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Fight like RBG

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you,” Ruth Bader Ginsberg once said.

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Women belong

“Women belong in all the places where decisions are being made,” Ruth Bader Ginsberg once said.

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A disease of the white people

In her book Caste, Isabel Wilkerson tells how Albert Einstein was dismayed at the treatment of black people when he arrived in the United States from Germany in 1932. After he settled in Princeton, he found that Black residents were consigned to the worst parts of town, to segregated movie houses and to servant positions. […]

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Kindness and more kindness

“There are three ways to ultimate success,” Mr. Rogers once said. “The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind.”

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Use your anger

 “If you’re not angry, you’re either a stone, or you’re too sick to be angry,” Maya Angelou once said. “You should be angry. “You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So, use that anger. “Yes. You write it. […]

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The battle to win the vote

What event marked the beginning of women’s battle to win the vote in the United States? The Seneca Falls Convention on July 19 and 20, 1848—which was held in the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Seneca Falls, New York. More than 300 women and 40 men attended the convention to discuss “the social, civil and religious […]

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The first women to vote

Who were the first women to vote in the United States? Almost a thousand years ago, women in the Haudenosaunee Confederacy helped select the chiefs who governed their council, says scholar Sally Roesch Wagner. These were women in the Mohawk, Oneida and other tribes that lived around the Great Lakes, and they helped decide matters […]

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It’s August in Texas

Yikes! It is too hot today in Dallas for me to go on my afternoon walk. I will have to take a walk after dinner. Of course, I complain about the weather. But, soon, it will be cooler. Soon, summer will be over. I am reminded of a Shakespeare quote: “Summer’s lease hath all too […]

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Who can vote?

In 1891, the Illinois constitution declared: “Idiots, lunatics, paupers, felons and women shall not be entitled to vote.”

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We, the people

“It was we, the people,” declared Susan B. Anthony. “Not we, the white male citizens. Nor yet, we, the male citizens, but we, the whole people, who formed the Union….Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.”

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