A Tribute to Womanhood
Welcome to "I Am Woman"...a tribute to all those women who had the courage and perseverance to stand up and fight for their rights. Thanks to those who came before us we enjoy a freedom unknown to women not too long ago. But, sadly, in many parts of the world, women continue to be repressed. In fact, even in this country there are women living today under the threat of violence...completely controlled by a violent spouse. Some may make it; others won't. Hopefully, one day ALL women will be free. May that day come soon.
Gosh, I have apologies to make to all of you. I've let this blog go far too long, and it is too important to forget about. If any of my blogs should be kept going, it should be this one. Every day women are being abused, beaten, slain. According to recent FBI statistics, 30% of women killed in the United States die at the hands of a husband or boyfriend. Nearly 2 in 3 female victims of violence were related to or knew their attacker. One study revealed that half of the homicides of female spouses and partners were committed by men after separation from batterers. One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
I also have to apologize to those who have made comments. Forgive me for not getting back to you. The materials here can be so emotionally overwhelming at times. I know that is no excuse. I'm reaching out to all of you who follow this blog. Please, help me keep this blog going. I'm inviting all of you to be a part of it. Tell your story, or the story of someone you know. Tell the story of a woman you admire or share one of your favorite women's quotes. This blog belongs to all of us, and together we are strong. Please let me know, and I will add you to the permission list to write for this blog. You will find my e-mail address to the right under the first picture.