Nevertheless, she persisted. It’s become a very popular phrase, and HuffPo decided it was the perfect opportunity for a book list recommendation. So did Goodreads, and so did Powell’s.

Pop Goes the Reader even made a terrific wallpaper with the theme (and can I just say, her blog is so beautiful!!!)

If you didn’t hear the original story, here it is in a nutshell:

The phrase was first uttered by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as he ordered Senator Elizabeth Warren to be removed from the House for reading out a 30-year-old letter by Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr’s widow.

She was reading the letter to oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions – a man who was once deemed ‘too racist’ to be a judge – for a federal judgeship.

As he ordered Senator Warren out of the House, McConnell said: ‘She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.’

Since then those three words have taken on a completely new meaning, becoming a rallying cry for women everywhere to share the hardships through which they had also ‘persisted’. (Source Metro)




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