluit Island, Jaluit Harbor

This is one of those stories that make me feel I have lived too long.  I was six years old when Amelia Earhart disappeared.  She was my absolute heroine. We went out to the airport in Lawton Oklahoma to see her land and her airplane and another time watched her autogyro fly low over our house.  I intended to be a flier when I grew up and still have regrets that was not achieved. I can even recall gathering around the radio listening to the searches calling “CQ” “CQ.”

Finally putting to rest in  my mind in the belief that she lay under the blue Pacific, dead in a crash. I have never believed the numerous books and shows and their theories of surviving the crash.  Looking at these photographs I believe now this story and must accept her a hero for innocent times, with Fred Noonan, in prison, alive unknown to the world, then dead, likely from suffering, caught up on the mindless machinations of war her fate. — W.  Lorraine Watkins