Thursday, February 26, 2009
Friday, October 05, 2007
I heard the fourth part yesterday as I was driving home from school. It talked about women not only dealing with the problems of PTSD, but also some of the difficulties in dealing the sexual assault as well. I can't even begin to imagine...
A couple days ago, I was listening to Ken Burns talk about World War II and his documentary on this during a late night show. He was talking about how some of these men had never shared their stories. Their families didn't even know what they went through. However, many of these stories were quite vivid even though these events happened sixty years ago. I wonder if sixty years from now if we'll look back and see if we've done any better in listening.
From All Things Considered, here's the link to the series:
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have
hearts, whether our baptism be that of water or of fears!Say firmly: "We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.We women of one country will be too tender of those of
another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. From the bosom
of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says "Disarm, Disarm!
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."Blood does not wipe our dishonor nor violence indicate possession. As men have often forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summonsof war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for agreat and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace, each bearing after their own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar, but of God.In the name of womanhood and of humanity, I earnestly ask that a general congress of women without limit of nationality may be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient and at the earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
"No matter where one stands on the decision to invade or on the conduct of the
conflict over the last four years, the Iraq War is indisputably a curious
thing. For the first time in the experience of any living American, we have
sent an all-volunteer force overseas to advance our interests for a
prolonged period, and virtually nothing has been asked of the vast majority
of those who do not have loved ones in the line of fire. The bargain is
hardly fair. If we take the president at his word, the men and women of the
armed forces are fighting and dying over there so that you and I will not
have to face mortal danger over here."