Category Archives: mothers

BOOK LAUNCH AGAIN! GOD CREATED WOMEN, the new release from Rhea Harmsen is the novel that debunks the myth that women were born to suffer

A few weeks ago I asked my readers for help in naming my new novel. This plea went out over wordpress and facebook and many of you responded with truly excellent feedback. So, you might be surprised to find that … Continue reading

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You called me here to watch you cry

You called me here to watch you cry You called me here to watch you cry And I bear witness to your pain You, whom I have loved all my life Who only ever lived for me And loved me … Continue reading

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We feed each other

I saw this picture in a friends facebook post. I was unable to post a coherent comment. May God bless both these souls and their mothers, to them I dedicate the poem below. (Picture source:  http://hphotos-sea1.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s320x320/402654_343690202317272_178265202193107_1319679_400449610_n.jpg) We Feed Each Other … Continue reading

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Last segment on mothers rights: THE RIGHT TO TIME

(Segment 5 of 5, see previous posts) REFRAMING MOTHERHOOD IN THE CONTEXT OF EQUALITY: The Right to Time Societies which have already advanced the education and rights of women have perhaps fallen into the trap of believing that equality means … Continue reading

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Still discussing the rights of mothers – THE RIGHT TO MEANS

(Segment 4 of 5, see previous posts) REFRAMING MOTHERHOOD IN THE CONTEXT OF EQUALITY: The Right to Means According to the Baha’i writings, a corollary of their role as first educators is the right of mothers to the means of … Continue reading

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REFRAMING MOTHERHOOD IN THE CONTEXT OF EQUALITY: The Right to Education

MOTHERS’ RIGHTS, segment 3 of 5 (see previous posts) REFRAMING MOTHERHOOD IN THE CONTEXT OF EQUALITY The Right to Education According to the Bahá’í writings, foremost among the tools needed by mothers is education. “If the mother is educated then … Continue reading

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Reframing Motherhood in the Context of Equality: The right to health

MOTHER’S RIGHTS, segment 2 of 5 (see previous post) REFRAMING MOTHERHOOD IN THE CONTEXT OF EQUALITY The Right to Health The low priority afforded worldwide to the health of mothers is a fact wholly incongruous with their inestimable value. The … Continue reading

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What are the rights of mothers?

How important is motherhood to us as a society? I want to generate a dialogue on how our global society views, upholds or defends the rights of mothers. During the next 5 days I will share parts of an article … Continue reading

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On banana pancackes and mothers as the first educators

On the eve of mother’s day I am reflecting on the role that mothers play in our lives and it occurs to me that my mother not only gave me life but she was also my first educator. Obviously. But … Continue reading

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