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Once again, women are sticking up for themselves and striving for equality! I know, crazy right? The founders of the Women’s March are coming back for Round 2, a strike referred to as “A Day Without a Woman.” The goal of the strike is to show exactly how extensive the value of women and their work are, despite that women are far more likely to experience unequal pay in the exact same role, discrimination, sexual harassment, and more in the work place. Although participating in the strike through choosing to abstain from work would be completely ideal, that may not be a realistic agenda for women of all backgrounds, demographics and jobs. But luckily, there are a plethora of ways you can be an active member of this strike! Here’s how:
- Wear red!: Strikers will paint the country red in representation of “revolutionary love and sacrifice,” according to the organizers…
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From the beginning of times the original or first man felt lonely and wanted a partner. The Creator provided a soulmate and made her to be the generator of next generations. Without women, without mothers there would not be any other generation. She has become the one who brings new life on earth and she is the one to be remembered for bringing up the child in a worthy adult.
The mother, or the woman, she is a personification of the act of love.
The mother is the one who walks at our side & shows what having strength, courage, and power truly means.
May, for many a month for mothers and many celebrations
Two Are Better Than One
Meet Sheridan Johnson— a wife, mother, and Registered Nurse. She blogs at Journey with the Johnsons. In honor of Mothers’ May, let’s salute all moms by sharing our stories of laughter, love, and life lessons. Join me in celebrating Sheridan’s mom. Enjoy her beautiful tribute! Happy Mothers’ May!
Sheridan and her lovely mom
Everyone has a person,
someone who they can confide in,
cry , be accountable, and trustworthy with.
This person for me has done more,
and has far exceeded my expectations of a friend.
This person has walked through
the valley right by my side,
and not watched me walk it alone.
This person has lifted me higher spiritually,
not knowing what she was truly doing.
This person has been at each and every single
major event that has occurred in my life.
Through the birth and death of my children,
this person has not left…
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Isis Anchalee, a full-stack engineer at OneLogin was asked to be one of four others participating recruiting campaign that was hastily planned and executed in 1 day.
She keeps to herself most of the time and generally prefer when others mind their own business too, but she got pretty blown away at the amount of attention the ad with her has received.
She didn’t ask for any of this attention, and she is rather uncomfortable with all of it.
I’m just a human and I prefer to keep my life simple/reserved, but it blows my mind that my fully-clothed smiling face with unbrushed hair and minimal makeup on a white wall is seemingly more controversial in some communities than this simply because of my gender:
Today still to many women receive the wrong attention at certain jobs and often men think they can make ‘avances’ just like that. the female engineer notices that those who reacted in a manner which is not decent are both socially-accepted, “smart” and “normal” guys.
This illustrates one of the industry’s deep underlying issues. There is a significant lack of empathy and insight towards recognizing that their “playful/harmless” behavior is responsible for making others inappropriately uncomfortable. This industry’s culture fosters an unconscious lack of sensitivity towards those who do not fit a certain mold. I’m sure that every other women and non-male identifying person in this field has a long list of mild to extreme personal offenses that they’ve just had to tolerate. I’m not trying to get anyone in trouble, fired or ruin anyone’s life. I just want to make it clear that we are all humans, and there are certain patterns of behavior that no one should have to tolerate while in a professional environment.
Read more about it:
You May Have Seen My Face on BART
Old traditional woman in Scanno (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Though women’s day may have been past, every day is a day for woman. We all came out of woman and without her we would not exist. Indefinitely we are connected for always to The woman of our life, be it our mother, be it our partner. what would we do without her?
Photo & text credit: “Woman” Page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fbpagewoman
On your face lies a gift of fields
Stories unfold in the pleated furrows and tales spill
Across the white fence of your smile
Phrases slip easy through the narrow gaps
Where pickets have fallen away
And I lean into the clear space of your calm contentment
I am drawn by the gifts you carry in your hands
Paraffin tapers antiqued and bent
And the bronze shelf of your arm warm against my back
Primed for your last hour
You are comfortable in the history of your bones”
~ Barbara Mitchell
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