Feeling discouraged about the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, I got to thinking about how different the world would be if more women held positions of power. Would Susan Collins have felt compelled to cave if she answered to women instead of to a group of old, white, entitled men?
While the slew of women now running for office gives me hope for the immediate future, I’m taking the long view. I look forward to a time when children grow up with a conception of history, science, and the arts as female as well as male domains; when the voices, ideas, and contributions of women hold as great a weight as those of men; and when children come away from school with the idea that women also influenced the course of humankind.
One way to buck the idea that only men impacted the world is to introduce your child, from early on, to women who have made a difference.
Many free or low-cost coloring pages of female influencers are available on the web. Download and print some today. As you color with your child, speak about the contributions of each woman.
Here a few links; with a quick google search, you should be able to find many more. Enjoy!
Jane Goodall, Marie Curie, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rachel Carson, and more:
https://www.education.com/worksheets/coloring/womens-history-month/ (Free, but you will have to register with your email address).
An entire Ruth Bader Ginsburg coloring book:
Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, Frida Kahlo, and more:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/feminist-printable-coloring-sheets_us_58f12369e4b0bb9638e3cc8e?ncid=engmodushpmg00000005 (Some are free, some cost $2.00).