Who are the Fallen Sheroes?

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 09:22
Submitted by Betty Dodson

We rarely honor our feminist heroes on Memorial Day. So I’m taking time to answer a friend’s question: “Who are your fallen sheroes?”

I start by honoring past Goddesses including my current goddess of Sexual Love and Abundance who lives on in my mind’s eye. I call upon her daily asking for guidance, strength and compassion. Then I honor historical figures like Cleopatra, a few more Queens and other dynamic women from the past. Then I jump all the way forward to the Suffragettes who got women the vote in 1922. That’s when I zero in on Victoria Woodhull, the feminist who openly supported sexual freedom by taking many lovers in a variety of configurations. What an inspiration! Next I take my hat off to Margaret Sanger honing in on the importance of birth control.

Moving forward to the present day, I honor Betty Freidan who gave me an understanding of the stifling stagnation of any woman who was financially dependent upon a man. She gave me the courage to get divorced and strike out on my own. I also honor all the feminists who have gone before me. My list becomes endless as I consider womankind's importance in sustaining life on Earth by birthing and feeding children. I also honor all the teachers who have patiently guided our youth in school rooms as well as healers who take away our pain. I honor grandmothers’ wisdom that shows us ways to heal our planet from corporate greed and destruction.

And finally I honor my Mother who taught me to speak my mind at all times. I also thank her for my great initials, BAD which have become the BAD Foundation devoted to offering free sex education and information from a woman’s perspective.

Finally I honor all the fallen soldiers in the hope that one day mankind will become wise enough to refuse fighting future wars that only benefit the usual suspects: Corrupt governments and corporations making weapons of mass destruction. This includes ending all nuclear experimentation by realizing we are not the only life forms in this vast universe.

Liberating women one orgasm at a time

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 Hear, hear!! (meaning, I

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 15:55
Carla T.S. (not verified)

 Hear, hear!! (meaning, I full heartedly agree) 

Carla, NL, Europe, Earth