Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Manhandled in America

“We will never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.” Gloria Steinem

I was thumbing through my computer files, looking for something to post and I noticed that I had saved several black and white photos of women being manhandled by police.  I thought it was an interesting look at the evolution of what is protested compared to the stagnation of how protests are managed.

“The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.”  David Friedman

Susan B Anthony arrested:
“I was born a heretic. I always distrusted people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.” Susan B Anthony
“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.” Susan B Anthony.

Arrest in Chicago for public indecency:

“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed.  If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.  They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”  Clare Boothe Luce 

Woman arrested during Civil Rights protest:


“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” Rosa Parks 

Arrest during a peace protest demanding that the war in Vietnam end. 
“Maybe the Americans should have brought baseballs instead of bombs.” Ann E Burg

Katherine Switzer, in 1967 was the first woman to enter and run in the Boston Marathon:

When the race organizer discovered there was a women in his race, he tried to bodily remove her. Fortunately she was running with a few friends including a football player. She finished the race and the photographs that were taken influenced a change in public opinion about Female athletes.


“There is an expression among even the most advanced runners that getting your shoes on is the hardest part of any workout.”  Katherine Switzer

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