Tag Archives: Feminism

Why We Oppose Votes for Men – a Poem from 1915

Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942) was born on July 28, 1874, in Staten Island, New York. She was an American poet, novelist, screenwriter, satirist, and feminist. The New York Tribune published a series of her wonderful satirical poems lambasting the objections … Continue reading

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June 30, 1966 – National Organization for Women Day

June 30, 1966 – National Organization for Women Day: the largest U.S feminist organization is launched, and begins organizing immediately. Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Pauli Murray, and Gloria Steinem were among its first leaders. They were attending the Third National Conference … Continue reading

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TCS: International Women’s Day – The Day the Mountains Move

 . . . . Good Morning!  ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ACTIVIST (REDUX – Women’s History Month)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Ask two hundred people on the main streets across America to name American women poets — if they came up with anyone, almost certainly it would be Emily Dickinson, and most would stop there, though  a … Continue reading

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A Poem for Black Poetry Day

Coal  by Audre Lorde I Is the total black, being spoken From the earth’s inside. There are many kinds of open. How a diamond comes into a knot of flame How a sound comes into a word, coloured By who … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: UNCOMMONLY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD There are poems that need to be seen on the page because the placement of each word, each punctuation mark, each space is part of the poem. There are other poems that ride on the tongue, … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: INNER-B!ȾȻH

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Originally posted on July 15, 2016 – I still feel under the weather, so I’m giving you a “golden oldie” this week that’s in keeping with Women’s History Month. :-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-: I normally try to abstain from vulgar … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ACTIVIST

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD March is Women’s History Month, so I’ll be talking about women poets this month. Ask two hundred people on the main streets across America to name American women poets — if they came up with anyone, almost … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DRAGON

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Dragon – a mythical creature appearing in many cultures, used to symbolize many things: power, wisdom, menace, good fortune, destruction, greed, the bones of the earth, illusion, the longing of human beings to fly, etc. November … Continue reading

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