The Journal of History     Winter 2003     TABLE OF CONTENTS

Women constitute 52 per cent of the world's population. Therefore, it is my pleasure to devote this edition of The Journal of History (La verdad sobre la democracia) to us, the women of the world.

There's a myth, however, that men won't benefit by this edition because when women know equality, so will men. Indeed, you will read how women work right along side of men in such occupations as engineers as in this edition you will be able to read the true story of a woman who is a Propellant Engineer at NASA. She has been terribly wronged, and wants her job back, as well as a woman who worked for the U.S. government in USAID who never signed the paperwork agreeing to withhold any information about that agency. Indeed, she tore it up and threw it in their faces because she is so brave.

She, therefore, is able to divulge in full what atrocities they committed against her on two different issues with which she must deal.

I cannot take credit for this entire editorial, however, because I discovered a wonderful editorial that I want to include for you this time. So without further ado, here is that portion of my editorial.

Women have strengths that amaze men. They carry children, they carry hardships, they carry burdens but they hold happiness, love, and joy. They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They fight for what they believe in. They stand up for injustice. They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution. They go without new shoes so their children can have them. They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

Women love unconditionally. They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards. They are happy when they hear about a birth or a new marriage. Their hearts break when a friend dies. They have sorrow at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left. They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all sizes, in all colors, and shapes. They'll drive, fly, walk, run, or e-mail you to show how much they care about you. The heart of a woman is what makes the world spin!  Women do more than just give birth. They bring joy and hope. They give compassion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and friends. Women have a lot to say and a lot to give. This has been sent to you from someone who respects you as a woman.

Even though this edition is devoted to the women of the world, it is really devoted to all people.


Arlene Johnson


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