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From the March 2003 issue of The Christian Science Journal

For the last century and a half, women around the world have been publicly claiming their right to recognition in the history of the world and their individual nations. Some people may feel that this is a "been there, done that" kind of issue. But I was reminded recently that more work still needs to be done. An airport commissioner I know in the United States, who has served for some years, was told that she wouldn't be supported for the chairmanship of the commission simply because she is a woman. "No one would take you seriously," she was told.

Fortunately, more and more women in government, business, and religion are being taken seriously and are working side-by-side with their male counterparts to provide new opportunities for all people.

March is Women's History Month in the US, and the time when International Woman's Day is celebrated. Our issue acknowledges religious pioneer Mary Baker Eddy and the founder of nursing, Florence, Nightingale. It reports on Robin Read, President of the National Foundation for Women Legislators. Lisa Hawkins, a dancer, expresses her unique spiritual insights—while wearing boxing gloves!

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