Category Archives: Women’s Rights

I am Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Every time we move, my husband breaks or greatly damages some piece of furniture. This time it was the bed frame (the metal kind). It wasn’t that he broke it when we moved, it just wasn’t set up right the first time, and when he tried to fix it, it got worse.

He’s a contractor so when something breaks, I tell him because he can fix it just as well as most repairmen can.

So last night I complained again that the bed frame is broken and he says, “So YOU handle it!” out of understandable frustration. I made up my mind to do just that.

Today I walked into a mattress store, bought one, loaded it up, got it home, set it up, made a fresh bed and will get an IMMATURE amount of joy in saying,
“I handled it.”

Sometimes he just needs to be reminded that I owned my own home and set of tools before we met. I am Wonder Woman.

Play Like A Girl

Sanya Richards Ross

Sanya Richards Ross, 4x Olympic gold medalist (1 bronze)

You’ve heard people say this, maybe you’ve said it yourself. “You hit like a girl, throw like a girl, cry like a girl, that’s for girls”. Girls are made of some of the best and most resilient stuff known to “man”. In every war, women are targeted for violence because everyone knows, if you destroy the strongest part of a community, you win.

I throw like a girl. I run like a girl. I play like a girl. I cry like a girl. Every single time I hear someone say something like that, first I get pissed. Second, I think “You should be so lucky. Girls are awesome! Just ask all the boys I beat on the yard.” Next time you are tempted to say one of those phrases with contempt, think of some of my favorite girls and be in awe of their power on the field.

Billy Jean King
Marion Jones
Selena Williams
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Maria Sharapova
Nadia Comenechi
Annika Sorenstam
Danica Patrick
Bethany Hamilton
Brandi Chastain
Aimee Mullins

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/siforwomen/top_100/1/

Female IronMan

Female is IronMan

I’m a female.

Fe = Iron

Male = Man

Therefore I am Iron Man.

Save the World

The world will be saved by the Western woman. -Dalai Lama

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Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk December 2010.

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Motherhood and Work

Licia Ronzulli Photo: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Photo: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Licia Ronzulli is an Italian member of the European Parliament and a mother. She is seen in the photo voting on proposals to improve women’s employment rights.

When she brought her newborn to the voting session sheΒ saidΒ “It was not a political gesture. It was first of all a maternal gestureβ€”that I wanted to stay with my daughter as much as possible, and to remind people that there are women who do not have this opportunity [to bring their children to work], that we should do something to talk about this.

Thank goodness, Licia is able to show the world what motherhood, civic duty, and work look like when put together. Thank you.

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Fetus Rights

Gay Rights Tshirt

If the fetus you save is gay, will you still fight for its rights?

Global Solution

The Girl Effect is a solution to poverty.
If we do our part, 600 million girls in the developing world will do the rest.