This Patriot’s Day, It Was Women Waging Revolutionary War
By Lauren Sandler at the Huffington Post
In Massachusetts, Patriot’s Day is celebrated annually with the mother of all marathons. Growing up, I assumed that every American schoolkid had Patriot’s Day off, to commemorate the first battles of the Revolutionary War; later, I learned that it’s about as common as calling a water fountain a “bubbler.” Regardless, this Patriot’s Day was a fine one for American women, and days later, I am still glowing from the gynophoria.
My national pride comes not just from an American woman powering through frigid headwinds and pelting rain to win the Boston Marathon for the first time since Geraldine Ferraro was on the Democratic ticket, but from other triumphs this Patriot’s Day. Those victories remind us that with the law and a free press on our side, new revolutionary battles can be fought and won. Continue reading
Lauren Sandler is a journalist and the author of Righteous, One and Only and a forthcoming book about a year in the life of a young homeless mother.
So many people have the mistaken impression that women’s rights are protected under the United States Constitution. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact this mistaken belief has led to a malaise in our society, in women in particular, toward taking any type of affirmative action to ask, to demand that this wrong be righted.
To learn more about how women are disadvantaged in the United States under the Constitution find Kamala Lopez’s documentary o
n Amazon Video, YouTube, or Vudu to see her examination of the unfair treatment of women in the United States and in other countries as well. Also a book written by Jessica Neuwirth labled Equal Means Equal
tells the story of the legal cases that form the need for an ERA, along with contemporary cases in which women’s rights are compromised without the protection of an ERA.
Here’s a great pic from the Asheville, North Carolina Women’s March in January 2018
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“Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers.
Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society.
Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears.
Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi
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