Speaking truth to power on IWRD

Women’s International League, 5/1/22. This image is available from the United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID npcc.06273. In the public domain in the USA

by Kathie MM

It’s International Women’s Rights Day, March 8, 2018—a day not just to celebrate women’s escape from bondage, or women’s courageous struggle to gain their inherent social, economic, and political rights, but also to press for progress / .  When gun rights outweigh not just women’s and children’s rights and the NRA agenda outranks human rights, it’s time to act.

In every nonviolent struggle for rights, role models can play a crucial role. Today, let a child lead you. Watch and take courage from the words and deeds of some very young women—the young women who are organizing the March 24, 2018, March for Our Lives on Washington, DC. https://marchforourlives.com/In particular, make your day by watching this video  in which Sarah Chadwick, one of the survivors of the recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting (which left 17 students and staff dead), takes on Dana Loesch, spokespropagandist for the NRA.

Read the whole story and transcript here.

Then decide how you can support the March 24 March for Life, for women’s rights, human rights, and peace.  To remind yourself that the activism of ordinary citizens can move mountains while Congresspeople sit on their hands and worry about their wallets, read this .

Women, for further inspiration regarding the particular differences women can make, also  read this and join the cause.


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