Today, October 18, 2012, I venture off the topic of Tiny Houses to recognize my status as a PERSON in Canada. You may or may not know that women have been persons under Canadian law for only 83 years – since 1929. When my grandmothers were born, they were not persons.
I just wanted to holler out a huge thank you to the women that fought this good fight.
- Emily Murphy
- Henrietta Muir Edwards
- Irene Marryat Parlby
- Louise McKinney
- Nellie McClung
I also want to remind myself that well behaved people who follow every rule change nothing.
While I am speaking about the issue of challenging the status quo, I also want to holler out to Texas Tiny Houses who on their Facebook wall, are currently speaking out not just about the way that we live, the waste that we produce and offering people alternatives, but who also began to speak out about the legalization of marijuana. While, I am not a smoker myself; as a matter of fact I am nearly deathly allergic to all aspects of the hemp plant. I still believe that banning it is as silly as banning chamomile tea – BUT… it does not matter what I believe!
What I mean is that even though I don’t always agree with those who are protesting, and even though we do not always believe the same things, I am glad that there are people who stand up for change! I am glad that we (still) live in a democracy and I am really glad to be recognized as a person.
I can make this post and make these comments only because we have democracy here in Canada, and I want to be among those who care about protecting it.
Thanks again to these late great women who have changed our lives! xo L
“Never retreat, never explain, never apologize–get the thing done and let them howl.” ~ Nellie McClung