Wow Women || Her Story

This book “Her Story: Is Not Always A Story” looks to be an amazing read that opens up discussion about the injustices women face in the workplace and in other areas. I wanted to share an overview of it here, as written on the blog “A Shade of Pen.”

~Christy

A Shade Of Pen

I have stopped reading the daily newspapers. Do you know why? I cringe when I see the endless cases that pile the newspapers these days.

A girl of 14, gang raped.

Old woman, alone in house; looted and killed.

Girl sues boss for misconduct.

Seriously? Where is the happiness in seeing all this? Sure, people may say that I am choosing to be blind, but what does knowing about all these news do, if I can’t put my hands up and say, “hey I did my part; did you”?

This brings me to this wonderful compilation of stories called Her Story: Is Not Always A Story. I am seriously proud of being a part of this; not only because it is the first of four where I am being published this year but for two more reasons.

Firstly, I am sick and tired of finding women being harassed at their workplaces…

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Is Women’s Equality Day a Reality Check?

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What is reality, ladies? Photo licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

 

And so August 26 is here, officially marking the anniversary of the women’s right to vote in the United States. Yes, it is the date when the 19th amendment was changed, and it is called Women’s Equality Day. While 94 years have passed since then, I have to wonder if dedicating a day to women’s equality is a reality check – I mean, can we really celebrate this day?

What exactly do I mean? I am referring to the fact that women in the US are still unequal to men in so many ways. Speaking specifically about professional fields, women make substantially less than men on average across the US. According to the Catalyst website, “In 2013, the mean weekly earning for full-time working women  was $706, compared to $860 for men.”

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#GreenWhiteViolet A Guest Post on Women’s Right to Vote

Today I am pleased to announce a guest post on women’s right to vote, written by my blogging friend and costume designer Resa. I hope you enjoy reading the post as much I have!

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#GreenWhiteViolet

100 years ago, #GreenWhiteViolet meant, “Give Women the Vote.” Yet, what does it mean now, and why do I care?

The largely male-dominated world is a mess. To make it work better, I believe that the pragmatic answer is found by commingling the nurturing intuitional intelligence of women equally with the aggressive hard-line intelligence of men.

Nonetheless, women were and are currently sidelined to varying degrees, depending on the situation and issue.

I believe Canadian women have the earned right, and should be at the forefront of peaceful dialogue for a decent global future. This is because our sociopolitical evolution has been exemplary.

In the early 1900’s, women of the United Kingdom, France and the United States of America who were involved in a political movement to obtain their right to vote became known as “Suffragettes.”

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Suffragette Political Cartoon – Harper’s Bazaar – illustrates the costume, the movement and the fact that it is a cartoon serves to reinforce the humor aspect that Canadian Women used.

Canadian women were part of the Suffrage movement. Of the many inspiring sisters before us, my favorites are Dr. Emily Howard Stowe, Dr. Augusta Stowe Gullen and Nellie McClung.

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