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.


Quote of the Day

"Women's suffrage is the correlate of the economic emancipation of women from the household and of their economic independence from family owing to their professional work...With the sharpening of the class struggle, the question of women's suffrage rises in importance." 

From the First International Conference of Socialist Women - Stuttgart. 1907


Today's Quote

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.  

Roseanne Barr


Honoring Yesterday's Heroes

"How long are women to remain a wholly unrepresented body of the people? This is a question that has of late been agitated in England, and women in this colony read, watch, and reflect...Why should not New Zealand also lead?...Why has a woman to power to vote, no right to vote, when she happens to possess all the requisites which legally qualify a man for that right?" 

Femmina (Mary  Ann Muller) - New Zealand, 1869
Mary Ann Muller was born in 1819 or 1820 in London; she died July 18, 1901 in Blenheim.  Mary Ann was a New Zealand campaigner for women's suffrage and, more generally, women's rights. 


Today's Quote

“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” 

 Helen Keller


Today's Quote

"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." 

Janis Joplin


Today's Quote

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." 
Margaret Mead



What amazing women!   Without them, where would we be today. 

Suffragettes parading with banner "President Wilson favors votes for women". N.Y.C. ca.1916

America's first suffragette parade, marched up Broadway to Union Square, New York City, February 1905. The image shows men gathering to hear the suffragettes speak.


Today's Quote

"Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." 

Eleanor Roosevelt