Susan B. Anthony Birthday Remembrance

 

February 15, 2013

Susan Bsusieb1877-smrownell Anthony, born 193 years ago today, dedicated her life to winning for women their political, civil, economic and educational rights. The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has acquired several artifacts related to the life of Miss Anthony, a resident of Rochester from 1845 until her death in 1906.

http://rochester.edu/news/susan-b-anthony-bday2013/

Listen to the story of how Susan B. Anthony worked to get women admitted to the University (mp3).

View the livestream of “Susan B. Anthony and the Material World,” presented Carolyn Ducey, Curator of Collections at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, University of Nebraska. From the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies 2013 Humanities Project Series

One Woman can do anything, but united we end this war between us & against all womankind- let’s UNITE and end it once and for all! IMAGINE the majority United! ~BettyJean Downing 2010~

Year of the Woman, not Title IX, and more than tits and ass!

BettyJean Downing Kling

Women triumphed at the Olympics this year by working hard and the ladies teams won by working together! Imagine how much more can be won so much more than a few crotchety items! A few less battered bodies, dead women, raped children, safer streets and schools perhaps? Look at the bigger picture- Imagine the Majority United?

Every country represented at the Olympics also brought women, please try to remember that all women count regardless of their ideology.  Interestingly – there is no Title IX in China or in Russia or in Romania but they send plenty of women and they have been winning since the very beginning because they train them well regardless of women’s lib. For Left leaning—err Democrat, moles disguised as national women’s groups to hail to the chief pushing Liberal politics as the reason for our women  winning this year flies in the face of all the countries who have sent women and who support them financially as well. Our Government doesn’t financially support our female athletes, so title 9 is less valuable compared to the full support even Commy nations give their women – so let’s get off of the right left crap about it! I am grateful T9 let gave females opportunities but stop exploiting everything for the Party’s sake and start working instead for all women. Geeze don’t we ever get tired of being party first — instead of all women come before either party?

Forget the politics and unite women behind an idea, that idea being that all women in the US are valuable regardless of left or right divisive issues that separate them. Bring FEMALES together rather than let the ‘all boys clubs’ – both of them pull us apart.

Stop with the right left division and let’s get the majority united. Try this for a change — appeal to women without alluding to party- right or left or their friggen vaginas or reproduction. Try appealing to the fact that 4 a day are beaten to death – or otherwise murdered t the hand of an intimate partner and we need stricter and enforceable laws. Let’s appeal to women who need our support in divorce and family courts- those who have their children stripped from their loving arms and placed in the care of their abusers or worse pedophiles. Let’s appeal to the indecency women face in our court systems and the plight of the poor in education and leave the birth control to another day. How about we appeal to life and our children and stopping the death of children and their mother’s lives for a change, more women and children face those needs on a daily basis. Can we speak up for safer streets, and food, and schools and jobs for just a few weeks here? Appeal to the fact that we need to make this a safer place for our daughters, a more equal playing field. Can you concentrate on that for just a few months- just long enough to get this bill passed or must you turn off half the women in this country to satisfy the other half?  Are thou really going to cut the baby in half over and over and over again?  What about the battered women- what about the mothers- what about the lost children? Does anyone else count anymore? Look at the bigger picture- Imagine the Majority United?

For those of you who get it and are willing to use a softer approach try this letter and send it to both R’s and D’s.

Good Luck and Thanks you so much for your common sense!

“I am calling today to ask that (Senator/Representative) ________________ give his/her support to resolutions moving through the House and Senate that call for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, Many organizations have been working on this since it was first introduced in the 1920′s by suffragist Alice Paul. I feel that the Equal Rights Amendment is important issue in this coming election and is bi-partisan.

There is no excuse for it not to be enacted in my lifetime. I want to see Equal Rights for Women specifically spelled out in The Constitution. Women comprise 52% of the electorate and in return for our votes this November we are asking for your immediate support on: H.J.Res.47: and S.J.Res.39:

No longer pacified by promises, we require a true demonstration of value for value. In return for votes from our large voting bloc we demand equal rights under The Constitution.

I hope I can count on (Senator/Representative) ___________’s support on this issue.

Thank you.”

