A Non-Political View: “Remember the ladies.” and What They Have Accomplished!

This post is NOT about which political party you are part of in the United States or another country or which candidate you might vote for in the November 2016 U.S. presidential election or another country’s election.

This post focuses on Abigail Adams’ poignant quote, which was written in her celebrated letter to husband John, in March 1776. John Adams was serving as the Massachusetts representative to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia at the time. Abigail urged her husband to “remember the ladies” during a time when women only played a domestic role in their homes and communities.

Below is Abigail’s “remember the ladies” quote:
“They have time and warning given them to see the Evil and shun it.-I long to hear that you have declared an independancy- and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If perticuliar care and attention is not paid to the Laidies we are determined to foment a Rebelion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.”

To reinforce the idea of women and political decisions, I want to share an article written by Cokie Roberts who is one of my favorite authors and an accomplished journalist. Last week, I enjoyed reading Ms. Roberts’ article in Daily Herald newspaper entitled: Why it matters that we have women in political leadership.

Yellow Brainers will enjoy the article because of the historic information.
Blue Brainers will enjoy the article because of the engaging storytelling.
Green Brainers will enjoy the article because of well-researched facts.
Orange Brainers will enjoy the article because of the dynamic women that are mentioned.

I trust this post has offered you insightful information about women and their decisions, history, politics, and accomplishments!

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