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Friday, October 30, 2009

My Hot Button

Daily Draw: Vampire Tarot ~ Queen of Stakes/Wands

Bram Stoker's mother was many things, but of interest to me is her active work for women's rights. I'm filled with admiration for the women of her day and the uphill battle they faced at home and in public for their convictions of equality. A true example of a Queen of Wands, strong community involvement.

Mrs. Stoker's contributions remind me that the "I'm only one person" cop-out doesn't hold water. If we feel strongly about something we should speak out and act on our principles. Without individual thought and action we would still be basically beasts of burden. Think times have changed? The Equal Rights Amendment was shot down as recently as 20 years ago, not enough states would ratify it. Do women have full decision rights over their own body? Equal pay is a pipe dream still. Daughters are still passed over and in many cases killed in favor of sons. Speak up, it is your life we are talking about.

Interesting that in doing some review/research this morning on Suffrage and women's rights, of four sites three had Viagra ads on the side bar. That pretty well sums up the state of equality in America. Viagra is covered by insurance, birth control is not.

"One person can make a difference and every person should try." ~ John F. Kennedy 1917-1963

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I'm just trying again to comment on your blog ;o)
    Love, G.

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