H.J.Res.47: Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment. (aka: The Three State Solution)
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.J.RES.47:

S.J.Res.39: A joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:S.J.RES.39:

The Text:

JOINT RESOLUTION

Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding any time limit contained in House Joint Resolution 208 of the Ninety-second Congress, second session, the article of amendment proposed to the States in that joint resolution shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution whenever ratified by three additional States.

Radio Production Intern/Volunteer (remote)

Posted by: Jocelyn Schur

WANTED: 2 interns (can earn credit at your college) as Radio Producers. We will also accept Volunteers interested in producing a non-sexist and non-partisan radio show by, for and about women that promotes women and whatever they are doing to help others in raising Women’s conscientiousness to self worth, education, empowerment and enlightenment.

This is an opportunity to learn how a national online radio service works. The Majority United (TMU) Women’s Radio’s call-in program seeks interns interested in women’s studies, law, psychology, sociology, criminology and/or communications. Volunteers interests in Women’s rights and or activism if not partisan bent may also apply. We are interested in supporting all women regardless of nationality, race, creed, color, or personal political convictions.

Our shows air Monday and Wednesday nights10 PM Eastern, interns are encouraged to participate as pitch hit co-hosts, however, it is not mandatory that they do so.

This is an opportunity to learn how a national online radio service works. The Majority United (TMU) Women’s Radio’s call-in program seeks interns interested in women’s rights issues, law, psychology, sociology, criminology and/or communications.

Responsibilities include researching background material, contacting potential guests and callers for the show, and general administrative and production duties. Knowledge of Power Point is preferred,

  • do research,
  • work with talent relations
  • book guests
  • set up interviews
  • write interview questions
  • assist in scheduling guests
  • assist in production of promotions,
  • assist in production of shows
  • interact with affiliates.
  • promote via social networking i.e. FaceBook, Twitter and others

Specifics:

-create newsletters and promote the show

-research guest’s vitae

-set up interviews, book guests and interact with affiliates

-Assist in production of promotions, via BTR and Newsletter etc.

-Assist in production of shows – updating show page and or chat room dialog during show.

The intern will have the chance to produce their own show!

BettyJean KlingM.S, M. Ed Founder & Host

www.blogtalkradio.com/FreeMeNow

How to apply

Please submit resume and one paragraph describing your interest in this position to the Senior Producer, SchurJocelyn@Gmail.com

What “Republican War on Women?”

BettyJean Downing Kling
*Updated 3/19/12 see Quote from Cynthia Ruccia

10:47pm Mar 14

I have to laugh every time I hear the phrase “Republican War on Women” perhaps ‘I gag’ is a better characterization of my response.
There is no Republican war on women – there is a Political war on women. Both parties are using women as pawns and it is because we are rated by both parties as second class citizens of little value except as a partisan voting block. We have been fighting for Equal rights since shortly after we fought and won the right to vote.  Most recently, about 65 years ago, women started a new push for Equal Rights and to be recognized a first class citizens with a voice of our own BUT the movement’s leaders SOLD OUT to the political parties and splintered into special interest groups instead. Women have been divided into liberal and conservative camps ever since serving the political parties and the patriarchy perfectly. Instead of amounting to a majority force of 52% they are instead about evenly divided into a weak 25% of which very few bother to mount much of a fight for ERA but instead join forces against other women with the political party they have aligned with if they get involved at all. Instead of a majority force of 52% women they have become absorbed into the male minority which only brings so-called women’s issues in order to further keep the majority from uniting.

When will we learn that if we want Justice for the women and girls in this lifetime we need the ERA? If we want the ERA, we are going to have to fight for it ourselves outside of the two party system and it will take an army of women applying pressure and threats of withholding votes and support which is all politicians understand. A million of us on the DC steps threatening to vote them out should speak to them.

No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her sex.”
– Susan B Anthony, 1872 Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/elections/475371-what-has-democratic-party-done-women.html#ixzz1pCdrdPKO

If we want such a voice we will need women – lots of women – and we will need women from both sides of the aisle and from the center to get our message understood. Our message is United we Stand, their message is, divided they fall.

