CREATING GOLD STARTS AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL
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CREATING GOLD STARTS AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL
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“Women healing/leading humanity” (Xelaguar Bey).
Femmes TEB Voyage is a sub-project of BHE – Social Health @ The Star’s Projects.
* TEB voyage offers a platform for sharing and learning from each other and from the path left behind, while visualizing the path in front for personal and collective healing.
* Femmes TEB Voyage reviews women's personal, historical, literary, artistic, and political journeys for individual and collective growth.
This year, BHE-Femmes TEB Voyage is remembering among the special women who made our world a better place, three of those women, Simone Veil, Rosa Parks, and Christine de Pizan.
Simone Veil (1927-2017)
Simone Veil’s beauty saved her from burning in Auschwitz’s concentration camp. The woman Nazi Officer who was in charge of her group told her: “You are too beautiful to die”, a mercy that Simone Veil succeeded in extending to her mother and her sister.
This Nazi Officer didn’t know then the fascinating path ahead of her protégée who married, gave birth to three sons, and became a lawyer. She also graduated from “l'Institut d' Études Politiques de Paris” and became the magistrate in charge of “The Conseil Supérieur de la Magistrature”. She was the first woman nominated “Ministre de la Santé” (Head of France health department).
In 1974, she is asked to work on a project that would legalize abortion. The law became effective in 1975.
(Abortion being such a touchy subject, it shouldn’t be seen as anti-religion because science is now backing up the fact that until the twelfth week of pregnancy, it’s only an embryo growing. Afterwards, it becomes a fetus and that is wh en it also becomes, for sure, a moral issue. Not before.)
Simone Veil replied to the opponents of her law that no woman opts for abortion with joy but rather with sadness and sorrow, and that this law would protect them from illegal and unsafe practices.
In 1979, she is the first woman elected President of the European Parliament. Always, fighting for people’s social rights, her calm power of persuasion and her strength supported her political career that kept on climbing, as well as her numerous honorific titles.
In 2008, Simone is admitted at “l’Académie Française” and in 2009 she accepts the highest French recognition: “la Légion d’Honneur” that she had previously refused. She and her husband are buried “au Pantheon”, the place in Paris where famous people who made a difference in other people’s lives are buried.
Women around the world may not be aware that Simone Veil is one of the first woman who fought for their legal rights and health in the practice of illegal abortion; and probably the first woman who concretized those rights into laws, affecting women globally.
International Woman Day, March 8, is surely the day to remember Simone Veil.
Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
Rosa Parks is referred to as “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement. In 1955, while traveling in a bus, she was arrested because she refused to get up from her seat for a white man to sit there. She was already involved with Martin Luther King Jr. for freedom and civil rights.
Her act of courage in that bus called for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a movement that grew all over the United States and triggered the national Civil Rights Movement, with always the support and leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. An active member of the NAACP, an organization that defends the rights of African Americans, Rosa Parks repeatedly fought against racism.
From Montgomery, Alabama, to Detroit, Michigan, where she lived the last years of her life, she left her marks as a fighter for justice, freedom, and civil rights.
This March 8, 2021, Rosa Parks would surely jump out of her tomb if she could:
It is also the day when the trial of the officer who killed George Floyd starts. May she watch for justice to be rendered from her side of the curtain.
Sadly, the murder of George Floyd is not the only racial crime corrupting our society. A resident of Minneapolis who happened to be a Caucasian man just said on French television:
"If it was me who had committed the same misdemeanor that George Floyd committed" - which was paying for cigarettes with a fake bill of $20.00 - "I would have only had to pay a fine".
From the attack to Rodney King in Los Angeles to the crime of George Floyd in Minneapolis... and still going on... still lots of work for the Civil Rights Movement!
A fight that Rosa Parks is probably supervising from where she is...
Christine de Pizan (1354-1430)
Christine de Pizan was born in Venice, Italy, and died at the Monastery of Poissy, France. Like her father, a medical doctor who extended his knowledge to various scientific branches, she was passionate about studying and learning.
Upon her husband’s death, she was faced with heavy responsibilities and no financial support. This is when she decided to write for a living. An accomplished writer with years of studies behind her, she became the first woman who got paid for her work as a writer. She studied to acquire the skills to publish and to sell her books.
Her life experience, from rich to poor, inspired her to write her first book, “La mutation de fortune” where she narrated the difficulties she had endured for 14 years, from legal trials (a woman in a court of men!) to health problems. Eventually, her hard work as a writer brought her the money she had access to when her husband was alive.
Her knowledge and talent brought her the protection of famous people. Encouraged by her success, she spreads her wings in criticizing the books of famous male writers, while expanding her own writing.
Christine de Pizan is probably the first woman who fought for her legal rights as a woman in a court of law; and also, the first female writer being paid, making her an early feminist. She argued that if young girls were given the privilege to study like young men did, they would be able to understand all the subtilities of science, of arts, and of life.
That was the Middle-Age and she had the privilege to be taught by her father, a liberal and enlightened man whose century didn’t stop him to do the right thing in teaching his daughter as if she was a boy.
Simone Veil, Rosa Parks, and Christine de Pizan contributed to advance women’s roles and rights in a society slowly advancing towards equality among all its citizen.
So many women we need to acknowledge! For 2021, BHE welcomes their stories for publication at Femmes TEB Voyage.
“The ‘Me Too’ sexual assault awareness movement also means that when a single woman is sexually offended, all women are, broadening the scope of health education. Offenders may benefit from sex therapy through dream induction. Exploring offenders’ characters, and starting by evaluating their first relationship to a woman (probably the mother, implying possible family therapy), may provide a path to sexual sublimation transferring inappropriate sexual energy into higher purpose (Freud, 1916, 1917) and especially into non-offending ways. Haar (1973) referred to Freudian’s sexual sublimation as a possibility of evolution for sexual impulses”. Dr. Nadia Judith Bijaoui, principal author of "Can Dream Science Be Used to Elicit Healthy Behaviors?"
In her manuscript, Dr. Bijaoui advocated dream therapy for sex offender
World Women Day since 1917:
Russian women rioted:
for bread & peace
to oust the tsar
to end misery
for spouses to come back from WWI