How much do you know about your parents and grandparents? Many of us have what Professor Elizabeth Keating describes as "kind of genealogical amnesia" that eats holes in our family histories like moths eat holes in the sweaters lovingly knitted by our ancestors.”
After years of cleaning services, I decide Tim and I should start cleaning our home. “Cleaning is not a bad thing,” I asserted. “Think of it as starting a new form of exercise. We will turn on good music and focus on nurturing and appreciating our home.”
Feminism is not about making women strong. We already are. It’s about believing in our strength and changing how the world perceives it. I’m not going out on a limb when I say that most US women friends in my age group are so indoctrinated in patriarchy that they are blind to the inequalities. However, our belief system will shift if we focus on what women have accomplished and what it took to get here.
What? I can’t hear you! Hearing, or I should say, “not hearing” is a condition equally frustrating to those afflicted and those who aren’t. Last month, President Biden’s executive order lowered the price of hearing aids. Hearing loss sneaks up on us. If people would just stop whispering. Speak up! We want to yell at people.
Certain people can't catch a break. For every one step forward, circumstances push them back two. The reasons for this inability to climb to the next level are as many as the stories we tell to explain it.