To get more women involved – we must stop the infighting and we can do it best by stopping the divisiveness that separates the majority into two or more camps of women making them enemies instead of allies?

I am sick to death of hearing  “the Republicans hold women back!” It’s not just the Republicans, we have been trying to get this done during the reign of both parties for example, most recently during the last 2 years of Bush and clearly the first 2 years of Obama’s administration when the Democrats had full control and the majority in both houses – I didn’t see the Dems shake any trees for women for the ERA. It wasn’t even on the table for the Dems or for any women’s group as a top priority either. So how about we stop the party politics and divisive single issue mantra and start to fight FOR what we really need and want by bringing all women together.

I think it is disingenuous to teach Democratic women to constantly bash Republicans – and by extension the republican women in this fight when the fight during our lifetime has not been the total fault of any one party and certainly not of Republican women who feel insulted by this constant bashing. What do you suppose they think of Dem women who say things like this when they know that liberal politics has drastically changed women’s lives and yet not garnered ALL women EQUALITY or EQUAL PAY in solidarity but rather changed the fight to some women’s issues that did not square with the majority at all but instead fights for minority issues disregarding the ERA big picture.

Remember- When the Democratic Party refused to support women’s suffrage, the National Woman’s Party sought to punish the party by campaigning on behalf of the Republican Party.
Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/elections/475371-what-has-democratic-party-done-women.html#ixzz1pCe3Q0I7

Women’s Rights Convention In 1848, the Women’s Right Convention took place in Seneca Falls, New York; thus began the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. A national meeting was held in 1850 in Worcester, Massachusetts; then, in 1870, suffragettes Lucy Stone and Mary Livermore were seated as delegates at the Massachusetts Republican State Convention.

In 1872 at the Republican National Convention, a resolution was passed supporting admission of women “to wider fields of usefulness.” In addition to this resolution was the declaration that “the honest demand of this class of citizens for additional rights . . . should be treated with respectful consideration.” Read more at Suite101: Women and the Republican Party: Suffrage Rights First Fought for by Republicans | Suite101.com http://lindasuegrimes.suite101.com/women-and-the-republican-party-a67082#ixzz1pCc4dr6V

It is also disingenuous to teach Republican women to bash Democrats and their women when much of the progress we have made has been accomplished by the hard work and dedication of proud democrats who are fighting for women’s rights. Where would we be without the hard work of all the women who came before us and fought for better working conditions, better jobs and management positions, better pay, men’s support for more egalitarian family practices, family leave, better educational opportunities including Titles 7 & 9, sexual harassment laws, and so much more.

How can we forget or deny the focus changed and no longer applied to the majority of women and as we lost the focus – women split into conservative and liberal groups and right into the hands of the patriarchy and instead of bringing us back together to get ERA for the Majority – the 52% of all women which inclusive of the all minority women and including both parties and in the interest of justice – we come together on this issue that benefits all women and unites us in a common goal rather than divides us by what we do not share. Shall we instead continue to drag ourselves down listening to those who insist on bringing divisive issues prompted by politicians and their politics into it? These are political hacks and shills not ERA proponents with women’s best interests in mind – if it were not so – they would be binding all women together under the banner for which they fight.

As a woman I must ask each of you — are we all valuable except for women of the opposite party- or sexual preference, or religion, or color?

And if it really were over politics alone explain what happened during the women’s movement there was a * 40 year dry spell for Republicans what did the Democrats do for women?

When the 104th Congress began in January of 1995, it was the first time since the 83rd Congress of 1953—1955 that the Republicans had control of both the House and Senate. They had never controlled the House during the forty-year period of Democratic rule, and only briefly controlled the Senate, during the 97th through 99th Congresses of 1981—1987. http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance96.html

During that drought it was Republican women who marched together with Democrats until politicians helped divide us. To hell with Shaffeley on the Right and her counterpart haters on the Left- let us march together down the center and get it done! Gimme a break – just bring women together to fight FOR something instead of always playing politics. Neither party (of the men, by the men, for the men or church ) and  gives a Rat’s Pitudy about women – it’s up to us to do for ourselves – that is what we should be concentrating on instead of fighting the game set us up to fight – it’s a men’s politics game! There is no republican war on women – there is a misogynist war on women.  Let’s play our own game by our own rules and win Equal Rights for women!

