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Saturday, July 04, 2020

"We hold these truths to be self-evident..."
There's been a whole lot going on concerning the founding of this nation by my forefathers.

I've always dealt with being "equal" in the sense of being a woman in what was a man's world. No independence there although there's been a lot of improvement. I was underpaid and marginalized for quite a lot of my early professional life. Age and experience has made me more forward and outspoken. Yet I still hear male voices raised in volume or pitch when trying to prove a point over mine as if this vocal dominance can prove right. It happens from the top down.

Since I have voting rights I will use them.

I admit I have confusion concerning the social movements of today. I see the wrongs but violence does not solve the problem, it creates another. I listen, empathize, understand and sometimes am confused as to where things can change where everyone will be...equal.

It can't happen in a day.

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  • MTN_KITTEN
    Equality ... is elusive.

    But if we would simply follow some simple rules ... it wouldn't be so unbalanced.

    treat each other the way we want to be treated,
    listen ... truly listen to each other,
    speak in a voice that is respectful,
    treat yourself with respect.

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    38 days ago
  • WARRIORSUE518


    Thank you for this!!
    38 days ago
  • WHILLSW
    day by day....step by step...nothing worth having comes easy...
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    38 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Violence definitely does not help the cause of equalization of rights.

    Have a great 4th!

    HUGS
    39 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    It was over 50 years ago that Martin Luther King Jr was demanding (non-violently) the exact same things for his African American brothers and sisters.
    How long must they wait?
    Of course some are angry enough to lose control.
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    39 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    You are talking to the choir, Sister. Totally agree. Stand firm. Someone might be able to squawk louder than me but that won't make him/her right. I KNOW morality, inside and out.
    39 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Amen. Understand the confusion. I've lived a similar professional life, and can only imagine how different it might have been if I didn't ONLY have a gender difference to deal with, but also one of skin color.

    As a runner, I liken privilege to having run with a tailwind. When you have the wind at your back, you are unaware of the advantage it is giving you. Only when you turn around and run into the wind can you feel what a hindrance it is!

    I agree with you that to make the wind go away can't happen in a day. But it can happen one kind action at a time. It can happen one voted issue or candidate at a time. Being careful about "words" versus "actions" as always. It always begins with awareness. With listening.

    And as a child of privilege I am all too aware that when I get tired of thinking about it, I can just ignore it and slip back into my advantages. Not everyone has that choice, to bury our heads in the sand.
    39 days ago
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