Hello Middlesex Co NOW Folks!

Our next meeting will be on Monday, March 8th, 7 pm, at the home of Rich and John.  Dinner will be served once again, courtesy of our hosts.  Let me know if you're planning to attend, so we can have enough food for everyone.

March is Women's History Month
and, following a brief business meeting, we will be showing Part 2 of "Not for Ourselves Alon
e".  This video is a stunning testimonial to what can be accomplished by strong determined women with a just cause, in this case women's suffrage.  It brings brings to life the friendship between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, two women to whom every female in the U.S. owes a tremendous debt.  Don't miss it!

Did you know:  The origin of the expression "Rule of Thumb" is from British law, which until repealed in the early 1900's allowed a man to beat his wife with a stick, so long as it is was no thicker than his thumb.

From MS Magazine:  On the 20th anniversary of a famous protest in which women drove cars through Riyadh, Saudi women have launched "The Black Ribbon Campaign", demanding that women have the right to marry, divorce, inherit, gain child custody, travel, work, study, drive cars, and "live on an equal footing with men."  That last quote sounds a lot like the original NOW charter. They are asking sympathizers globally to wear black ribbons as a symbolic gesture of support.

From the NY Times:  Abortion extremist Regina Dinwiddie, a proponent of "justifiable homicide" is quoted as referring to Scott Roeder, confessed killer of Dr. George Tiller, as "a hero".

Lastly, also from MS:  Annise Parker was elected as Houston's first open lesbian mayor, and was inaugurated in Jan with her partner holding the bible for her swearing in ceremony.

In Memoriam:
  Mary Daly, 1928 - 2010, author, teacher, philosopher, theologian, radical feminist. 

I'll see you-all on March 8th.  Don't forget to RSVP!

For Equality,
Skip Drumm, President
 
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"Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less."
~ Myra Pollack Sadker

 

 

 

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