My middle child has always followed her nose. When she was a toddler and something fragrant went missing (tiny perfume samples, smelly erasers, her little sister's new powder-scent baby Cabbage Patch doll), we knew where to find it. (See Material Girl)
- Home Depot
- The Limited (Structure, Lerner NY, Bath & Body Works)
Today's women, who make household purchases in eighty percent of homes, wield great economic power and can use it to bring about a more just world as did our predecessors.
When the Iranian government gave control over the lucrative tobacco market to British Imperialists in 1890, the country's women helped end the concession by strictly enforcing a temporary ban on consuming tobacco issued by the religious clerics. Not only did they refuse to serve their husbands water pipes but they also led protests to the royal palace, shutting down tobacco shops along the way.
"God advised people to do good and avoid evil so society can improve," Fatima later said.
Saved--at least until next time.