In August 1956 20,000 women marched and protested against the Urban Areas Act in South Africa. The act said that all non-white people in South Africa had to carry a pass in order to be able to travel to various areas around their cities and towns. They took a stand and stood for their rights as humans and they made a difference. Their slogan, for want of a better word, was "Wathint' Abafazi, Wathint' Imbokodo!" translated "Now you have touched the women, you have struck a rock!" 54 years later and this phrase has changed slightly to "You strike a woman, you strike a rock!" Its some what of a challenge, "you mess with us and you gonna see what happens, we will not be moved." I LOVE this phrase. So I was thinking of this while I spent time with my ladies in the Homeless Shelter this Thursday, Women's Day. My question was "What is it to be a woman?"