Taken For Granted

America has come a long way, but there is still a lot to be accomplished toward equality for all genders, races, sexual orientations, and religions. Every. single. one. of the freedoms we have been given was gained because people fought for them and gave their lives to guard or promote them. 

I believe that we become dulled to the privilege. We hear about people being denied “basic” human rights–in other countries as well as here in America. Yet, what does it really cost us? This post is recognizing the history of only one aspect of  our human rights–women’s right to vote. 

Perhaps this idea would be better addressed in the voting month of November, but my friend posted this on her blog, Voice of Pearls, and I just had to post it too from my perspective. 

Lady Gaga is a very talented artist, and portrays women’s suffrage in a slightly humorous, quirky way in her video Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage while still conveying the torment and abuse our suffragists endured. Thank goodness those women never gave up, persisting until our right to vote was secured! 

and so she lit the way

Unfortunately, because we’ve grown up with these rights, we expect to always have them–and more. “Entitlement” is an attitude I see exhibited among those who haven’t had to fight for their freedoms (and those who have become dulled to the privileges). Do NOT take for granted our rights and our freedoms! 

Enjoy the video and please consider that equality for all Americans needs every American’s vote.

Thanks for reading!! I’d love to hear from you. 🙂

Passionista Mimi

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda R Neff
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 09:50:03

    Yes Mimi – we all need to keep lighting the way for all people! The EmPOWordment card you did is beyond fabulous!

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  2. passionistaatlarge
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 09:54:21

    Thank you so much Linda!!

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  3. Linda R Neff
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 10:10:06

    Mimi – thank you so much for this post. Yes, we need to be aware of our privilege and not grow numb to it. And, yes, we must keep using our voices and our light to advocate for human rights for all. Thank you for this inspired post and for the completely beautiful EmPOWordment visual – and so, she lit the way! xoxo

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