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Honored to be on Madeline Sharples’ blog today. This post is one more true to my heart and current journey. Hope you take a look and let me know what you think. Also, if you like it, please share. Thanks,

Thanks for having me on your blog today, Madeline. I enjoyed your post about The Handmaid’s Tale. It is one of my all time favorite books and first introduced me to the plight of women past and present. The heroine’s reduction from a strong, independent woman to a pair of ovaries is as relevant a topic now as it was then.

The only people who don’t believe there’s a war on women are those waging it. We see it everywhere – from the loss of access to women’s health providers to campus sexual assault. Three women a day are murdered in the United States by men they once loved. Statistics are staggering.

The Handmaid’s Tale does an excellent job of illuminating the tactics used against us in this war. We are powerless to defend ourselves when we feel afraid, ashamed, and without value.

These tactics work in tandem to make us invisible. Read More…