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This section shares information, tips, stories or ideas about parenting, family life, children, outings and trips, finances, self-care, customs,  stories about cultural heritage and tradition, our furry pet companions and any other aspects of every day experience in Asheville and Western North Carolina.
We remember those who have made a significant contribution to gender equality and women’s lives and well-being. 
OurVoice, Inc.: Domestic Violence
Pet Soup and Brother Wolf Rescue
Animal Compassion Network
Sarge’s Animal Rescue

HOISTED by THEIR OWN PETARDS – The U.S. Congressional Majority That Is







“To hoist with one’s own petard is to be injured by the device that you intended to use to injure others.  It is also to be harmed or disadvantaged by an action of one’s own which was meant to harm someone else. (From a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.) She intended to murder her brother but was hoist with her own petard when she ate the poisoned food intended for him. The vandals were hoist with their own petard when they tried to make an emergency call from the pay phone they had broken.” ( This is a combined definition taken from Wikipedia and The Free Dictionary.)

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Now’s the Time by Jane Edwards

To begin with the obvious: the Honorable Judge Neil McGill Gorsuch is going to be the next Associate Justice of the United State Supreme Court. No amount of senatorial bloviation is going to alter that fact. Two reasons: One, the 115th Congress is controlled by Republicans, and, two, Mike Pence is the Vice President.

The House Democrats should be encouraged to not waste time and energy “tilting at windmills,” so to speak. Let it go.

Get Your Tickets for Planned Parenthood’s Condom Couture! It’s all about YOU!

This year’s CONDOM COUTURE is all about YOU!

For the first time, you will get to vote on your favorite design for a chance to win Audience Favorite. We will also honor 1st, 2nd, and 3rd runners up. The prizes will be followed by a silent auction where you have a chance to purchase the designs!

TAKE YOUR SEAT and Be Quiet, Young Lady! by Jane Edwards

 Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) invoked Rule 19, Section 2, to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as she was reading a letter written in 1986 by Coretta Scott King. 
In her letter, King accused Sen. Jefferson Beauregard ‘Gone With the Wind’ Sessions III of using his office to “chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens.”
King’s letter was meant to be presented to the Senate during Sessions’ nomination proceedings for the federal judiciary during the Reagan administration (the letter was never submitted; it mysteriously disappeared, only to re-surface this year.) McConnell insisted that Senator Warren had, by reading the letter, “…impugned the motives and conduct” of Sessions.

ELIMINATING RACISM: Black History Month: Celebrating our YW History

1913 — A group of black women, called the Employment Club, begin meeting, setting the stage for a black YWCA of Asheville branch.

Phyllis Wheatley Branch YWCA - College St.
1921 — A black YWCA branch, named for Phyllis Wheatley, formally opens at 272 College Street, with its primary service to young black women in need of employment.
1943 — The Public Affairs Committees of the Phyllis Wheatley Branch and the Central YWCA hold discussions. The newly formed Race Relations Committee meets with them and whenever possible tries to foster better race relations.

Now is the time to help our immigrant neighbors – from Pisgah Legal Services

Fear, uncertainty and isolation. Many of our immigrant neighbors face extraordinary fear, uncertainty and isolation in the midst of a changing approach to immigration policy in our country. Parents are anxious. Children are terrified.

Pisgah Legal Services assists immigrants in WNC through our “Justice For All Project,”– helping eligible immigrants secure work authorization and legal status. We also help immigrants secure food, housing, and safety from abuse.

Turn South: Southern Women for Change

Supporting rural Southern women as human rights leaders to end poverty 

Women uniting for change  ~  Women combating sexism, racism, classism  ~ Women tackling inequality

The work is guided by the belief that to truly empower women and end poverty we must build a political culture in the U.S. that promotes and protects human rights.   Visit Turn South: Southern Women for Change

#GrabYourWallet – Shop These Companies

The #GrabYourWallet boycott on Twitter is one example of an anti-Trump protest that appears to have had significant results. Founded last fall by Shannon Coulter and Sue Atencio, Grab Your Wallet seeks to convince companies to stop selling Trump-branded products through organized boycotts.

Here’s  the list of Trump-free companies to shop.

A Fantastic Opportunity for Sellers!

Asheville Outlets, in cooperation with Bonnie Rose Appraisals, Estate Sales & Liquidations presents the First Annual Antique, Vintage, & Collectibles Show at Asheville Outlets     800 Brevard Rd   Sunday,  May 7, 2017   10 am – 6 pm. If you are a quality Antique, Vintage or Collectibles dealer, this is your chance to select among the 100+ vendor spaces streaming throughout the interior walkways of Asheville Outlets.  This exciting new venue is conveniently located  two miles from I-40, off I-26. 

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