It's today. My piece in support of the sisterhood.  I never feel as though I've quite "grounded" it.  Let me know what you think.


Raise your voices; have your say!

International Women’s Day.

Banish weakness.  Let’s be strong.

Time to right what has been wrong.

Linking arms in sisterhood,

Pledged to Justice, pledged to Good.

Standing proud and standing tall,

The worth of one the strength of all

Yellow, brown, black or white

Joined together in the fight.

Joined in gender, joined in name

Equally we are the same.

Bald or bushy, straight or dyke

All our fannies look alike.




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John Coopey

Thu 9th Mar 2023 15:22

Fair point, Uilleam.

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Thu 9th Mar 2023 12:37

Well said John.
But the question now, more than ever needs to be asked:
How can a government (of any complexion) say it's a "defender of Women's Rights",
if it is afraid to even define a woman as:
"Adult Human Female" - in a court of law?

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John Coopey

Thu 9th Mar 2023 09:03

Indeed, MC. And you can add to your two-part list of Margaret Thatcher and the Queen the impenetrable Mrs C.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 8th Mar 2023 22:40

I never underestimate the power & influence of women whose.
situation in this life demands a level of forebearance, strength,
and love that is admirable. No woman needs nor should underestimate their importance in our lives, not least for the
kids they produce, among whom are the men who can turn out
so well - or so badly. I wonder what spawns the vile deeds
committed by men against women. It is as if some curse of
"reap and sow" comes into play. And before we get too over-
come by the so-called "dissing" of women and their lives, we
should remember that the late much respected Queen and a formidable Prime. Minister were both of that gender No
shrinking violets and well able to hold their place! And there
are numerous other examples, then and now - and surely in the future. .

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John Coopey

Wed 8th Mar 2023 22:38

Thanks, Kevin.

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kJ Walker

Wed 8th Mar 2023 20:40

Nailed it.

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John Coopey

Wed 8th Mar 2023 15:48

Thankyou, Helene. I too have no issue with anyone choosing how they see themselves. But it can be a bit of a surprise when you find something down there you weren’t expecting.

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Wed 8th Mar 2023 14:51

Ok, the last line made me laugh, I reluctantly admit. Re the last line, some old school men have this obsession with women's bodies (born of survival-of-the-species biological imperative perhaps)? Although I am an old lady, I think I like the gender-fluid generation....all the roles get refreshingly mixed up.

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John Coopey

Wed 8th Mar 2023 14:12

It's not quite there, is it?

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 8th Mar 2023 14:10

…….and it was all going so well!!

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