*”A once and often worthy civil rights movement has become a mere parody of its former self.” and: “Time was when real feminists fought for the right of little girls to be educated as well as little boys. Time was when they fought protracted and heartbreaking battles for women[s right to vote. Time was when they fought for the right to own their own property, to be in charge of their own monies, to be eqjuals before the law.
Time was when there were heroines such as Abigail Adams, Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Whatever their personal vagaries, oddities, and conflicts may have been, they all fought for core values, values which included women having equal rights in education, in politics, in their homes, and before the law. They fought and suffered on behalf of future generations of women, and the victories they did achieve were made possible by changing laws and/or amending the Constitution–amendments which gave the vote to blacks and women. We don’t see enough of such women anymore.” ~Cynthia Ruccia

Read More:http://womenwintoo.blogspot.com/2012/03/whack-mole.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WomenWinToo+%28Women+Win+Too%29

Enough already using women as pawns- we are not this stupid. There is a war on women alright but it is not just from the Republicans. It’s ALSO from the Dems blaming the Republicans! We do not need to be told there is a war on women – we know it and we also know we are being used. Both parties want our votes. If you’re not going to be a puppet being used by the left or the right, then why not stand up and ask if either party gave a damned why aren’t they putting more women on their slates? Are they picking lady VP’s this year? Are they filling their cabinets half full of women? War on women INDEED! The original suffragists had the right idea a National Woman’s Party could be bigger and stronger than either of these two lame ducks who would be nothing without us!

  • the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org released a new television ad to coincide with the primaries, accusing the Republican Party of launching a “war on women.”
    politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/…/13/…starting-a-war-against-women
  • Democrats Send 250 Word Email, Says “Republican … 4 hours ago Mar 14, 2012 · Democrats Send 250 Word Email, Says “Republican War On Women” 4 Times…weaselzippers.us/2012/03/…email-says-republican-war-on-women-
  • Republican’s war on women comes to our …1 hour ago There are significant differences in the Republican-plus-three budget and the budget supported by House and Senate Democrats when it comes to women. The Republican …blog.senatedemocrats.wa.gov/brown/republican-rsquo-s-war-on-women

International Women’s Day, 100th Anniversary – Herstory 8

BettyJean Downing Kling

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900′s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

Click here for a History and links to International women’s day website: http://4wea.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/international-womens-day-100th-anniversary-herstory-8/


 

Why do we need another women’s group?

BettyJean Downing

The logo says it all,WOMEN women organized mobilized empowered nationwide. The letters create the very word Women,there is a women symbol within the word and an eternal flame within the heart of the women symbol. It is the color of both sea and the sky symbolizing our depth and height with a touch of red symbolizing our burning desires and yellow for our light heartedness. Oh yes our logo says it all. We are women, we are those who hold up half the sky with devotion deep as the deepest sea, with love burning as deepest as any fire yet whose touch is as gentle and light as a feather. Women who misunderstood and yet to be reckoned with but we are coming and we will be reckoned with!

A new member just sent The Majority United the following question:

Can I ask what the purpose of this group is?

You certainly may ask, and I am so glad you did:

At The majority United WOMEN coalition -we have several blogs- a newsletter, a radio show and these FaceBook and LinkedIn groups to find and gather women who need to learn about each other and to join forces for help themselves and each other.

We are all uniting for the purpose of forming the majority united! As a group of 52% we are stronger than diverse little groups each struggling to be heard.

As it stands right now there are two major groups of women, liberals and conservatives and they are speaking for all women which for all intents and purposes leaves us all pigeon holed into those 2 categories. Do you hear either one of them fighting for your particular issue?

I don’t? They are fighting either for a marginal issue- or one that has already been settled and not likely to be overturned anytime soon or one that affects 3% of the population or one that diminishes the real problems that face us daily – like losing our lives or our children or being second class citizens, or giving us the very equality they were set up to settle and finally they never address taxation without representation which leaves us out in the cold as far as getting justice for any of our causes.

