• Women’s Writes.

    Women's Writes

    Okay, yes. The grammar above makes me cringe. But Marie and I tried fruitlessly to come up with a catchy slogan-thing for this and that’s the best thing our brains could find. It’s a play on “women’s rights,” yo. Shut up.

    As most of you know, the Criminal Homicide and Abortion Amendments bill passed in Utah this last week. When we heard the news, Marie and I were both plagued with the question, “But what can we do?” What can we do to make our voices heard? We don’t live in Utah. We don’t even live anywhere near each other. But we wanted to be able to do SOMETHING. Or simply say something to make everyone aware of what is happening concerning women’s issues and rights.

    While some of you may be on one side of an issue and others may be on the opposite side, Marie and I really wanted to ask everyone to come together on one day and write something about an issue that predominately affects women. It doesn’t matter what it is. We would never ask you to make yourselves uncomfortable. But we think it’s important to get those issues out there.

    And we all know women have some issues, right?

    We’re thinking that it would be really awesome if, on April 5, 2010 (That’s a Monday!), we all posted on issues that affect women. You can choose any topic (i.e. purity rings & programs for girls, sex education, birth control, abortion, abuse & women, sexual assault, etc.). We’ve made a handy button (seriously, HOW does that word always sound dirty to me…) for you to include in your post (grab it from the top of this post, or email me at shine [at] ishineoutloud [dot] com and I’ll send it to you), so it will be clear that we’re all doing this together and such.

    Remember, if we don’t speak out, who will? Even in 2010, women’s issues are important and shouldn’t be ignored.

    **If you choose to post, email me and I will post a link here!**

6 Comments


  1. Rahul says:

    I think it’s about time women should be allowed to vote. I’ll write about that.
    .-= Rahul´s last blog ..At the Movies. I Have Two Thumbs. =-.

  2. Sara says:

    I don’t know if women can handle voting yet. It might take time away from cleaning the house, having babies, and cooking dinner, y’know?

  3. shine says:

    You guys both make some really good points…

  4. Jeney says:

    I’m totally in.

    Trying to decide between speaking up about domestic violence or the glass ceiling as it applies to working in the sports industry…
    .-= Jeney´s last blog ..I’m Just Sayin’ Wednesday – The Potential =-.

  5. Emily says:

    Can it be anything…? Are we talking just like an essay, personal memoir, poetry?

    • shine says:

      It can be anything, Em. As long as it’s focus is an issue that affects women, I totally don’t care about format.

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