By bruja,

Life is unfair and there is a double standard for women. Hatshepsut’s story helps us to see how somebody saw that reality, took that reality on board, didn’t deny it, didn’t say it didn’t exist and moved around the blockades in her path to get what it was that she wanted.

Hatshepsut was very aware of what people may have thought of a woman’s power being self motivated. And so she always depicted herself with great humility. The reason we don’t remember her is because she was so good.

Think about the women we do remember in our society, those female rulers, they’re always the ones who either had the sexual affairs, got beaten in battle, ended up being the whore of Babylon, those are the women that we like to tell tales about and that’s what our cultural memory really holds onto.

It’s almost like as biological creatures, when a woman takes power, we feel we need to memorialize that in a negative way and remember the failures and keep repeating those stories and here we have a woman, Hatshepsut, who did everything right, who was incredibly successful and yet no one can pronounce her name and she’s the one that nobody tells tales about because it’s not in a patriarchal society’s best interest to tell those tales.… READ MORE


By bruja,

Women represent half of the population and their full and equitable importance in politics is essential to build a strong and vibrant democracy.

Their participation in politics helps advance gender equality and affects both the range of policy issues that get considered and the types of solutions that are proposed.

There is also strong evidence that as more women are elected to office, there is an increase in policy making that emphasizes quality of life and reflects the priorities of families, women and ethnic and racial minorities.

Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his VP running mate is not only historic but inspiring. The importance that she is a multiracial WOMAN OF COLOR and a daughter of immigrants is significant in unleashing the power within ourselves to stand up and fight for equality, social justice and the sustainability of our democracy.

Despite the constant and numerous barriers facing women especially women of color, Harris has proven she is tough as nails, a true fighter and a WARRIOR for the people.… READ MORE