The Continuing Fight for Women's Rights

Last week at the Legislature, I made a speech on the Roe decision, women's rights, and the pervasive misogyny of our society. A slightly edited version was printed in the Ithaca Times this week , and I'm posting it here now. The fight for equality must continue. ~~~~~ Today is an important day. 174 years ago today, on July 19, 1848, 300 women and men gathered in Seneca Falls, NY, to speak out about the inequality facing women, demand the same rights and freedoms that men held, and make known their discontent with the way this country was progressing. The Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention was the first convention of its kind in American history. From that convention, it took more than 70 years for women to gain the right to vote in 1919. Voting is a key right, for sure, but there are so many other freedoms not afforded to women. Sometimes the fight for equality goes slowly. Sometimes it goes backwards. Like right now, after the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe

Dollhouse Living Room

Even though this dollhouse has such a small space to fill, I struggled with how the living room should look. I kept the red velvet couch and the red fancy lamp from my childhood, and started to work around that. 

Of course, a TV was needed. So I made one from balsa, coated in nail polish for a shine. The birds switched the channel to the 2001 movie Winged Migration.

The cabinet came from a lot of furniture I bought, but it was hideous. The thick wooden doors were glued open. So I cut them off and sanded it down. With a fresh coat of shabby-chic paint, it looks much more suitable. 

I hadn't planned to use the rug from my childhood, but with the repainted cabinet, and the colorful walls, it actually fit right in. A few knitted pillows, more bird art, some magazines, and the vintage telephone make of this house a home. 

I'm almost done here - last room is the attic bedroom. I have been moving on to imagining the next house. Much more to come!


Andrea said…
Love it! I want bird wallpaper in my own house now!