Women need to consider municipal politics role

Your column in last week’s paper reminded me that I had been pondering the subject of the upcoming elections and “uppity women.”

Dear Editor:

Your column in last week’s paper reminded me that I had been pondering the subject of the upcoming elections and “uppity women.”

What is an uppity woman? She would have the following attributes: Thinks large; sees possibilities where others see problems; cares about her community; stands up and speaks out; willingly accepts responsibilities and criticism; values knowledge and is committed to democratic principles; and favours free thought, free speech and respect for all. To claim to be an “uppity woman” one would need to possess at least five out of seven attributes.

Could there be some uppity women in Ponoka County who would enjoy the challenge of managing the affairs of the county and would run for the position of councillor in the election this fall?

The time to think about it is now. Uppity women should attend public county meetings to become familiar with the role of councilor — or maybe take the administrator out for coffee.

Lucky men marry uppity women.

Irene Lovell