One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories. - Rebecca Falls Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. - Faith Whittlesey Man was made when Nature was but an apprentice, but woman when she was a skilful mistress of her art. - Cupid's Whirligig In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventures or to be limited by the fear of it. - Judy Blume, Tiger Eyes Many abolitionists have yet to learn the ABC’s of women’s rights. - Susan B. Anthony Remember no one can make you inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt You can’t go chasing happiness. You have to go out and make your own. - Billie Green For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. - Virginia Wolf What seems like courage is really persistence- the ability to put part of yourself on hold- Patience. - Barbara Gordon If I’m too strong for some people, that’s their problem. - Glenda Jackson Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths. - Lois Wyse When a man gets up to speak, people listen then look. When a woman gets up, people look, then if they like what they see, they listen. - Pauline Frederick Women and sanity seemed to go hand in hand. They had the sensitivity and instincts to find a better way. The ability to perceive the insanity of it all. - James Michael Pratt, The Last Valentine
The prompt for week three is topic that lends itself to fandom just as well as it lends itself to discussion of real-life issues:
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