Uppity Women. I’m surrounded by them. I’m outnumbered three to one at home (numbers slightly improve if you count the dog). My two most recent professions, stay at home parent and tour guide, generally leave me the only man in the room. Even here, I write under the gynocratical rule of the The Hill Is Home.
They’ve got jobs. They vote. They even want to get paid as much as a man these days. It’s intolerable.
But before we bemoan how we got to such a crazy situation, perhaps we should go back in time and look at how we got to this state. So let’s take a jaunt down to our local cemetery and see what they’ve got going on for Women’s History Month (yes, of course OUR cemetery has special events, don’t they all?):
In commemoration of Women’s History Month as well as the 100th anniversary of the Great Suffrage Parade of 1913, join us for a tour on March 9th, 2013 to learn all about the “uppity women” in Congressional Cemetery. They certainly were a handful – suffragists, Civil Rights advocates, journalists and artists – and a mess of other brave and brilliant ladies. Led by Rebecca Roberts, this tour will highlight these very special women and their unique stories. The tour will begin at 1 pm at the Chapel. Tickets are $5 per person and cash payment will be accepted at the front gate prior to the tour. Space is limited, so reserve your tickets now.