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SC WIL welcomes blogs written by our readers. About once a month, we post an essay or two on topics we think would be of interest to WIL readers. Many of our blogs are written by local women, a few by national writers. Our writers are as varied as a sixth-grader, a businesswoman, a voting expert, a liberal journalist, and a conservative problem-solver. We think you’ll enjoy the variety of opinions expressed here.

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A Towering Woman of Achievement

Blog by Jan Collins I saw a poll the other day saying that fewer Black Americans plan to vote in this year’s upcoming presidential election than voted in 2020. (Six months before the election, it seems to be true of…

Girls Need Role Models Too!!

By Josie Duda Last year, I went to Winthrop University to hear a S.C. Supreme Court case. The first thing I noticed when I saw the judges was that there were no women! …

When Good People Don’t Pay Attention

A century ago, a charismatic charlatan in Indiana by the name of D.C. Stephenson “set in motion the [Ku Klux] Klan’s takeover of great swaths of America.” Stephenson – who was a fraud, a huckster, a braggart, a…

Nothing Could Be Finer Than to Be in Carolina…

Senator (Shane) Massey said, “I would prefer to have a court that looks like South Carolina, but I’m not gonna vote for somebody who has a worldview that is inconsistent with where I think the State should go.”…

Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30

Blog by Jan Collins When I was in my 20s, the mantra of freewheeling young people was, “Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30”. And we didn’t.  The median age of the U.S. today is 38.8, but we’re…

Nurturing and Retaining Talent in S.C.

As a woman and a non-profit leader dedicated to fostering diverse technical talent and empowering women to ascend to leadership roles, I join many other women and allies in South Carolina who clearly see the precipice on which…

Fill the Pipeline

Running with a Purpose

While I have always had a heart for people and a calling for volunteering and community service, I never thought my path would lead me to politics.  As the youngest of ten, growing…

Nikki Haley Is Right About Contraception

Opinion piece by Bonnie Kapp originally published for The State Last month, former South Carolina governor and current presidential candidate, Nikki Haley, took to the debate stage and made a logical appeal: “Can’t we…

Babies – and Baby Steps

Blog by Jan Collins A British woman I know, who lives in California, recently gave birth to her first child. Her employer, Google, granted her six months of paid parental leave to care for her new baby.

Dr. Sue Rex: Teacher Extraordinaire

Sue Rex never wanted to be anything but a teacher. From her childhood days in Pennsylvania instructing her “classroom” of dolls to her decades as a special education teacher and professor of education at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, teaching…