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 Bedroom

The last room in my childhood dollhouse is the attic bedroom. It's an awkward space, and if I lived here, I'd be bumping my head a lot. But it turned out cozy and sweet. 

The bed, dresser, and rug are from my childhood. The pillows are newly knitted, but the little Care Bear pillow is a throwback. When I was a child, this room was furnished with pink and yellow Care Bear decor, not unlike my real bedroom at the time. I thought having a memory from those days was appropriate. 

The birds apparently like Takis, which they're eating on the newly sewn comforter that my mother recently made for a housewarming gift. 

Rob said that the inhabitant ought have a pair of slippers next to the bed, so I whipped up a pair. And where would she put her laundry? 

It's been great fun revamping this house and on the whole I'm ready to call this one finished. Stay tuned for one final post about this house!