Posts Tagged ‘women’

Sunday Afternoon

Can’t seem to write until I get a roast chicken on. For some reason I need to make a Sunday dinner. Funny how old training shows up.

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What are you doing to celebrate? August 26th, 1920 was the  day women in the United states obtained the right to vote. The 19th amendment, introduced in 1878 and establishing suffrage for women, took 42 years to become law. In 1971, after Bella Abzug’s introductory legislation, and a bill passed and  signed into law by President Nixon, the day was proclaimed as Women’s Equality Day.  Without yet having achieved the ERA, the term “Equality” can only be applied in the narrow sense, as it relates to voting rights. However,  certainly women and men everywhere can celebrate  this day, today, as the great leap forward it represents.

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First a little background information:

Elizabeth Ames Jones, a Repub, has filed for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Senate seat. (more…)

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Did you miss International World AIDS day on December 1st?

 Time to catch up. In the Bay Area the subject of HIV/AIDS has been with us since it’s first discovery. In commemorating the day, here’s what CA Representative Jackie Speier had to SAY.

The National Woman’s Law Center released something similar.

WAD08: AIDS Still Increasingly Wears a Woman’s Face

December 05, 2008

By Candace Webb, Outreach Manager

National Women’s Law Center

[This week, we marked the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, but also the first World AIDS Day we observed since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its controversial new HIV incidence data -– revealing the HIV epidemic in the United States is far worse than we previously thought….]


Really, in this new world, if you haven’t learned to bring your rubbers by this time, what should we think of you?


I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, Just Say No Deal

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This month the seventeen year old  Sacagawea, or Sakakawea, saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time, hunted for food to feed men who were tired of dried fish, and voted over where the Lewis and Clark Expedition would winter along the Oregon coast. She had begun her travels at sixteen with her French Canadian husband, Charbonneau, an black slave named York, who despite his efforts and another’s promise, would never be freed, and a gaggle of white men who did not speak her language. (more…)

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Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

[Women’s activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981. On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134). The UN invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on this day as an international observance. Women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence, and the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden.

This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).

There is more information about the history of this day, and UN publications relating to violence against women, at the UN’s Dag Hammarskjöld Library. The UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) also has a regular observance of the day, and offers suggestions for others to observe it.]

Download the Publication “Gender Equality Now”.

Sign your name to the Petition “Say NO to Violence Against Women“.

This date also marks the beginning of 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence, culminating on  December Tenth, with International Human Rights Day.

Click the 16 days link above to see if you know the 16 forms of gender based violence.

I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, Just Say No Deal

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Not a Ho!

An American woman has been promoted to four-star general – the first to reach the US army’s highest rank. This is the same rank General George Patton, III, achieved.

What New Hampster SAID.

See, knowing how to multitask is a good thing!  Who else can run the Army’s Materiel Command?

Here is my complaint. There are 43,600,000 references in Google so far about this event; 522,000 call her a female; even Wikipedia.

Look at the list, Kansas City Stat, CNN, LA times, MSNBC,UPI, Washington Post, Miami Herald, etc. 

Women are not dogs, they are not a description derived from a police log. Females are not the opposite of men. Females are the first step on the road to Ho’s.

Stop it! STOP IT NOW!!!

I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, Just Say No Deal

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The World Economic Forum says women and girls are reportedly near parity in education, but not power!

Women Gain in Education but Not Power, Study Finds


Published: November 12, 2008

[GENEVA (Reuters) — Women still lag far behind men in top political and decision-making roles, though their access to education and health care is nearly equal, the World Economic Forum said Wednesday.

In its 2008 Global Gender Gap report, the forum, a Swiss research organization, ranked Norway, Finland and Sweden as the countries that have the most equality of the sexes, and Saudi Arabia, Chad and Yemen as having the least….]


I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, Just Say No Deal

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The world may be going to hell in an economic handbasket, but this stuff just keeps coming.

The NWLC has some late news on the legal front for women; (more…)

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