Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Get into the kitchen and rattle those pots and pans"!


International Women's Day began right here in the United States when, in 1908, 15,000 women textile workers marched through Manhatten  demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.  It was called 'The March of the Empty Pots'.

This day is celebrated all over the world: seriously celebrated.  But here, in the U.S., there is nary a ripple.

A Russian customer of mine thinks it's because it developed out of the early Socialist Movement here in America.  Mon Dieu! Socialism!!! EEEEEEK!

 Thanks to the first International Women's Day, conditions are better and we have the vote.  But do we all vote?  Do we care about the plight of women in Chile, Peru, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Russia?  Questions.

On a different note... a really different note, this is the other thing I've been pondering of late:


This is from Morning Bray Farm.  A dangerous blog for me.  How can I keep a donkey in the city?  Just look at that face.

6 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

I have a thing for Gracie Belle.

webb said...

She's lovely! Makes me almost give up my wish for a goat in the city ... but not quite.

marlowe said...

You do have plenty of room, sweet pea..... hmmmm

Noelle the dreamer said...

I did not know if I should laugh or cry when I read your comments today!
Nothing should surprise me at my age!
Comming from another (planet?) country, I am always amazed at US women willing to relegate their rightful place in society. Is it that they believe they would lose their feminity by being affirmative?
Matriachs all over the world have proven otherwise...

The donkey however won my heart...Unfortunately ex-RAF hubby says we have enough deer around the house...sigh...

Noelle the dreamer said...

I had to check...

http://morningbrayfarm.com/

Right?

Love it! Many thanks and have a lovely day!

Noelle the dreamer said...

You inspired the following post. I hope it meets with your blessings and thank you for sharing the wee donkey!

http://liveanddreamalittledream.blogspot.com/2012/03/donkey-anyone.html

Hugs to all three bunnies!