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

Haiku



Haiku are short poems with the form of

five syllables

seven syllables
five syllables

They must have a connection to a season- including a nature word to further this goal. They must capture one brief moment in time. They must have some surprise or AHA moment.


Technically, combining haiku with a photograph or painting is called haiga, which is generally what I do. I think it's a bit more fun. 


Do you haiku? Haiga? If so, post yours in the comments and share with the world!


Read mine for a little inspiration:


December 11
from below
Return
pink
#81
creek
space
cracked
remembering
falls
always free
both
crystalize
today
#71
reaching
reflection
marigolds
winter
woolly
root
#64
eight
birthday
asters
orange
raspberries
#58
#57
Monet
ADK
pinned
light
#52
down
ripe
content
two
poppies
#46
frog and toad
today
dirt
in spring
tradition
birth day
overturned
Spring Haiku
#38
#37
#36
#35
movement
#33
#32
conformity
mandala
gingerbread
#28
remembrance
air
Gaia
rows
#23
#22
success
connected
#19
Then
haiku #17
spun
monday haiku #15
to visit
along the river
glow
monday haiku
haiku #10
evening glory
monday haiku #8
tis the season
bird sound
grit
instead
the difference
duck memoir

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