These two groups have us fighting each other over divisive issues that the politicians have set us up to fight over- they have labeled them women’s issues. As if we only care about our crotches and sex! Indeed- is that all we are worrying about?

Are we not worrying about what the men are worrying about?

You tell me what the men care about – excluding sex that we don’t? They care about Wall Street- so do we— jobs – so do we— gas prices- so do we!

We care about the life and safety of our daughters— so do they- we care about the economy –– so do they, we care about crime –– so do they, we care about drugs and trafficking – so do they.

What exactly is it that is a women’s issue that is not a man’s issue. What do we care about that a great father would not care about for his daughter? Education reform?

What issue does a man care about that a good mother would abandon for about her son. War and peace?

There are no women’s issues – there are American issues and there are issues of women and children’s health and well being. There are issues of Justice and equality for all- BUT that is not a women’s issue that is a human rights issue.

So to answer your question – the purpose of this group is to give women a place to go where they are not disembodied or relegated to a body part as if we are only a single issue group or a group tied to a politic but rather a group of real women on a mission to show the world what real women look like and care about.

We care about every women and everything that affects every woman, and her children girls and boys and how they will grow up to be American men and women who deal fairly with their wives and husbands.

We are in this together – not for the politicians or for one political party or another but instead for one another.

I am so glad you asked. We want you and your group here – we care about you and hope you care about your sister here. Let’s grow together and help become the largest women’s group out there! Let them hear what real women sound like – let them see what real women look like and let them know what real women need and want and what they damned well will fight to the death for and then let’s fight together for it!

Please join usand help us get this the greatest women’s group on the move! The Majority United
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MajorityUnited/ we need members, 501c3 board members, a radio producer and more.

Dorothy M. Jurney: Herstory 3

By: BettyJean Downing

In honor of Women’s History Month March, 2012 we will be bringing you a herstory every day. Your contributions to our herstory series will be greatly appreciated. The full story is continued on on our ” For Women’s Equality Blog  http://4wea.wordpress.com

From “drivel” to substance : transforming the women’s pages of the American newspaper Rodger Streitmatter

Dorothy Misener Jurney has been called the godmother of the transformation of the women’s pages in the nation’s newspapers. Jean Gaddy Wilson, a scholar of journalism, has said that Dorothy Jurney “single-handedly changed American newspapers” by changing the women’s pages. Dorothy was born in Michigan City, Indiana, in 1909 and her father, a newspaper man, had a deep influence on her career in journalism.

Read full interview here: Dorothy M. Jurney: Herstory 3

Elizabeth Blackwell: Herstory

In honor of Women’s History Month March, 2012 we will be bringing you a herstory every day. Your contributions to our herstory series will be greatly appreciated. The full story is continued on on our ” For Women’s Equality Blog  http://4wea.wordpress.com

Elizabeth Blackwell (3 February 1821 – 31 May 1910) was the first female doctor in the United States.

She was the first openly identified woman to graduate from medical school, a pioneer in educating women in medicine in the United States, and was prominent in the emerging women’s rights movement.

Her female education guide was published in Spain, as was her autobiography.

In 1856, she adopted Katherine “Kitty” Barry, an orphan of Irish origin, who was her companion for the rest of her life.

For this amazing story please click here: Elizabeth Blackwell: Herstory 2

Emily Warren Roebling: Herstory

BettyJean Downing

In honor of Women’s History Month March, 2012 we will be bringing you a herstory every day. Your contributions to our herstory series will be greatly appreciated. The full story is continued on on our ” For Women’s Equality Blog  http://4wea.wordpress.com

Emily Warren Roebling (September 23, 1843 – February 28, 1903) was married to Washington Roebling, a civil engineer who was Chief Engineer during the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. She is best known for her contribution to the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge after her husband developed caisson disease.

In 1882, her husband’s position as chief engineer was in jeopardy due to his sickness. In order to allow Washington to complete the work, Emily went to gatherings of engineers and politicians to defend her husband. To the Roeblings’ relief, the politicians responded well to Emily’s speeches and Washington was permitted to remain Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Today the Brooklyn Bridge holds a plaque dedicating the memory of Emily, her husband, and her father-in-law.

 For the full story  go to : Emily Warren Roebling: Herstory.

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