Talk Notes 5-10-20 Celebrating Mothers and Female Role Models


Happy Mother's Day!

If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says ‘keep away from children. Susan Savannah


When I was a boy, my mother wore a mood ring. When she was in a good mood it turned blue. In a bad mood, it left a big red mark on my forehead. Jeff Shaw

I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them. Phyllis Diller


Olympe de Gouges; Author of Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen

May 7, 1748 - Nov 3, 1793


Jane Addams Founder of Hull House

Sept 6, 1860 - May 28, 1935



“Educating girls has proven to be one of the world’s best-ever ideas. When women are educated, all kinds of wonderful things happen in societies. The workforce becomes diversified and able to make better decisions and solve more problems. Educated mothers decide to have fewer children and more children survive… It’s a virtuous cycle of change. Poor parents who can’t afford to send all their children to school have often prioritized the boys. But since 1970 there has been fantastic progress. Across religions, cultures, and continents, almost all parents can now afford to send all their children to school, and are sending their daughters as well as their sons. Now the girls have almost caught up: 90 percent of girls of primary school age attend school. For boys, the figure is 92 percent. There’s almost no difference.” Factfulness (pp. 69-70).

Melala Yousafzai

Emma Watson and Melala Yousafzai

 Melinda Gates and Melala

 The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes The World