Aiko’s Grievance

"I was reading about the Lucy Stone League," Aiko said to her husband, Hiraku. "What's that?" he asked glancing up from his cell phone. "It's a women’s rights organization founded in 1921 was named after Lucy Stone, the first married woman in the United States to carry her birth name through life. She married in 1855. The League was first group …

A Trailblazer

Dubbed Alice of Yonder Land, Alice Ramsey, became the first woman to drive an automobile across the United States, asserting women’s rights to travel freely across the nation.  The 22 year old wife and mother was later inducted into the Automobile Hall of Fame. 44 Words This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by …

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“The bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women's emancipation.” It was this quote by Elizabeth Cady Stanton which prompted me to write this post about her.  She came from a Presbytarian background.  It began early in her life when she attended Troy Female Seminary. Charles Grandison Finney, one of …

To Vote or Not to Vote

Heather sat at the table, still reeling from what just happened.  One minute Linda and she were sitting in a cafe, having coffee, got to talking about the elections and then she got up and walked out after a heated argument ensued.  Heather had never been so humiliated in her life.  This was one of …

Ife Gets Jealous

He was on the beach.  It was a beautiful afternoon.  The sun felt good on his face as he gazed out at the sea.  It was after 4.  In an hour he would see Ife.  Ife.  Right now he wished she were there with him.  They would walk along the water's edge, holding hands before …

Press for Progress

Today is International Women's Day and this year's theme is Press for Progress.  The event is celebrated every year on March 8 to commemorates the movement for women's rights. This morning I learned a very interesting fact which was that the earliest Women's Day observance, called "National Woman's Day," was held on February 28, 1909 …

Sojourner Truth

Empowered by her religious faith, the former slave worked tirelessly for many years to transform national attitudes and institutions. According to Nell Painter, Princeton professor and Truth biographer, "No other woman who had gone through the ordeal of slavery managed to survive with sufficient strength, poise and self-confidence to become a public presence over the …

Persecuted for Their Faith

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven - Matthew 5:10 I have been aware of how much the church has been persecuted in different parts of the world through emails from Voice of the Martyrs Canada.  I have read many heartbreaking stories but I will share two …

Pakistan’s Senate Passes Domestic Violence Bill

I read this evening on the website for Violence is Not Our Culture about the passing of domestic violence bill in Pakistan.  VNC congratulated their partners Baidarie Sialkot and Shirkat Gah and other civil society groups and women's human rights activists who have been campaigning over the past few years to pass this bill. Baidarie …

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