8 March 2017 International Woman’s Day (The rhetoric doesn’t match the actions), Quotes that resonate

Good morning family, how are you doing this morning?  I woke up this morning to another weird dream.  Yesterday it was hearing the sound of a howling wolf and the name Daphne that woke me out of a deep sleep  and then this morning it was a dream about kids running to me and yelling my name and then screaming, “Earthquake!” that woke me up at 5:30 am!

Anyhew… it’s International Woman’s Day today.  As a woman with 49 years on this planet, and this is just me saying this, I don’t feel like things have really changed all that much during my lifetime.  What do I mean by that?  It just doesn’t feel like things have really gotten much better for women, especially in this country.  It even seems like things are peddling back to worse…more archaic than they were before.  It feels like a lot of what our foremothers, including my Grandma, fought for is still having to be fought for.  Actions speak louder than words and the actions towards women of this country and world speak volumes….the rhetoric doesn’t match the deeds.  If  women are equal to men then treat them and pay them accordingly!

Source Internet: The women of yesterday who fought so we can have today.

http://www.aauw.org/research/the-simple-truth-about-the-gender-pay-gap/ – excerpt only.  Go to this link for reports and more information.

The Big Number: 80 Percent

Did you know that in 2015, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 80 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 20 percent? While the number has gone up one percentage point from 2014, the change isn’t statistically significant — because the increase is so small, mere tenths of a percent, it doesn’t amount to perceptible change. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the earnings ratio hasn’t had significant annual change since 2007. The gap has narrowed since the 1970s, due largely to women’s progress in education and workforce participation and to men’s wages rising at a slower rate. Still, the pay gap does not appear likely to go away on its own. At the rate of change between 1960 and 2015, women are expected to reach pay equity with men in 2059. But even that slow progress has stalled in recent years. If change continues at the slower rate seen since 2001, women will not reach pay equity with men until 2152.

21 Aug 2012 Jackie drawing about liberation of women

International Women’s Day

www.internationalwomensday.com/

Where: Everywhere. What: International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/international-women-day-article-1.2991204 – excerpt, use link for entire article.

How it started: International Women’s Day was officially declared by the United Nations in 1975. Prior to that, the day had been celebrated in various forms since 1909. The two most official origin dates are the 1909 Socialist Party of America’s declaration of March 8th as “National Women’s Day” (honoring a women’s labor strike the year before) and the International Women’s Day conference held on March 19th in Copenhagen in 1911.

http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2017/03/08/archives/reprint/womans-rebellion-story-suffrage-1909.html

Some quotes that resonated with me this morning: 

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Eric Fromm

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
Thomas Fuller

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.” (I would add, other women to this lol!)
Joseph Conrad, Chance

“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”
Anaïs Nin

“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
Brigham Young

“Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.”
George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?

“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”
John Lennon

“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.”
Bette Davis

“Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget.”
Robert Jordan

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5 comments on “8 March 2017 International Woman’s Day (The rhetoric doesn’t match the actions), Quotes that resonate

  1. Happy Womans Day to you… and a big thank you to all who fought for the right to vote, to drive cars and to wear what we want… even when some european leaders are on the way back to darkest middle age…

    • Same to you my friend and the same is seeming to happen here in America with that drive back to the dark ages with not just women but all things. We are wasting so much time and resources as a planet on petty bullshit. We should be traveling the stars like we drive cars by now. Such a waste.

  2. Happy International Woman’s Day, Jackie. We must continue to appreciate and value ourselves. That’s how it moves forward. Snail’s pace is human perception. In Universal time, we’re right on schedule! 😉 xoxoM

    • Snail’s pace is an understatement in my opinion M. I feel like these power plays between the sexes, the races, religions, between economic classes and so many other ways we’ve come up with to divide ourselves from each other (and nature) and obstruct progress is putting us at such a pace of progress that human beings will never see anything different within the life of this planet or sun – whichever goes first. I just keep seeing the same destructive cycles repeating themselves over and over and unlike you M, I have lost patience about it. This is why when I pray each day, I pray that the God of my understandings will be done about all this and not mine! I try to remember how patient this Earth has been with me in my progression through this life and that helps me too. If the Earth wasn’t patient, none of us would still be here. Thank you for your patience with me M – I have a lot of spiritual growth to do yet and am grateful for people like you in my life that remind me of this and help me.

      • As Divine Beings inhabiting finite, limited bodies, it’s not easy to wrap our understanding around Eternity, Jackie. And we try. Just continue Being, Jackie. From a Universal perspective, it’s enough. 😉 xoxoM

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