Women Matter

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Extraordinary Women

Suddenly, feminism is no longer a cursed word. As the world man built faces total collapse, the ‘Second Sex’ is being enlisted to save it. Even as women are used to pick up pieces from male obsessions, this time they’re coming to grab the helm. Should we be so lucky?
John Lennon may’ve been a flawed man, and when he sang ‘Woman is the nigger of the world,’ many didn’t like his appropriation of a black experience word. But in essence, he was absolutely right. On this Women’s Day, the ‘slaves of the slaves’ will rise. Are you with us?
After two years of the Trump administration, is not a political party, or a cast, that has the best ideas on how to kick His Incompetence out. It’s women, now the most diversified, articulated, and stoic force vying to take the lead for change in America. Don’t miss this bus.
Is not for the record number of candidates aiming at becoming the first U.S. mother president, or the tsunami of fresh leadership that got elected to Congress. In fact, we’re seeing an explosion of female voices of protest all over the world. They came a long way and won’t quit now.
Here’s a series of quotes by outstanding women, living and passed, that could’ve been spoken, or written, the other week. Time has not changed the truth they’ve once spoken and fought for. Many are still among us. Today, as we join them, we’re all women of all genders.

*’I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.’ Simone de Beauvoir

 

 

                                                                                                                             *’If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament. Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.’ Gloria Steinem

 

 

 

*’Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.’ Margaret Atwood

 

*’I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.’ Maya Angelou

 

 

 

*’Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.’ Coretta Scott King

 

 

 

 

*’Let’s talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society. If they come for me in the morning, they will come for you in the night.’ Angela Davis

 

 

 

*’Another killing of a young person possibly committed by the Military Police. Matheus was leaving church. How many more must die for this war to end?’ Marielle Franco

 

 

 

*’I was born in a place where your ZIP code determines your destiny. Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office.’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz

 

 

 

*’I raise up my voice — not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard… We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.’ Malala Yousafzai

 

 

 

*’You have ignored us in the past, and you will ignore us again. You say you love your children, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.’ Greta Thunberg

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6 thoughts on “Women Matter

  1. I think Henriette (Femmes savantes) made the right choice. However, ten years of pregnancies killed Molière’s mother. For a woman, living in the 17th-century was quite the challenge.

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    • Colltales says:

      I can’t imagine what she and billions more went (and some still go) through. Thanks for your input. Cheers

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      • And to make matters worse, the Church called intercourse “un devoir conjugal.” A duty. As for men, they died of the battlefield. That is our story. The woman who tells both sides will be my hero. Actually, Gabrielle Roy told that story: Bonheur d’occasion (The Tin Flute). I don’t think she was heard. Cheers

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  2. tmezpoetry says:

    Oh I love this post, all thought provoking women but I think Maya is my favorite.

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    • Colltales says:

      She’s was a fighter. There were so many left out, I kinda rush to get it out in time. Glad you’ve enjoyed it. Have a great W.E. (full of ‘we?’ Not too many? just a few? your pick. lol). Cheers

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      • tmezpoetry says:

        Lol well I have a few visitors coming for coffee but always with the ‘we’ of my baby pitbull Nel who journeyed with me from IL to California. Hope you have a great weekend too! Any special plans?

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