Ain't I A Woman?
by Sojourner Truth
Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what's all this here talking about?
That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?
Then they talk about this thing in the head; what's this they call it? [member of audience whispers, "intellect"] That's it, honey. What's that got to do with women's rights or negroes' rights? If my cup won't hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn't you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?
Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain't got nothing more to say.
Women in the U.S have come a long way since this speech took place in 1851, and there is still room for improvement. In a world dominated by men, women all over the world still have a long way to go before they are considered equal to a man. Sigh.
A Little Bit of This and That...
My new favorite pangram~ A popular belief is that fornication (for Stevie, LOL)would be a quick fix for some overzealously judicious governments.
Did you know?
President Woodrow Wilson used the spelling OKEH rather than OK. He preferred this spelling, believing (incorrectly) that the origin of the word is a Choctaw word meaning "it is so."
How is your week going? Comments are always appreicated =D
Labels: Women in History
N Posted by Rain at 3/08/2007 06:58:00 AM
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Women's History Month
Written by M. Brooks, S. Peiken
Artist Meredith Brooks
I hate the world today
You're so good to me
I know but I can't change
Tried to tell you
But you look at me like maybe
I'm an angel underneath
Innocent and sweet
Yesterday I cried
Must have been relieved to see
The softer side
I can understand how you'd be so confused
I don't envy you
I'm a little bit of everything
All rolled into one
I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way
So take me as I am
This may mean
You'll have to be a stronger man
Rest assured that
When I start to make you nervous
And I'm going to extremes
Tomorrow I will change
And today won't mean a thing
Just when you think, you got me figured out
The season's already changing
I think it's cool, you do what you do
And don't try to save me
I'm a bitch, I'm a tease
I'm a goddess on my knees
When you hurt, when you suffer
I'm your angel undercover
I've been numb, I'm revived
Can't say I'm not alive
You know I wouldn't want it any other way
National Women's History Project
Oh, good grief! I am so busy I can't see straight! Will I ever dig myself out?
How is your day going?
N Posted by Rain at 3/06/2007 11:05:00 AM
Monday, March 05, 2007
One for the ladies...
Thanks for the image Benita!
What is it about bald men that I find irresistible?
One for the guys..
Photo by Laurent De Bonte
She is so captivating!
I really wish this weekend did not have to end, it was so relaxing! How was your weekend?
Labels: Hunky Mondays, misc
N Posted by Rain at 3/05/2007 07:50:00 AM