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
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.
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