Monday, October 17, 2022

Celebrating Persons Day in Canada

On Persons Day (Oct 18), we recognize the 5 courageous Canadian women (Famous Five), Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby and Henrietta Muir Edwards, who launched a petition that lead to the 1929 historic ruling: "Women are persons!"


How 5 Women Changed Canada Forever Over a Cup of Tea

"People assumed they were just having dainty tea parties. But in reality, they were planning strategy to move forward gender equality in Canada."

I raise my pink teacup to the Famous Five! 

Their milestone victory for Canadian women's rights "paved the way for women's increased participation in public and political life."

Almost a century later, the suffrage movement has empowered women entrepreneurs to start their own successful tea businesses: Dessert by Deb, Geek+Tea, Monarch Tea Co., and Teamancy.


  1. I enjoyed listening to the video. WOW! Women have sure come a long way haven't they? Sad to say that not ALL accept women in more active roles in society still. However, I am thankful that women like these stood up for women and was used in a mighty way to change the world. Happy October Margie. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Great tribute to them. Beautiful teacup too. Blessings.

  3. Yes! I am thinking of Helen Reddy's song - I Am Woman

    I am strong 🎵 🎶
    I am invincible
    I am woman!

    Happy Tuesday, Margie ☕

  4. I am so grateful to these women and others who stood up for women's rights. And how great to think they plotted together over cups of tea!


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