Welcome! I’m Mary Long and I am the Founder of Herstory Network.
I am absolutely convinced that the healing of this world will be brought about by women, but first we have to heal ourselves. We can no longer wait for someone to rescue us, we must rescue ourselves. How do we do that? Together. We do it together. By going within. By asking questions about why we believe what we believe. By challenging the status quo and refusing to be silent any longer.
We all have a voice that needs to be heard and we all have a right to be heard. After the Women’s March I made a promise to myself that I would no longer allow fear to keep me quiet about the things that really mattered, and this website is one step in keeping that promise.
If you’ve ever dealt with a family member who is mentally ill, than you know that they think they are acting perfectly fine when everyone around them can see how irrational and deranged they are being. With our proposal to arm teachers, the United States has officially become the mentally ill family member of the human race.
When our answer to mass school shootings is to put more guns in the schools, we have not only lost the moral high ground, we have lost our minds.
Aside from the sheer insanity of this proposal, let’s look at the logistics. Let’s say there is a gun in a locked compartment in the classroom. No matter how ‘secret’ it is which teachers are carrying, you know damn well every student will know which teachers and which classrooms have the guns. How soon do you think it will be before a student figures out how to access the guns and kills other students and teachers with it? It doesn’t matter how fool-proof the lock is, someone will figure out a way to access it.
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Every day women squeeze their feet into high-heeled shoes that hurt their feet. Think about that for a minute. Long ago, some designers decided that high heels are a fashion ‘must’ and sold that belief to the rest of us.
We talk about how ‘shoe crazy’ we are and the designer heels we must have, regardless of the fact that most of these shoes are torture devices for our feet.
Does it sound sane to you to spend hundreds of dollars on an item that causes you discomfort and pain?
Are we so willing to be fashion lemmings that we blindly accept what we’re told is ‘in’ regardless of the comfort or cost to us?
We support the fashion industry, not the other way around. If we respected ourselves enough to refuse to purchase heels that hurt our feet, the designers would create a shoe that was not only stylish, but comfortable.
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