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Karin Agness

Conservative Women, College Campuses

"The organization I founded is called the Network of enlightened Women, or NeW. Itís a contrast to the well known feminist organization NOW, The National Organization for Women, and it is a book club for conservative women...I started it a little over two years ago at UVA and since that time weíve now grown into a national organization, and Iím excited to share that story with you today."

"In the process of starting NeW, Iíve really learned that Iím not just an isolated individual who felt pushed out of the college campus -- college campus's institutions just because I had traditional values; but really there's a lot of other women on college campuses that feel the same way."

"Women have made great gains in the 20th century, and weíre thankful for that. But unfortunately feminists have gone too far. Theyíve opened the door to many careers, but at the same time have relegated those women who choose motherhood to second class citizens. Rather than giving women a choice, theyíve made the choice for them."

"Unlike our radical feminist counterparts, weíre culturally conservative. We embrace femininity. We embrace modesty. We recognize that there are differences between the sexes. And rather than focusing on our careers as the only way to add value to society and measure our self worth -- worth, we recognize the value of motherhood."

"You hear all about diversity on college campuses, but unfortunately thatís often focused too much on descriptive diversity rather than true intellectual diversity."

"I'd like to give you an idea of some of the books that we're reading... What Our Motherís Didnít Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman, by Danielle Crittenden...and...Great American Conservative Women by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute...You see, this book is organized by profiles of conservative women such as: Star Parker, Phyllis Schlafly, Condi Rice, Elaine Donnelly -- a lot of great women.

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08/31/10 President's Oval Office Address Announcing End of Operation Iraqi Freedom

2/27/09 President's Address at Camp Lejeune on Ending the War in Iraq

10/12/07 General Ricardo Sanchez's Address to Military Reporters and Editors

9/13/07 President's Address to the Nation on Moving Forward in Iraq

9/10/07 General David Petraeus' Opening Statement to Congress on the Status in Iraq

7/12/07 President's Press Conference on Iraq War

1/10/07 President's Address to the Nation on Troop Increase

9/11/06 President's National Address on Five-Year Anniversary of 9/11

12/18/05 President's National Address in Oval Office

2/4/05 L. Paul Bremer: TD Waterhouse Conference Keynote Address

2/02/05 President's 2005 State of the Union Address

1/30/05 President's Address Following Democratic Election in Iraq

10/4/04 Donald Rumsfeld's Address to the Council on Foreign Relations

4/13/04 President's Prime Time News Conference on Iraq War

4/8/04 Condoleezza Rice: 9/11 Commission Opening Statement

1/20/04 President's 2004 State of the Union Address

12/14/03 President Announces Capture of Saddam Hussein

5/01/03 President Announces End of Combat Ops in Iraq

Ashleigh Banfield: Landon Lecture at Kansas State University

4/13/04 President's Prime Time Press Conference on Iraq War

4/10/03 President and UK Prime Minister Addresses to the Peoples of Iraq

4/03/03 President's Address at Camp Lejeune

3/19/03 Senator Robert Byrd: The Arrogance of Power

3/19/03 President's Address to the Nation: Initial Ops in Iraq

3/17/03 President's Ultimatum to Saddam

2/05/03 Colin Powell's Address to the UN Security Council

1/28/03 President's State of the Union Address

8/26/02 Vice President Cheney's Address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 103rd National Convention

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