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Margaret Sanger the Contraceptive Outlaw…

A woman must not accept; she must challenge.

She must not be awed by that which has been built around her;

she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.

~ Margaret Sanger

I found this quote and was inspired about it, I then looked to see who Margaret Sanger is or was and found out she was a villain,  this woman gave out contraception information and devices knowing these were outlawed.  The audacity of this woman.

This woman did not accept, she most definitely challenged.

So let’s see why this woman was so bold,  Margaret Sanger was educated as and worked as a nurse.  In her work with poor women on the Lower East Side of New York, she was aware of the effects of unplanned and unwelcome pregnancies.

Her mother’s health had suffered as she bore eleven children. She came to believe in the importance to women’s lives and women’s health of the availability of birth control, a term which she’s credited with inventing.

Well so far she seems like a caring, compassionate nurse who was compassionate to the women she cared for:

  • 1912 Sanger gave up nursing work to dedicate herself to the distribution of birth control information
  • 1913 Sanger went to Europe, found a paper, Women Rebel & indicted for “mailing obscenities”, Sanger fled to Europe
  • 1914 Sanger founded the National Birth Control League
  • 1916 Sanger was writing articles on health “the Call”, she collected and published these articles – “What Every Girl Should Know”
  • 1917 Sanger published – “What Every Mother Should Know”
  • 1916 -17 set up first birth control centres in USA
  • 1918  Sent to the workhouse for “creating a public nuisance”
  • 1918 – 27 Sanger’s many arrests and prosecutions, and the resulting outcries, helped lead to changes in laws, giving doctors the right to give birth control advice to patients.  Following this doctors were also able to prescribe birth control devices.
  • 1927 Sanger helped organise the first World Population Conference in Geneva
  • 1938 Sanger wrote her autobiography after writing many books and articles on birth control and marriage
  • 1942 Planned Parenthood came into being
Margaret Sanger though seen as a woman of question, a villain was most certainly a strong advocate for women and action taker for these women.
The lower class women also did not accept they also challenged, for some of those women the result was death when they attempted self abortion.
Today we have choices and information of any type at our fingertips, those things are not outlawed, yet in all too many countries women are still treated as second class citizens, (and in some countries not even treated that well).   So as women today we are still being continually challenged and as women we must not accept.
We have the strength and the belief of Margaret in all of us and as women we must not accept, we must challenge to be the fulfilled happy woman that we are.
I read about Margaret and saw that she devoted her life to what she believed.  Her success was achieved as she knew what she wanted and knew her goal.  How she got there she paid no concern it would happen.  Her message and thoughts were answered and she accepted and received.   She married a very wealthy, influential man who believed in what she was doing so she was able to achieve her goals.
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Beautiful Quotes To Inspire

Quotes To Inspire

Women must not accept; she must challenge.

She must not be awed by that which has been built around her;

she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.

~ Margaret Sanger ~

Whatever the mind of man can conceive & believe, he can achieve.

~ Napoleon Hill ~

Beware of no one more than of yourself we carry our own worst enemies within us.

~ Charles Spurgeon ~

The truth will set you free.

But first, it will piss you off.

~ Gloria Steinem ~

All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea!

~ Andrew Carnegie ~

A single conversation across a table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books

~ Chinese Proverb ~

…all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they ‘arrive’.

~ Napoleon Hill ~

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.

~ Earl Wilson ~

Discontent is the first necessity of progress

~ Thomas Edison ~

People with clenched fists can not shake hands.

~ Indira Gandhi ~

People are like stained-glass windows.

They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,

but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed

only if there is a light from within.

~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross ~

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action”

~ Napoleon Hill~

“Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

“I think that’s the only way we really get to define ourselves – not so much by what we say yes to, as ti what we say no to.”

~Tom Hanks The Guardian 2001~

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed”

~Napoleon Hill~

“There is no passion to be found in playing small – in settling for a life less than the one you are capable of living”

~ Nelson Mandela~

“An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialised knowledge.   An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others”

~ Napoleon Hill~

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”

~Lao Tzu~

“Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm.  Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no matter how frightening or difficult, a new meaning.  Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles.”

~Og Mandino~

“When two or more people coordinate in a spirit of harmony, and work toward a definite objective, they place themselves in position, through that alliance, to absorb power directly from the great universal storehouse of Infinite Intelligence”

~Napoleon Hill~

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”

~Alice Walker~

“Success is not about having more. It is about what you are willing to give up in order to have what you really want.”

~Chin-Ning Chu The Secrets of the Rainmaker~

“Without doubt, the most common weakness of all human beings is the habit of leaving their minds open to the negative influence of other people”

~Napoleon Hill~

“Failure is the tuition you pay for success”

~Walter Brunell~

“To know yourself is the first and most important step in pursuing your dreams and goals” — Stedman Graham

“Life is a checkerboard, and the player opposite you is time.  If you hesitate before moving, or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the board by time. You are playing against a partner who will not tolerate indecision!” — Napoleon Hill

“Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so.” — Marcia Wieder     Author and Speaker

“You can rest assured that if you devote your time and attention to the hightest advantages of others, the Universe will support you, always and only in the nick of time.” — R. Buckminster Fuller

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an internal martial art which originated in China in the 12th Century.   Zang Sanfeng a Taoist monk has been credited for the origin of Tai Chi.  It is said that he was walking and observed a snake skillfully free itself from the beak of a bird by using a number of different postures and being quite subtle and soft and when the bird was thinking it was the victor the snake lunged at the bird and it received a fatal bite.

Zang Sanfeng thought on the skill and art of the snake and saw certain deliberate postures in the snake’s movements; he practiced these postures until the beautiful graceful art of Tai Chi Chuan was born.
Since Tai Chi’s origin five styles developed from its origin, Chen, Yang, Wu, Wu/Hao, and Sun; today there are many derivatives from these 5 styles.

Tai Chi is renowned for both defense and remarkable health benefits.  It is a daily practice of exercise in many Chinese homes.  In the western world its value is seen more from a health benefit as well as balance and is therefore promoted and practiced more by the older community in group sessions.  However, Tai Chi can be practiced as either a hard or soft form of exercise. The more you put in the more you can obtain from Tai Chi.

My partner practiced Tai Chi, Karate and Kick Boxing and has certainly led a life of intense body workouts.  Like all things as you mature the body gives you constant reminders of your past. My partner certainly can attest to that.  He recently returned to his Tai Chi practice which he had not done for quite a number of years and since then his body has taken on some remarkable changes.

He feels centred and in control again of his body and his long term ailments are improving to the point where he is only now taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory.
Tai Chi is an internal martial art that focuses on balance and breathing; it can benefit anyone that wants to improve their lifestyle.  If you wish to practice Tai Chi yourself , here is a video you can purchase or you can find a centre near you that has Tai Chi group sessions. Also I found these two videos to demonstrate the soft and hardness of Tai Chi.






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