Women’s Summit

Women’s Summit


Summit:  highest point of a mountain; a meeting between heads of government

Tampa Bay congressman Gus Bilirakis

formed what is called a Women’s Summit.

He is not a woman

or a summit.

Mountaintop topics include:

gardening, substance abuse, mental illness, weight, faith


What is selling out early in this free event:  leadership, financial planning


Gus Bilirakis says all these topics are what women want.

Women have been told what we want forever.

We never wanted that apple, by the way

or to talk to that snake.

Like Sarah Grimke said in 1837

“I ask no favors for my sex. . . .

All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take

their feet from off our necks. . .”

So these many years later

there are still footprints on our necks,

but we climb to our own summit,

and the feet fall away

as we rise.






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