Category Archives: Women’s Rights

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International Women’s Day 2017… #BeBoldForChange

“A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.” – Margaret Higgins Sanger

“Extremists have shown what frightens them the most: a girl with a book.” – Malala Yousafzai

“How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?” — Emma Watson

“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” ― Gloria Steinem

“There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.” — Madeleine K. Albright

“Remember the dignity of your womanhood. Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand besides us, fight with us.” — Christabel Pankhurst

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Just a handful of quotes from an amazing group of women, women who all understand that while the voice of womankind throughout the world continues to be silenced, to go unheard, the dream of liberty, freedom and equality for all will remain but a dream and nothing more. Real democracy is not, should not be the sole reward of one half of the world’s population. Women have as much right to all the opportunities, benefits, liberties and freedom’s that have been, and continue to be, afforded to their male counterparts since time immemorial.

For women and girls everywhere life is not so very different than it was in the dark ages, fighting tooth and nail, to all but justify their very existence, and yet we claim to be, indeed we call ourselves civilised.

Every twenty minutes a woman is raped in India. All over the world rape is used as a means of coercion, degradation, torcher, control, in the game of war, man’s game of war. Women and children are taken from their homes and they are trafficked for sex all over the not so civilised world. Domestic violence and abuse are more prevalent today than ever. Predators wonder around blatantly under the very noses of the watching world, often using the guise of charity, robes of power, even robes of holiness and yet no one does a thing.

As we think about International Women’s Day 2017 today, let us not just be content to celebrate what we have been able to achieve so far under these historic and unyielding circumstances. For as incredible as it has been in the grand scheme of things we have taken but a single step on a long, long road.

Women everywhere need us to be all that we can be, they need us to work together, to raise our voice in unison, to make a stand, to carry on the good work of all of those who have gone before us. Therefore let us fix our eyes and all that remains to be done and together let us all make the world the kind of place we all know and dream that it can be.

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane Author Poet

Order, Order.

She may be missing from histories pages

She may be absent from memorial walls,

She may be non-existent in man’s tales of valour

She may be invisible up and down life’s great halls.

 

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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 7 March 2013 ©

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Eight Years Old and a Bride

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Figures from UNICEF estimate that there are 39,000 child marriages every single day.

Furthermore it estimates that more than 140 million girls will marry between 2011 & 2020

Of the 140 million girls who will marry before the age of 18,

50 million will be under the age of 15. 

Eight Years Old and a Bride

Through aching non-subtleties of gender distain

She lives her life without complaint,

For long since past she came to recognise

‘Tis but her form that man does prize.

 

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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 31 July 2013 ©.

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This poem is taken from the book ‘My Writes’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2015.

The book is available to purchase as an E-Book or as a Paperback.

Please go to Author website for more details http://www.todessakane.org 

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs and my poetry. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

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Woman

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Woman

When you stole the light from her eyes

When you trampled upon the peace in her soul,

When you consumed the joy in her heart

When you used up her mind took control.

 

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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 27th July 2014 ©

 

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This poem is taken from the book ‘Left Handed Poetry from a Right Handed Poet’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2015.

The book is available to purchase as an E-Book or as a Paperback.

Please go to Author website for more details http://www.todessakane.org

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs and my poetry. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

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Anonymous . . . The Eulogy Of.

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Dedicated to all those voices who spoke out over the centuries, in so many ways, about so many things, but whose names on the whole remain anonymous to us even now (mainly because so many of them were women), yet whose words we often quote time and again, using their most famous signature Anonymous, Anon, Unknown.

Anonymous . . . The Eulogy Of.

All I had to say of time my dear, that was No friend of mine,

From first breath of air, till final gasp, my life felt at odds with one divine.

 

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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 12th September 2013 ©.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs and my poetry. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

All my daily blogs are automatically posted on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook and are sent by email, direct to all those that subscribe to anotherdaysomeday2013.com via WordPress. If you would like to receive my daily blog posts please see contact page for more details, Thank You and God bless you Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