Thursday, November 26, 2015

What Makes You Thankful? #Suffragette Out Now (Giveaway!)....





Happy Thanksgiving, Readers.  First off, let me start by saying how very thankful I have to you all here visiting the site after such a long time.  I am coming up on 6 years here at Reviewed by Mom.....wow!  I wouldn't still be at it if you didn't keep coming back for more so thank you for that!!

As most people are today, I am thinking about the many things I have in my life to be thankful for.  My amazing family and friends and the basics that sadly many go without like a home, enough food and clothes that keep me warm.  I have much to be thankful for and to reflect on today. 

I am also reminded that I am lucky indeed to be a woman in the United States.  This year marks the 95th Anniversary of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement’s great victory, the e ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which granted women the right to vote.  Imagine a time when women were not allowed to vote?!  To have a voice??  It is truly despicable and I am in awe of the bravery of the strong woman who came together to change history for women. 

I am saddened when I think about other parts of the globe where women are still treated as second class citizens.  Check this out....


Imagine a world where you couldn't leave your home without a man's permission. For some women, that is their reality. The Suffragettes ignited the fight for women's equality and it's up to us to finish it. See the film, and take action at FightsNotOver.com
Posted by Suffragette on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Clearly the #fightsnotover !  As you are counting your blessings today, take some time to think about the powerful women who made it possible for you (or the women in your life) to live freely.  I know I will also be reflecting one what I can do to keep the fight for women's rights going in parts of the world where there is still much inequality.

If you have not had the opportunity to check out Suffragette (in theaters now).  This film is a testament to the Women's Right Movement and the unstoppable women who paved the way for the rest of us.   

Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three–time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early–20th–century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow Suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat–and–mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, Suffragette is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives.

Giveaway Alert:  To celebrate all we have to be thankful for and Suffragette, one lucky reader will win a Suffragette prize pack (includes a bag, charm bracelet, notebook and poster).  Thanks to the sponsor and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

43 comments:

Isaiahsmom said...

I am thankful for family & friends. I am thankful for the roof over my head, food on the table & clothes on my back. I also am thankful for freedom.

Isaiahsmom said...

I commented on your facebook page Julie Lundstrom.

Anita Yancey said...

I am thankful for my family and my health.

Shannon L said...

I'm thankful for getting to spend Thanksgiving with my family for the first time in about six years (everyone has moved around the country). It was such a great day.

chickie717 said...

I am thankful for all the many opportunities this country as given me and my family!

Connie Tillman said...

I am thankful for my husband, my 4 children, my grandbaby -- and almost done with my masters in military history.

Maria Gagliano said...

I am thankful for my kids every single day. They make me so happy.

Vicki G said...

I am thankful for my faith, family, friends, home, enough food to eat, my pets, my health.

Ronda said...

I am thankful for my family and friends. I am also thankful that my sister is winning her battle with breast cancer.

Holly said...

I'm thankful for my furbabies!

kerri said...

My kids and husband!

Wehaf said...

I am thankful for and humbled by the rights that we enjoy without even thinking about it.

Nicole said...

I am thankful for my husband. He's a great guy, a hard worker, and my best friend.

Elaine said...

I'm thankful for my family.

Danielle jones said...

I am so thankful for so many things. I really do have alot of blessings. Im thankful for a forgiving God, my little boy is back in good health, a nice warm house, plenty of food, and a job that pays my bills.

Brenda Guardado said...

I'm thankful for good people like you who are generous. Because kind people are my kind of people.

Heather Collins said...

I am thankful for my daughter.

janetfaye said...

I am very thankful for everything good in life!

Sennym925 said...

I am thankful for my family and wonderful boyfriend.

wen budro said...

I am thankful for family, friends, and my dog.

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I am thankful for my family, friends and everyone that I meet everyday!
Thank You for the chance

Fiona N

Teresa Archer said...

My health

Melissa said...

My family

Wendi Watson said...

i am thankful for my family, my children and my cat!!!

tina reynolds said...

I am thankful for my husband and three kiddos

Chad Gusta said...

Thankful for my wife, 2girls and being happy for once

pmj said...

I'm thankful for being alive.

Anonymous said...

I'm thankful to be in a warm home as the weather outside turns cold!
Jenny M
mariettaseller@yahoo.com

minibea12 said...

I am thankful for my awesome grandsons!
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minibea12 said...

Commented on your facebook post on the book Everything She Forgot: Nicole Sender.

Kim Reid said...

I'm thankful that my family was all together for Thanksgiving this year!

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abbasprincess said...

I am thankful for LOVE

heyjudette said...

I am thankful for my right to vote!

Clair Freebie said...

I am thankful for my daughter!

Julie Waldron said...

I am thankful for my husband and our two beautiful daughters.

Julie Waldron said...

I commented on FB Julie Waldron

Jeremy said...

I am thankful for my wonderful family

lissa crane said...

I am truly thankful for my children's health! We had a bit of a scare this year, but things are much better, so I am grateful!!

Nancy said...

I am especially thankful for our family.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Stacy said...

I'm thankful for good health and good friends.

Jennifer Clay said...

I am thankful for my three beautiful children

Leela said...

My family.