R.I.P. Betty Ford: Champion of [Some] Women's Rights

Former First Lady Betty Ford died this week of natural causes, at the age of 93.  One can offer many tributes for this outspoken activist who gave voice to important causes such as breast cancer prevention (she had a mastectomy in 1974) and alcohol and drug addiction (she struggled with alcoholism and was a catalyst in advancing addiction treatment through the Betty Ford Center).She was a dancer and a divorcee.  She was a prominent force in the Women’s Movement in the 1970s, joining forces wit … [Read more...]

AIN’T I A WOMAN? Sojourner Truth, and the Liberation of America’s Smallest Women

On March 8, feminists observed the centenary of International Women’s Day—a day when we remember the struggles of women in the fight against gender discrimination, and celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. I would like to dedicate this post to the smallest of women:  those who have not yet seen the light of day, but for whom Jesus also died.   These smallest women, still unborn, have been generated in the heart of God, and have been a part … [Read more...]


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