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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Love, not hate

“Hate cannot drive out hate,” Martin Luther King said. “Only love can do that.” Martin Luther King died more than 50 years ago, but his words are relevant today.

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Speak up

Yikes! Since January 1, I have had computer problems–and then I had more computer problems. I was sick–and then I got sick again. Now I’m better–much better, and I’m ready to begin a new year. It’s still January–the month when we celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday. He died more than 50 years ago, but his […]

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Happy New Year!

I have been having major computer issues, but I now have a new computer and I’m ready for a new year. I am reminded of a quote from Muriel Rukeyser. “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed.” […]

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Be a heroine

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim,” Nora Ephron once said. We found that quote in Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened.

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Serving the people

Lupe Valdez recently resigned as Dallas County sheriff to run for governor of Texas. She is Hispanic, a Lesbian, a migrant farmer’s daughter. “I’ve lived a life of hard work and service,” she said. “El que no sirve a la gente, no sirve para nada.” (If you’re not serving people, you’re not worth anything.”)

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One woman telling the truth

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?” Muriel Rukeyser once said. “The world would split open.” We found that quote in Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened.

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