Women’s words


Historically, we know that women were not supposed to have an opinion, a good idea, or anything but a good dinner on the table. There was little a woman was allowed to do besides all of the housework, cooking, baking. When abolitionists and suffragettes began to stand up at a podium to speak in support of ending slavery and allowing women to vote, they were heckled and had rotten vegetables and rotten eggs thrown at them.

 

Now women are speakers, writers, CEO’s, athletes and not the weaker or second sex. Are we equal? NO! I am a news junkie and America is suffering from an increase in racism and misogyny.  Black men are being targeted. Even a white woman like I am can see that. But women are targeted, too. Republicans have made sure that women do not earn equal pay for equal work. We are the only citizens who are not legally equal. Why? Men are threatened by women, especially women who are assertive. I will never forget Rush Limbaugh stating on his radio show that feminists were really Feminazis. Really? Why was he so intimidated by an educated, strong woman who knows what she wants and will go for it? Have you ever had a man tell you a dream you have is not worth following? If so, he was trying to keep you down. After all, you are the second sex. Never believe anyone, even a woman, who tells you this.

 

“The hardest times for me were not when people challenged what I said, but when I felt my voice was not heard.”  —Carol Gillian, feminist writer and ethnicist

 

“It is the right and duty of every woman to employ the power of organization and agitation in order to gain those advantages which are given to the one sex and unjustly withheld from the other.”    —Catharine Beecher, American educator

 

“Said I, in scorn all burning hot, in rage and anger high, ‘You ignominious idiot, Those wings are made to fly?”    —Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American sociologist, novelist

 

” Women lose their lives not knowing they can do something different…I claimed myself and remade my life. Only when I knew I belonged to myself completely did I become capable of giving myself to another, of finding joy in desire, pleasure in our love, power in this body no one else owns.”   —Dorothy Allison, American writer

 

“The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don’t agree with.”   —Eleanor Holmes Norton, American politician

 

” I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”   —Evelyn Beatrice Hall, British Author

 

“I attribute my success to this—I never gave or took any excuse.”   —Florence Nightingale, English nurse and writer

 

” You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.”   —Georgia O’Keeffe, American artist

 

 

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Republicans do have a war against women.

Republicans do have a war against women.

 

 

 

 

October is Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

 

Marley devoted his life to equality.

Marley devoted his life to equality.

WealthyU: Don’t Make A Man Your Financial Plan


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Domestic violence can be broken down into four different types of abuses: emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse and financial abuse.

Financial guru Deborah Owens discusses the realities of financial abuse, explains why women should be financially independent and why a man should never be a woman?s financial plan during this week?s installment of WealthyU. Owens and ?NewsOne Now? host Roland Martin also break down a list of personal financial pitfalls that everyone should avoid. Listen to their informative conversation below.

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Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One. 

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Very Profound.


Song Bird Songs

Matthew Henry, was once accosted by thieves & robbed of his purse. He wrote these words:
“Let me be thankful

first, because I was never robbed before;

second, because, although they took my purse, they did not take my life;

third, because, although they took my all, it was not much;

& fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.

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Very Profound.


Song Bird Songs

Matthew Henry, was once accosted by thieves & robbed of his purse. He wrote these words:
“Let me be thankful

first, because I was never robbed before;

second, because, although they took my purse, they did not take my life;

third, because, although they took my all, it was not much;

& fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.

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inspire envision breathe


wild rice dreams

see, i have this dream

that the world will stop spinning

out of control, we hang onto the tree trunks so we don’t fall

off the edge into oblivion

if only we let our feet settle on the roots and dive into the ground

see, i have this dream

that if the world stopped spinning

out of control, we wouldn’t have to hold on so tight

we could let our toes wiggle and feel the breeze tickle our souls

see, in this dream

we take a break as the world spins

we wake with the sun, give thanks

walk along the earth and take notice of the seasons

how the wind bends the grasses, the branches

we just take a moment to breathe

let breath take over for a moment

see this dream

unfold before us as we spin on this earth

beneath stars that beckon us to dream

once…

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