The topic of outspoken women meeting hostility for speaking out about a cause they feel strongly about also made me think of the Dixie Chicks.
Before, I wrote about being inspired by the Dixie Chicks' defiant attitude and refusal to submit to oppression. Call it spunk, tenacity, chutzpah... They've got it and I admire it.
We finally watched their movie, Shut Up and Sing a couple of weeks ago.
It was interesting to learn that Natalie's comment against the war was made on the eve of it. She knew at the outset the frustration, loss and high cost the war would bring.
That someone would face extreme hostility for speaking out against violence is mind-boggling to me.
I was thrilled to watch them win five Grammy Awards this year. They found a way to ride the wave and come out on top.
Congratulations, Chicks. Thanks for staying strong.