The Women’s Rights Movement

One of the most inspiringsuffragettes and empowering time for women worldwide was when we fought for the right to be heard. Putting lives on the line, as was the case for the Suffragists, or leading community rallies and risking jail, as the Suffragettes, there was no stopping the inevitable. Women would win the right to vote. If it happened in modern times, instead of 1918, the party bus rentals would be going nuts.

I’m often touted by friends for not being realistic enough for the topic I spend so much time supporting, but I believe, even with all the horrors, many women endure, that women can and will unite to free themselves. It may take many more years – I’m not a prophet, but I know the strength of female energy. We carry life and give birth.

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The Western Woman

“The world will be saved by the western woman.”

These words were spoken at the Vancouver Peace Summit in 2009 by the Dalai Lama. The western woman certainly has a good shot at bringing about a peaceful coexistence on planet crazy, but it seems slow going until . . . until you look at all the work being done that is not necessarily given a lot of public attention.

The majority of the problems brought upon cultures of the world are being instigated by a patriarchal source. I’m not saying that powerful women are not playing a part in letting the problems persist, but women are not the most influential voices in the room. We make our difference on the world stage in a quieter, yet on-going and maddeningly persistent way. We are not looking to be rescued like a stranded motorist on the side of the highway waiting for a towing service.

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