Earlier this year when I heard the news the Aretha Franklin passed, I couldn’t help but hum the anthem: R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

The repetition of the “re, re, re, re” kind of keeps me going.

Franklin’s 1967 version became an anthem for women of the time. I’ve been very interested in the women’s movement and where we came from as women and where we are today.

The Jesus Christ I know treated women with respect, concern, care, and love. It’s been interesting to see the trajectory of how women have been treated over the years. I’m fortunate enough to be married to a man who is into an equal partnership and has a deep resprect for women in general and me in particular.

I’m reading up on the women’s movement. I started with The Feminine Mystique. I’m quite intrigued by the fact that post World War II women almost killed the women’s movement, and now I can now see why this version of the song struck a deep cord in some women back in 1967.

Enjoy this tune. ❤