ai???There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives. There cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country. We all owe so much to those who came before and tonight belongs to all of you.ai???
Thereai??i??s a particularly deafening silence that sets into the room when I mention that my fiancAi?? and I are waiting to have sex until we get married. The conversation either ends or picks right back up, but in a very new direction. (Of course, in religious circles, the conversation is rarely brought up in the first placeai??i??thereai??i??s no deafening silence because thereai??i??s no reason to mention it because of course youai??i??re not having sex with your fiancAi?? before you get a marriage license.)