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You Don’t Own Me

This video was initially posted during the 2012 election. The message, especially considering that Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, is as important as it was four years ago.

We need a President who is rational, is calm, understands the value of tact and most of all, is not living in the dark ages when it comes to American women.

Voting for Hillary is a vote for our daughter’s future. I’m with her and you should be too.

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October 1, 2016 · 11:43 pm

Donald Trump, Again….But This Time On Abortion

Here we go again, another blog post about Donald Trump and why he is should not be taking the oath of office next January. But it must be done.

This time, it is about a topic that should be a private decision, but unfortunately, it is not: abortion.

First he says that women who have abortions should be punished. Then he says that it is not the woman who should be punished, but the medical professional who performed the abortion should be held legally responsible for the abortion.

First of all, when your President, once you make a decision and/or statement, there is no recanting or going back. You stick to your guns.

Secondly, this man not only is on his third marriage, but he has daughters and granddaughters. Let me offer this scenario: Donald Trump is elected President Of The United States (perish the thought, I know, but go with me for this, please) and he signs legislation on a bill that would not only nullify  Roe V. Wade, but it would also send women and/or their doctors to jail for performing abortions.

Let’s say that a woman of child-birthing age within his personal circle is pregnant, but the doctors have determined that if the pregnancy continues to full term, they could not say with 100% certainty that the mother and/or the child will survive the birth. They abort the pregnancy to allow the woman to have other children in the future. The woman and/or her doctors are arrested and forced to stand trial for saving the life of the mother and any future children she may have.

If this is the future of our country, then I am more than a little scared.

I’m going to end this post with a video from the 2008 election, because it just as relevant today as it was then.

And the Republications wonder why 55% of female voters are voting for Hillary Clinton.

Enjoy your weekend.

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International Women’s Day 2015 Part II

As a follow up to my earlier post on International Women’s Day, below is a few videos to continue to inspire us in our goal for equality.

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March 8, 2015 · 7:31 pm

RIP Lesley Gore

1960’s Pop singer Lesley Gore passed away today.

Mainly known for light, frothy songs like “It’s My Party” and “Judy’s Turn To Cry”, Ms. Gore released “You Don’t Own Me” in 1963, a song that would become an anthem of the feminist movement.

In her later years, Ms. Gore revealed that she had been living with her partner of 30 years, Lois Sasson.

RIP Lesley. While your mortal remains will vanish, your music and your legacy will live on.

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February 16, 2015 · 10:33 pm

Throwback Thursday- Bette Midler Double Feature-The First Wives Club (1996) & Then She Found Me (2007)

Actors try to stay away from being type cast in certain types of characters. Bette Midler has played many female character that are brash, bossy and outspoken. That is perfectly fine with me.

In The First Wives Club (1996), she was part of a trio of middle aged women that included Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton. They were best friends in college, but life, as it does, took them in different directions. Then a friend commits suicide when her husband left her for a younger woman. Brought together by the fact that all three of their husbands have dumped them for younger wives, they want one thing: revenge.

I am also including the video for the classic Lesley Gore song “You Don’t Own Me” because it is just so cool and is a perfect addition to this movie.

The story of the younger woman and the older man has been told time and again throughout history. But we rarely hear of the older woman who was with the man during their youth and has recently been shoved aside for a younger and prettier model. It is even rarer for that woman to become powerful in her own right and stand on her own two feet.

In Then She Found Me (2007) April Epner (Helen Hunt) is not having an easy life. Her husband (Matthew Broderick) has just left her as soon as she finds out that they are expecting. Her adopted mother Trudy (Lynn Cohen), is disappointed that April has not achieved more in life. Add in a flirtation with Frank (Colin Firth), who is the father of one of April’s students and Bernice (Bette Midler), the birth mother that suddenly returns to her life.

What I like about this movie that it feels real. The reality is that sometimes the floor falls down on us and everything comes down with the floor.  April’s journey is inspiring and a case of art imitating life.

I recommend both.

 

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