I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion you want, and do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto.”
As we continue to educate and reflect over these first 100 days, the Women’s March team wants us to commit ourselves to continue focusing on what is currently going on and how we can educate others to be more tolerant. So part of the 10 Actions/100 Days campaign, we are one Action 5: Reflect & Resist. This action is asking us to read and talk about what we have read with others:
Action five is designed to educate some, and refresh others, through study, reflection, and courageous conversations, so that we can all be empowered by, and learn from, the work of activists who came before us, while being mindful not to perpetuate the mistakes of the past. Community is key to activism, so bring your huddles, neighbors, and your march partners back together, collectively choose a book or article to read, or film to watch. Take time to reflect and, together, discuss the topics that they highlight and the issues that women experiencing multiple forms of oppression have faced and continue to face. Below, we’ve selected five titles from each category to help you get started. We encourage you to choose a resource you feel will challenge you most.”
A lot of these books, articles, and movies focus on the feminist movement. But books that and articles that get the conversation going I believe are ideal for this action. So here are the campaign’s suggestions to help you get started:
Every woman I know, particularly the senior ones, has been called too aggressive at work. We know in gender blind studies that men are more aggressive in their offices than women. We know that. Yet we’re busy telling all the women that they’re too aggressive. That’s the issue.”
Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.”
– Hillary Clinton
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Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government”
As book lovers we pride ourselves in all the organizations and events that help support our favorite pastime. However, there are people who still don’t think that these proposed budget cuts will not affect them. These organizations support amazing programs and provide great resources that most people don’t have the opportunity to experience. Still not convinced? Courtesy of BookRiot, take a look at all the great book-related programs we risk losing if organizations like the NEA and the NEH disappear.
National Book Festival – An public annual literary event, sponsored by the NEA and IMLS (Institute of Museums and Library Services), that brings book-lovers and authors together for different activities ranging from author talks to book signings.
NEA Big Read – A national program that provides grants that fund community-based organizations which encourages reading and participation in diverse populations. Books like Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez are examples of great works that were chosen for the program.
Pages: 589 pages
Published: May 14 , 2013
Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction
I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
― Jane Austen
If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.