Ervin tells the stories and records the accomplishments of generations of individual women activists who have risked everything to educate their daughters even when held in thrall to the harem system of the Qajar era.
Author: Manda Zand Ervin
Publisher: World Encounter Institute/New English Review Press
The Islamic Revolution of 1979 was an unmitigated disaster for the women of Iran. That fact is well known. What is less well-known and what Manda Zand Ervin brings to light in her remarkable book, is the long history of struggle against clerical domination in which the women of Iran have been engaged for centuries.. Rooted in the proud history of ancient Persia where once Mother-Gods were worshipped, the Ladies' Secret Society, founded in the early decades of the 20th Century, was at once the inheritor of this proud history and the progenitor of the women of today who are enduring 25-year prison sentences for the defiant, yet innocent, act of removing their hijabs in public. Ervin tells the stories and records the accomplishments of generations of individual women activists who have risked everything to educate their daughters even when held in thrall to the harem system of the Qajar era. These women refused to be victims. They fought like lionesses for every scrap of freedom gained from the time of the Arab conquest to the era of the Shah, only to see all their hard-won rights destroyed with the coming of Khomeini's Islamic Revolution. Yet, despite the extreme cruelty of the clergy and the imminent danger they face, the women of Iran are undeterred. Ervin pays loving tribute to them all as she relates the stories of their remarkable achievements in the face of overwhelming oppression. Thanks to Manda Zand Ervin and her extraordinary book, we know their names and we will not forget their courageous lives.
“The ladies of D177 are not going to roll over to some outdated Neanderthal
ideas of a woman's role.' So if that was your plan, you can drop it right now.” “That
was never my plan,” Malcolm stated. “Though I apparently can't speak for all my ...
Author: Diana Peterfreund
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Fans of Beautiful Disaster will devour Diana Peterfreund’s Ivy League novels—Secret Society Girl, Under the Rose, Rites of Spring (Break), and Tap & Gown. At an elite university, Amy Haskel has been initiated into the country’s most notorious secret society. But in this power-hungry world where new blood is at the mercy of old money, hooking up with the wrong people could be fatal. Eli University junior Amy Haskel never expected to be tapped into Rose & Grave. She isn’t rich, politically connected, or . . . well, male. So when Amy is one of the first female students to receive the distinctive black-lined invitation with the Rose & Grave seal, she’s blown away. Could they really mean her? Whisked off into an elaborate initiation rite, Amy awakens the next day to a new reality and a whole new set of “friends”—from the gorgeous son of a conservative governor to an Afrocentric lesbian activist whose society name is Thorndike. And that’s when Amy starts to discover the truth about getting what you wish for. Because Rose & Grave is quickly taking her away from her familiar world of classes and keggers, fueling a feud and undermining a very promising friendship with benefits. And that’s before Amy finds out that her first duty as a member of Rose & Grave is to take on a conspiracy of money and power that could, quite possibly, ruin her whole life. From the Hardcover edition.
The cover read: How DJ Calm found DJ Lady Lucina. Inside the cover it read:
The first founder, named DJ Calm, of the secret society named 3.1 Platinum Grills
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Author: Charles William HeckethornPublish On: 1897
... liberal principles were known , the Rosicrucians , as well as other secret societies , sprang into life again . Freemasonry became the fashion of the day .
Masonic implements were worn as charms ; " the ladies carried muffs of white silk
“Gilda-Lynn will you kindly excuse yourself to the ladies room.” “But I don't need...
” Gilda Lynn tried to protest. “The ladies room. And take your piles of tissues with
you.” Miss Fanny Mae told her. Miss Fanny Mae was stern. Gilda Lynn stood up ...
For example , one day a lady discovered that a poor working woman with nine
children had added to her burdens by ... The tone of society , however , was not
wholly sentimental ; it was also reasonable , and it became the vogue for ladies
Higher rose the tide and swell of conversation , till it might have been supposed
that each one ' s object was to drown the voice of his neighbour , when Lady
Lochmaben , with a look towards Lady Ruthven , rose ; there was a lull , a rustling
Then, I remembered the ladies had used my cell phone. I checked and then
called the only number that didn't have a name beside it. A voice answered and I
asked for either Natalie or Valerie, and I gave them my name. After a short pause,
... the reason whereof I cannot yet learn thoroughly , but only that the hall was so
full that it was not possible to avoidi it , or make room for them ; besides that ,
most of the ladies were in the galleries to see them land , and could not get in .
JOAN OF ARC . SECRET SOCIETIES . Secret Societies are not without reason I
see the smiling vineyards , sometimes pronounced dangerous to the That in the
sunshine lie , best interests of society at large . That The breath of foreign flowers
Author: Rev. James Saa Fallah Jr.Publish On: 2011-09-09
In order to know a brief history about them, they said they are demons in charge
of the female secret society operating in Africa and other parts ofthe world.In
another clarification, they told me that there are two categories of demons such ...
Author: Rev. James Saa Fallah Jr.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This is an exposition of a component of occultism, what Satan and his demons said about the Holy Bible, and the letter from the underworld sent by the Queen of the coast.
A look at secret societies can provide some insights into historical and
contemporary gender roles in Sierra Leone. Secret societies are organized, all-
male or all-female cultural organizations that have existed in West Africa for
Author: Megan H. MacKenzie
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Political Science
The eleven-year civil war in Sierra Leone from 1991 to 2002 was incomprehensibly brutal—it is estimated that half of all female refugees were raped and many thousands were killed. While the publicity surrounding sexual violence helped to create a general picture of women and girls as victims of the conflict, there has been little effort to understand female soldiers’ involvement in, and experience of, the conflict. Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone draws on interviews with 75 former female soldiers and over 20 local experts, providing a rare perspective on both the civil war and post-conflict development efforts in the country. Megan MacKenzie argues that post-conflict reconstruction is a highly gendered process, demonstrating that a clear recognition and understanding of the roles and experiences of female soldiers are central to both understanding the conflict and to crafting effective policy for the future.
Miss R. accordingly replied to the Monmouth lady that K. S. U. was not quite
ready for the establishment of a ladies secret society, but suggested that a
chapter could probably be formed at Lombard University, Galesburg, Illinois. This
led to the ...
Disclaimer: My story contains gobs of profanity. My heavy use of swear words is very likely to be offensive to meemaws, church ladies, and a bunch of men too. While it's true that US Marines commonly spoke with profanities 20 years ago, I have a sense they use profanity less so today. The Secret Society of the Great Pumpkin is a real and secret society of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University. You will never find one former cadet or student or faculty who will admit they've ever heard of it or they know anything about it. To talk about it is to bring forth the curse of The Great Pumpkin and find yourself haunted and ostracized by Aggies for the rest of your life. No Aggie would want that. This book is my account of my investigation into The Secret Society of the Great Pumpkin, a frightening annual Corps of Cadets Halloween tradition at Texas A&M University.
that have on their roster the names of eminent practical Catholics , and the fact
that such societies are secret does not debar Catholics from joining them as
Catholics . While the church discourages secret societies , she does not
Literary societies remained the dominant student organizations at most colleges
until the early 1880s , when fraternities and secret societies usurped their
popularity . 50 At Oberlin , however , students believed that secret societies were
Author: Cally Lyn Waite
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
The community of Oberlin, Ohio, was founded as an evangelical commmunity in 1833 and in 1834, Oberlin College became one of the first American colleges to admit black students. The story of Oberlin--both community and college--mirrors the story of race in America.
The audience was in number about 1500 , among whom were many ladies (
whom I have seen among other ladies , ) and certainly eight clergymen . The
federal agents in this business say there were no ladies and but one clergyman ;
this is ...