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.


Honoring Yesterday's Heroes

"My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I will not resign myself to the usual lot of women who bow their heads and become concubines."

TrieuThi Trinh
Trieu Thi Trinh was a peasant woman who led an insurrection against Chinese invaders in 240 A.D. Vietnam. She has been called the Vietnamese Joan of Arc. While growing up, she had been treated as a slave by her brother, and when when she saw the Chinese treating her countrymen with the same cruelty, she escaped and raised an army of over a thousand rebels to rise up against the Chinese,  Her rebellion was successful, and the invaders became so frighten of her that they said 'it would be easier to fight a tiger than a lady queen.

However, in 248 A.D., the Chinese army fought and overtook the rebel army.  Lady Trieu was so disheartened that she committed suicide by leaping into a river.  Today, a national holiday honors her bravery. 


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