Strength in Words: Book Quotes For Women’s History Month

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As Women’s History Month comes to a close, let us remember that the fight for equal rights for women is a daily battle and remembering the great women who made a mark in history is not something that should be done for one day, let alone an entire month. We should never forget the contributions these women make. And what better way to recognize them all year round with inspiring words we hear from amazing women or quotes that demonstrate the importance of women in society.   Maybe your favorite made the list…

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

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Quote of the Day – March 29, 2017

I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”

― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Quote of the Day – March 28, 2017

The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.”

– Susan B. Anthony

Quote of the Day – March 26, 2017

We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”

– J.K. Rowling

Quote of the Day – March 25, 2017

Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.”

Anne Frank

Quote of the Day – March 24, 2017

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.”

Demi Lovato

Reflect & Resist: Books To Read During The Continued Fight

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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:

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