The roots of feminism were planted millennia ago; we must understand feminism throughout history to contemplate how much farther we can go.
Wollstonecraft: A Philosophers Argument for Equal Rights
Wollstonecraft, in her publication 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman' (1792), not only advocates for equal rights for women, but discusses potential outcomes. “Let woman share the rights and she will emulate the virtues of man; for she must grow more perfect when emancipated, or justify the authority that chains such a weak being to her duty”. Wollstonecraft clearly states two outcomes should women, from childhood, receive the same education and nurturing as men and in turn not experience coercion towards a submissive character throughout their lives.
More Than A King's Mistress:
On a December day in Paris, 1721, A baby girl was born to Madeline De La Motte and her husband Francois Poisson. A baby girl they named Jeanne Antoinette. Madeline and Francois had a tumultuous marriage, and it was widely understood that Jeanne’s father was not Francois, but one of Madeline’s many other lovers.
Banished and Blind - Women in remote communities
Whilst reaching out into different communities, you start to realise that there is quite a lot that we take for granted. Understanding the world outside of our own is something that I believe we could all make a combined effort to do, together I think that this could make a real difference.
What led to Roe v. Wade?
Friends, Rarely would I even consider writing a politically charged blog. It is almost considered a downfall to have an opinion one way or another. To have one is to be cast as a 'Karen,' a trouble maker, or dismissed as either a Democrat or Republican as if either of these political party titles makes you a bad guy. With passions running high, arguments for and against laws, regulations, or medical procedures have caused even the best of friends to question the morality lines of each other.
Women first ~finale
** A first that is happening as we speak** First Black Woman Supreme Court Justice. Can't wait to see this. For my wrap up to Women's History Month, I present to you First. Without this one....... we wouldn't have educators, entertainers, writers, inventors, supermodels, sports stars and politicians.All are slices of life and different in their respective fields helping us give homage to all women.
The Nobel Prize for Women has been awarded to 58 women.
The 58 women who have won the Nobel Prize… There are 58 women who have been awarded a Nobel Prize out of the more than 900 recipients. One woman — Marie Curie — received the Nobel Prize twice.
Whilst watching a program about The Tower of London, a name was mentioned I had never heard of — Leonora Cohen. Like you, I asked the question: “Who?” I found the answer to be quite interesting.
Reflecting on my college history class from a long time ago, the history professor stated that history was written by elitist males. At that time, my thoughts were, "Not surprised!" His remarks were made in March of 1995. Recalling the history class, something else comes to mind. It was in regards to a female professor traveling to the university campus and giving a special lecture on Women's History Month.
A Year of Women's History
Happy International Women's Day! Let's celebrate by remembering a few of the great women of history, who have achieved great things and made lives easier for women today.
Bettie Page and the Last Days of American Tease
Quietly and without fanfare, Bettie Page blew into New York City in the fall of 1950. Seven years later, at the height of her fame, the Queen of Curves abdicated her throne and left the same way.
There is a MUJI 無印良品 aroma diffuser glowing at my windowsill. Steam; not smoke. Still, candlelike. It is upright and warm and holds memories of Christmas.
No, 'Women and Children First' Rule Was Never a Real Thing
I just love it when random men remind me how much happier women used to be. You know, before we got all crazy and demanded equality. We had blissful lives spent taking care of our husbands, children, scrubbing dishes, and baking pies. We didn't have to worry about who to vote for or any of that hard stuff. We were praised, protected, and taken care of by our strong, chivalrous men.