Irish Women Still Have Not Got Equality

Magdalene LAUNDERIES

Some poor Irish women of the past suffered much so we could own property, vote, earn a living and live the life we want. Thank-you brave ladies. We still have not got pay and promotion equality or even even representation in government or in the legal system. It is mostly men who dominate the big jobs in Ireland but we have come a long way. My eyes were opened by the two part series on RTE called No Country For Women. Watch and weep people at some of the terrible injustices of the past. Women committed to asylums or sent to launderies to work long days for no pay. Their names were changed. They were not allowed talk to one another and lived in cold conditions, with no healthcare and were fed very little. It was a tough regime forced upon theses women by the nuns and supported by the state. The unmarried mothers had their babies taken from them against their will and given up for adoption. What cruel things were done in the name of religion. These women were called ‘fallen women’ and if they ran away the gardai brought them back to the nuns. There was no escape from their cruel life. It is not that long ago that they were closed down – scary!! It is a good thing church and state were divorced in Ireland. In recent years we have voted for contraception, divorce, abortion and we have a good welfare system. Modern Ireland has learned from it’s past. The story needs to be told so we may never repeat these horrors.

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See the TV series online now at:

No Country for Women is a new landmark television two part documentary series on RTÉ One which explores Irish women’s lives since achieving the vote 100 years ago. In the 100th anniversary year of women’s suffrage, these documentaries travel through time, seeking historical answers in the journeys of a number of Irish women today.

https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/no-country-for-women-30005310/10895243/

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Landmark television documentary exploring Irish women’s lives since achieving the vote 100 years ago. In this part, women’s quest for social and economic freedom.

https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/no-country-for-women-30005310/10895698/

 

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I am not perfect but not fake either – real!

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‘I’m not perfect; no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I think you try to learn from those mistakes. ‘Derek Jeter

‘I’m not perfect, but those flaws make an interesting person.’ Mary Frann

“I’m an open book. But some of the pages are stuck together.” Kelli Jae Baeli

‘Look, we are human, we make mistakes. I will gladly shout from the rooftops that I am not perfect. Nor will I ever be.’ Dianna Agron

‘I’m not perfect but I’m learning to be better.’  Ronnie Radke

“When we live our life as if it is an open book, we are free in body, mind, and spirit and allow anyone to read from our pages.” Molly Friedenfeld

‘No one is perfect in this world. Forgive people for not knowing better and learn to move on.’ Leon Brown

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Wrinkles mean you laughed…..

Wrinkles mean you laughed, grey hair means you cared and scars mean you lived!

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Mandala Stone Tutorial – So Simple

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This would be a great summer art project for the kids. Bring a freezer bag the next time you go to the beach. Let the kids collect stones and then paint them at home and place in the garden. It would keep them quiet for hours and parents can help too. It is a fun family project.

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Creating beautiful art doesn’t require for you to be a specialized artist. In fact, the DIY community helps out with whatever design or decorating project you can think of. In this tutorial, you get to find out how to make a beautiful mandala stone. The main accents of color used are green and blue while materials involved are acrylic paints and synthetic brushes. You could also use some nail art brushes and dotting tools to give the mandala a good and clean design. Find a smooth, round and flattened stone to work on and follow the instructions provided on the next webpage. Oh and remember this nice trick: paint a big circle with a dark color at first, this ay the other colors applied on top will only be enhanced.

Full Text: http://www.goodshomedesign.com/mandala-stone-tutorial/

The Internet, Online, 10/06/2018

Adult Tutorial

You can also buy books and kits for kids with all products enclosed.

Kids Tutorial:

See Also:

Rock Painting for kids: https://www.pinterest.ie/pin/129971139230613083/

Love this article use painting stones to tell a story.

5 Story Stones Ideas: Storytelling with Rocks by Jean Van’t Hul

Source: https://artfulparent.com/story-stones-ideas-storytelling-rocks/

 

 

 

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Special Intention Novena

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Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked for many favors. This time I ask for a very special one. (Here mention your request.) Take it, dear Jesus, and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then, in his merciful eyes it will become your favor and not mine. Amen.
Say for three days and promise to publish.

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Not Everyone Can Handle The Truth

“Follow the truth of the way. Reflect upon it. Make it your own. Live it. It will always sustain you.” Gautama Buddha

“Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.”  Michael Jackson

“Amazingly unbelievable good things happen when you follow your gut, your truth, your passion, and your heart.” Anonymous

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” Joe Klaas

“Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better.”  Swami Vivekananda

“If you’re not living your truth, you’re living a lie.” Joesph Curiale

“Be your true self and speak your truth. Even if it means you are the only one doing it.” Anonymous

“Live in your purpose. Follow your light. Love in your truth.” Alex Elle

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

“Come out of the masses. Stand alone like a lion and live your life according to your own light.” Rajneesh

“Tune into your truth. Live it. Breath it. Beam it.” Emma Kate

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” William Faulkner

“When you show up authentic, you create the space for others to do the same. Walk in your truth.” Anonymous

“Listen to your own truth.” Ram Dass

“Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.” Ellen DeGeneres

“Find your truth and then live it.” Trudy Vesotsky

“Live authentically. Live your truth.” Neale Donald Walsch

“Face your fears; Live your passions, be dedicated to your truth.” Billie Jean King

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” Henry David Thoreau

“Strength comes from living your truth. To be true and authentic is your path to happiness, peace, and joy.” Anonymous

 

 

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Ireland Has Repealed The 8th Amendment – 66.4% Yes

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World trust The People Of Ireland That Will Not Be Baby Killers. We could no longer bury our heads in the sand and turn a blind eye to  the women and girls traveling alone in the boat to the UK to get an abortion. Then there were the women getting abortion pills in the post and having abortions alone without any medical supervision. Irish women were having abortions just not on our island. Cases of  missed cervical cancer and the death of Savita Halappanavar,  disturbed the women of Ireland and their men kin. We lacked compassion, proper medical care and  control of our bodies.  Savita  was denied a abortion because Ireland was a Catholic country!! The people of Ireland wept for an unnecessary death and vowed to do something for her.Her parents thanked Ireland for a yes vote.

We voted for her and to reclaim control of our bodies. We voted to help the women with crisis pregnancies, babies conceived from rape, incest or with severe medical conditions that would kill the mother or the baby. It is a horrible position to be in but we do not want to be in a nanny state. It is a personal decision. I do not judge, nor should others. Each person must make their own decision. That mother might have a couple of kids at home to rear. In Ireland the women of Ireland have being badly treated. If a woman wants to be sterilized we need our husbands permission! Men can get the snip and we are not told! Men can walk away from their kids, leaving the woman holding the baby. In the event of an birth emergency the doctors and nurses will always save the baby before the mum, if both can’t be saved. We hear nothing of this. Democracy has ruled and the men and women of Ireland want our country to have a progressive future. It says women of Ireland you are valued. We as a nation have compassion for all.

The poll results are: valid votes: 2,153,613,  1,429,981 votes – yes = 66.4%,  and 723,632 votes – no 33.6%

 

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