Famous Sayings: #55 — ‘I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar’

March 31, 2017

I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an’ pretend
‘Cause I’ve heard it all before
And I’ve been down there on the floor
No one’s ever gonna keep me down again

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Helen Reddy (right) made numerous appearances in television and movies (include The Carol Burnett Show) after her song “I Am Woman” became a hit and an anthem.

The lyrics for the song can be found on Songfacts. You can see a live performance of the song by Helen Reddy here.

I’m cheating a little bit here. I wanted to use this song to end Women’s History Month and talk a little bit about the women’s liberation movement.

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‘Auntie’ Maxine Waters (WAW)

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“Auntie” Maxine Waters is gaining attention on social media for being so vocal about Donald Trump. But some of her latest comments evoked an inappropriate response from Bill O’Reilly. I would like to share my thoughts about it, along with some background information on the California Congresswoman.

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News Roundup (Week of Mar. 18-25, 2017)

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Hello, readers! There was a lot of interesting and tragic news this week, but I wanted to focus on a few. I went in depth on a couple of them.

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Famous Sayings: #54 — ‘A Piece of Cake’

March 24, 2017

This should be a piece of cake.

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As my birthday nears, I thought I would look at a phrase that pertained to cakes. (I had decided on using this saying a few months back when I looked at “Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too.”)

Now, as I discovered, the phrase is connected to a few others (like “take the cake/bun/biscuit” or “easy as pie”), but is more closely connected to “cakewalk.” The two of these sayings have the same meaning, but the origin of “cakewalk” kind of had an unexpected history.

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The Inspirational Malala Yousafzai (WAW)

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Note: Sorry about the lateness, but I have been feeling under the weather for a few days. I intended to make this post about Malala Yousafzai yesterday for Write Anything Wednesday, but I was out of it. (I still am, but …)


Introduction

In honor of Women’s History month, I wanted to look at Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner first gained attention as a writer for BBC.com and gained worldwide support after being shot by the Taliban in 2012.

Throughout her life, Yousafzai has remained a steadfast women’s rights and education advocate. And she was inspired by the late Benazir Bhutto, a former Prime Minister of Pakistan (Murray).

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News Roundup (Week of Mar. 12-18, 2017)

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Hello, readers! Are you ready for another News Roundup?

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Famous Sayings: #53 — ‘The Luck of the Irish’

March 17, 2017

You must have the luck of the Irish.

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To be honest, when I started doing my research for this week’s Famous Sayings post, I had another saying prepared. However, I came across “luck of the Irish” and I decided to go with that.

I’m not sure when I first heard that term, but often, I think back to the Disney Movie titled “Luck of the Irish” starring Ryan Merriman. Can you believe that movie is 16 years old? Wow, how time flies by.

Anyway …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Turns 84 (WAW)

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I have already done a couple of posts to recognize it Women’s History Month but I didn’t think I could make a post for Write Anything Wednesday. There are so many things weighing on my mind lately and it has been hard for me to express my frustration at current events and the sheer amount of ignorance that surrounds debate. However, I realized that today is Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 84th birthday today so I wanted to take the time to recognize it.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is my kind of person. Although she gave her opinion of the 2016 election (a comment she later apologized for), I generally admire her opinions and agree with her views. She may be what people call an incrementalist, but at her heart she is an egalitarian who respects president and the rule of law.

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News Roundup (Week of Mar. 5-11, 2017)

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Hello, readers! Are you ready for another News Roundup?

Today is Daylight Saving Time for those in the U.S. That means I’m losing another hour to get this ready. There are so many interesting items I found this week, but I’ll start you off with a few international ones.

This post will be updated to include more items, including the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Famous Sayings: #52 — ‘A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’

March 10, 2017

He’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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Ridiculous, I know.

I originally had another saying ready to go this week. But as I was catching up with my featured posts, I came across “A wolf in sheep’s clothing.” (BTW, please take a look at Famous Sayings: #51 — ‘Those Who Fail to Learn…’ in case you missed it.) I decided to go with “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” because it was another timely saying.

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