Women Won’t Go Back


There is a connection between our spiritual lives and our lives as women. I am not speaking only of American women, but women across the world. We are not treated as equals; though there are some wonderful feminist men. In America, we are the only group of citizens who are not legally equal. It doesn’t matter what our race, religion or politics are. We are not legally equal.

Does it matter? Yes, it does. Politics has gotten very ugly the last few years. Congress is working to take away many of our rights, rights we worked very hard to earn in the 70’s. Sexists, of either gender, do not feel we are competent to make our own decisions about our finances, our health, our bodies or anything more important than what to make for dinner. Please, don’t misunderstand. I love to cook, garden, and even do laundry. LOL. I also have marched and picketed for women’s and children’s rights for 40 years.

In addition, there is another symptom that feelings about women are worsening. Domestic Violence numbers are increasing and this horrifies me. There are those in Congress who want to end the legislation which protects us at this time. I helped to start a Domestic Violence shelter back in the 70’s. I know women die every day at the hands of the significant male in their lives.
It isn’t confined to any demographic group. Abusers are Congressmen, pastors, mailmen, actors, policemen and even possibly your neighbor.

I am encouraging people to look at the women in your families as equals. And ourselves as equals. May we not be forced to return to the days when we were owned and controlled and restricted. Blessings to all.

16 thoughts on “Women Won’t Go Back

  1. Great Post! Have a Great Day!

  2. This was a good post… I was in those marches too..even wore a uniform…I was in the last battalion of WAC’s after we graduated, and because of what we could do equal to the men, we were the last ones to have a WAC’s insignia, from then on men and women were consolidated into the “Army” shame but most of it was just an illuison…
    as today women still aren’t treated equally there either…
    today, I look for a job, no one really wants women over 50 LOLs..
    and I too like to garden, quilt do laundry and even iron….
    Thank you ..
    take care…
    )0(

  3. Jueseppi B. says:

    Thank you Ms. Mattio for following me.

  4. carolisle says:

    The situation could become dire and we may again march depending on the outcome of the upcoming election.

  5. “I also have marched and picketed for women’s and children’s rights for 40 years.”

    Thanks for your service to this country.

    Women have always been on the front lines of protecting our children. And the battle continues. I talked to my son’s 3rd grade teacher recently. She admitted to me there is a battle in her own household about the upcoming election. She recently moved back to the Raleigh-Cary area after spending several years in rural western North Carolina. She said the schools there were in bad shape, underfunded, lacked materials, and were not good places to educate and prepare children to thrive. She astutely made the connection between Republican’s excessive tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, which funnel obscene resources to Wall Street and foreign shores to the detriment of investments in children’s education, health, and overall well-being. She couldn’t understand why the poor rural areas suffering the most would continue to vote against their own childrens’ interests. She mentioned her own husband is a Republican for reasons she can’t fathom.

    • 2 daughters in NC and my best friend in Asheville-the sin city of NC. Oldest daughter is special ed teacher full time in Robinson County and almost finished with her Master in Special Ed. Many just don’t understand and blame Obama for the shape of the country. We need to find a way to explain to people the truth.

  6. I enjoyed reading this and especially when I saw that you mentioned the numbers via Domestic Violence – this indeed has been a silent monster for too many years! Sadly most people, more so males do not understand how horrid this is until it happens to their daughter, mother, aunt, niece, or just a female friend.

    • 5% of women are abusers and the rest are men. DV is cyclic and it is growing. I helped to start a shelter in Pa. in the 70’s to house women and children. I helped start a legal unit and presented briefs myself in court. It is a cause close to my heart. That is why I liked your blog so well. Keep talking girl. You are beautiful inside and outside.

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