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!"
"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.
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, CindyReplyDelete
Great tribute to them. Beautiful teacup too. Blessings.ReplyDelete
Yes! I am thinking of Helen Reddy's song - I Am WomanReplyDelete
I am strong 🎵 🎶
I am invincible
I am woman!
Happy Tuesday, Margie ☕
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!ReplyDelete