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  Much was said today following the announcement of the death of Margaret Thatcher. Some said she didn't have an ounce of humanity. Clearly the ones who talked about dancing on her grave have plenty of this humanity they're talking about. Indeed crass comm
Elle · 1901 days ago

This is a fictional piece which captures the persona of a woman whose life and spirit I admire and value so much.     Multi-faceted, passionately aloof woman, lover of foreign accents (or bad copies of same), known to do stand-up comedy in front of doze
bookmark_terry · 1909 days ago

I had a hard time narrowing down who I wanted to talk about. To be honest there is so many women in my life who inspire me and made me the woman I am today. In all truth, I never did narrow it down to one. I narrowed it down to three. My mom, Patricia, and
noracanon · 1925 days ago

  There are so many women that have for different reasons inspired me and continue to do so. Some of them have passed from this life and some are still with us. Because, of this I decided to would write about what inspires me in women, instead of about a w
Marta · 1931 days ago

  Her red floors shone with wax and polish, 3D artwork (that would look foolish in another's home) graced the mantle, food on the stove, ever-ready for guests, adobe house furnished art-deco style with the ornate lamps and hard-wood built-ins. Every piec
AnaLewis · 1936 days ago

Dear Women on the Verge Community, For those of you I have had the honor to come to know, you are aware that the bulk of my work is dedicated to teen relationship awareness with an emphasis on preventing relationship abuse. This year I have been really str
Elin · 1936 days ago


It's tempting to tell my own rape story but I won't. I will only say that I was 14 years old. I didn't tell the police. I didn't tell my mother. I only told the friend who accompanied me when I went looking for him with a large kitchen knife. I didn't find
DawnRRivers · 1951 days ago

****Trigger Warning For Content Related to Sexual Assault**** It took almost twenty years for me to acknowledge the break-in that happened a few short weeks before I left for college wasn't an attempted robbery but was in fact an attempted rape. Waking up
Hegemommy · 1951 days ago

  Some will say we are past our prime Experience is thrown away Today, the young are all that count Old man, old woman your time has passed   Not our issue if you can’t survive You should have saved, you should have known Too bad, it was wasted on those ki
Marta · 1952 days ago

You were only fourteen When innocence was lost And he was thirty-five A sisters husband too A man for you to trust   Instead he was frightening Slyly ogling you Your nipples are so ripe Young and virginal girl It’s not my fault he said   When stealing inno
Marta · 1952 days ago

  Yesterday, I met Ana Lewis of Women on the Verge for the first time. It was an honor. She is as amazing as her mission. We laughed a lot, got serious about some subjects, and spent four hours over breakfast. This does not happen often. Of course, one o
destinyallison · 1956 days ago

Rape, a word and despicable act every woman should stand against. There is no excuse for it. None. So, how can some women betray others by laughing about it, finding "excuses" for the rapists, and even blame the victims. If the victim was their sister, mot
Elle · 1967 days ago

  I didn't know what it was, but I knew it was bad. Really bad.   The pretty girl was popular, blond and she always hung out with a group of boys. They seemed to admire her, cater to her every need and protect her. One night that all changed. Woken o
AnaLewis · 1968 days ago

  Before I saw your face or touched your fur I heard your cries for help, longing for love So loud your anguish I knew where to go So deep your despair you didn’t know me   For a home of your own, all hope was gone Tossed out by family to fend for yoursel
Marta · 1971 days ago

My first memories of poetry were from A Child’s Garden of Verse by Robert Louis Stevenson, the same author who wrote the beloved classic Treasure Island A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young, Now We Are Six, and the Winnie the Pooh stories. These beloved ve
Marta · 1973 days ago

  This is not a war!   It's never a good idea to throw people in the same boat just because they have one thing, or even more in common. Sweeping judgments like these bring disaster and more hatred. Attacking other groups in the name of defending your own
Elle · 1978 days ago

Switch on your laptop, read the papers, listen to the radio, connect onto social media, and what do you see? The world in all its misery. I'm optimistic by nature, it's probably saved me many times. I have to believe, find the strength somewhere. Still, y
Elle · 1985 days ago

"A protective wrap keeps the newspaper dry while it's being delivered. But how do you keep it dry while it's being read?"—John Dumas When the news of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy broke on December 14, 2012, it shook us to the core and ever si
Elin · 1992 days ago

Today is one of those days, when life seems good for me personally, yet the world has a darkness to it. A hole of anger and hate, fighting and arguing over ideology, when people's lives are at stake, that it leaves me nearly unable to breathe without a tea
Marta · 1994 days ago

The elite of the horse world are the high-dollar mares. They are show animals or racing animals, bringing high dollars for their foals because they have a history of excellence and winning. For them, time is money and it's important that the mare be kept b
Marta · 1994 days ago
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