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Celebrating 100 years of voting

British women won the right to vote on February, 6, 1918—100 years ago. At least some British women won the right to vote. Only female property owners who were 30 or older were eligible to vote, explains The New York Times. It took another decade before Britain extended the right to vote to all women […]

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In an instant

“Life changes in the instant,” writes Joan Dideon at the beginning of her book about the year after her husband died–The Year of Magical Thinking. “The ordinary instant.” Thankfully, my husband is alive. But, the book made me think of the day when my mother died and the day when my father died. “Life changes […]

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What does love look like?

Matt de La Pena wrote a children’s book titled Love. He wants his child to know there is more to the world than the divisiveness he sees every time he turns on the television, he told The Dallas Morning News in an interview for its January 21, 2018, issue. Every page shows visual examples of […]

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I am wealthy

On Valentine’s Day, I will be thankful for my husband—and my children—and for my big circle of friends and family. “I am wealthy in my friends,” Shakespeare once wrote. And, I am wealthy because I count many of my family members as friends, too. And, many of my friends are like family! –Joy

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What a privilege

“When you arise in the morning, think what a privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” What a great quote from Marcus Aurelius. Valentine’s Day is coming. It’s time to show how much you love your family and friends.

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Normal confusion

“A certain number of people have arrived at a standard confusion that is considered normal,” R.D. Laing, psychiatrist and author, once said. Laing also stressed, “There are an infinite variety of human experiences, but certain societies limit the number of acceptable experiences.” When I heard Laing speak in 1972, I filed away my notes. I […]

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Protesting in Iran

In one of Tehran’s busiest squares, an Iranian woman removed her headscarf, tied it to a stick and waved it for all to see. Half a dozen other women have protested Islamic law by removing their headscarf, reports The New York Times. Their protest is significant in Iran, even though the women are “still small […]

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Equal pay? Prove it!

Iceland has a new law that requires companies and government agencies to prove they are paying men and women equally. “Of course, it has always been illegal to unequally pay men and women,” Frida Ros Valdimarsdottir, the chairwoman of the Icelandic Women’s Right Association, told The New York Times. “But this is a legally binding […]

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Going “full steam”

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 84, but she’s not planning to retire. She has a standard answer for interviewers who ask how long she plans to stay on the Supreme Court, reports The Dallas Morning News. She will keep working as long as she can go “full steam.”

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It’s about time

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is 84, recently praised the #MeToo movement. “I think it’s about time,” she told CNN. “For so long, women were silent.”

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