Women inspiring women is the emphasis on this blog. With the support and company of two men, we discuss topics that touch the lives of women living and learning through the daily grind. Some of our conversations might not be comfortable, especially for those who are in denial about the reality of their situation or who might see themselves in the not-so glamorous light.
While conversations about fashion, homemaking, cooking, and other topics that are often and mostly assigned to women might arise, they will be in the context of her inherent beauty, her rights as a human being, her role in society and her parenting of the children she, hopefully, chose to bring into this world.
One such topic that causes discomfort is that of violence perpetuated by women. We will continue this conversation today in our afternoon post when Alexis Ali presents Part III of the four-part series, “Adele’s Pattern: A Journey To Redemption.” When we discussed the idea of this series, Alexis and I shared a bit about our understanding and experiences with this issue. Not much but just enough for us to be on the same page. What she has produced turns out to be very much a great depiction of my journey. Reading this second to last installment of the series, my eyes welled with tears as it felt as if someone told Alexis my story – sections that I hardly shared.
Assault By Women
Violence by women is a reality – whether you want to admit it, know any woman personally who was or is violent or whether you believe the reports or not. Some feminists might be reluctant to admit that there are women who simply do not have a handle on emotions management, preferring to push the issue under the carpet of “more men abuse women.” While the data show that as the truth, we cannot continue denying therefore not supporting women who are violent, particularly toward their children.
Be sure to Subscribe to receive an update when Alexis’ and the articles of other Contributors post. If you are a young woman under 35 years of age or know one, you might also be interested in joining another conversation with me – this one will be live and free. It is my “Practical Spirituality for Young Women” Webinar next Monday, September 14 at The Spirituality Centre. This one-hour session is an ice-breaker, a start to a wider discussion on living according to your own design, managing your affairs including relationships, parenting, finances and friendships in ways that are enhancing not burdensome to your dreams. Register for that session here, check out previously recorded free webinars and come let us talk.
Matters of Concern For Women
Here are some other issues coming up on the radar this morning – not so comfortable ones but needing our attention and more so our voices wherever we can be heard, whether that is to simply ask, write a letter, or discuss among your girlfriends:
- Women worldwide are still being paid 24% less than men: “A U.N. agency is mounting a worldwide campaign for equal pay for women, who get 24 percent less than men on global average and around 30 percent less for those in Asia.” (Read more…)
- Should women take steps to stop seeing periods, period?: “Periods can be painful and messy, and while they are considered a marker of female identity, there are also social pressures to keep them invisible on account of their “ick” factor. So there are some who find eliminating periods altogether to be their best option.” (Read more…)
- Is women’s health getting unfair treatment by US Republicans?: “Effective public health programs are increasingly coming under assault by politicians as the 2016 elections approach. The recent unfounded attacks on Planned Parenthood by Governor Bobby Jindal and other Republican presidential candidates are nothing more than shameless political pandering. The same pattern is reflected in the anti-science, evidence-be-damned stance of those politicians opposed to needle exchanges.” (Read more…)
Check out these three articles, share them with your friends across social media and invite them to a conversation. It really is time more women talk and take some type of action on real issues affecting their lives daily. No need for labels – not feminist ones, not political ones or religious ones – it is about our lives and your daughter’s lives. [tweetthis]Hey, let’s talk about some real issues affecting women! Check this blog post![/tweetthis]
Until later, do have a great Hump Day!