November is Special Part IV

"The Butterfly Sisters"
"The Butterfly Sisters"

November is the 11th month of the year. I always say, and prefer to think that those born in November were made by love. If you count from February to November you have the nine months that a baby is usually in the womb of the mother, preparing to go out into the world and live.

November is a very special month. I have written three articles about it. At the right, I linked them if you want to know why it is special.

This article titled November is Special Part IV is one of those issues that arouses feelings of sadness in the same measure as happiness. It also brings anger with hope. It is absolutely an example of what an oxymoron is about; allow me to tell you why.

November 25th is dedicated to a murder of three sisters, which is very sad. This occurrence brought the United Nations to declare this day as: "International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women". This brings hope, because international day awareness has been developed on behalf of disciplining, encouraging and helping throughout diverse strategies to make a "STOP" in violence to women around the world.

Mirabal Sisters
Mirabal Sisters

"The Butterflies"

Where there is absence of human rights, a voice will be heard; with the voice a... group. This is the cause of many movements when they want to overthrow a bad government that imprisons liberty, has no respect for human rights and social change is required for a better life. This was the case in the Dominican Republic against the regime of the dictator named Rafael Trujillo. The movement of the fourteenth of June was joined by the Mirabal sisters. These four sisters were called "The Butterflies " for their efforts and for the spiritedness reflected in their spring time of life.

The earth is big enough

The earth is big enough to hold an uncountable number of people. The 'why' of the existences of those that perform any kind of assassination is not yet answered. Judgment is, and will be held by our Creator, Lord and God. Three of the Mirabal sisters were brutally deprived from their life. What you do here on earth will have consequences (if it is not here it will be later). Six months after the fatal occurrence with the sisters, the dictator Rafael Trujillo was assassinated. An eye for eye is not the right way to revenge or be paid, but in a world where the people are uncountable, many personalities are found.

The struggle was not in vain

The lifestyle of these sisters was not in vain. The regime of Dictator Trujillo failed. The Mirabal sisters have been honored in many ways.

  1. Their home is kept by their sister, Dedé Mirabal, as a museum.
  2. Many books have been written, as was the novel published in 1994 of the events titled: In the time of the Butterflies, by the American writer Julia Alvarez.
  3. The novel was transformed into a movie in 2001.
  4. Other accomplishments such as:documentaries, memorials, statues, and prints are testimony of their liveliness and cessation.
  5. On December 17th, 1999, the National Assembly settled on November 25th as an annual date for the observance of the International Day of Eliminating Violence against Women in commendation of the Mirabal sisters.

Humanity One World

H.O.W.
H.O.W. | Source

Love is the answer

This is an oxymoron example as I first said, filled of wonderful memorial creativities in the name of a brutal assassination. Why were their lives broken? Because of love for the motherland, dignity and responsibility toward justice. Who censured them from existence? Evil spirits that suck the wealth of a weak human.

The H.O.W. Movement is trying the best in benefit of ending the absence of common sense, encouraging better ways to solve problems, and it is establishing that the word "LOVE" is an action.

Love is the answer; true love from the real source. I invite you to have a personal experience with our Creator, Savior and Lord. The only solution to any problem is love: for God, for yourself, and for your neighbor.

1 John 4:18 "And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him. "


Blessings to all!


© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

You did a very good job on your 3rd November is Special series. I think it is very special because you were born.

Women do need to be released from all the abuses that have occurred against them. Sharia Law is a big part that needs to be eradicated from this world.

Keep 'em coming love.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Love is always the answer, Maria, and you stated it perfectly in this hub. Blessings to you my friend. Abuse of any kind cannot go unnoticed. Pretending that it does not exist is the same as giving approval of it.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks Froggy any law that is not based on love is a mess.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

billybuc thanks, this hub was not meant to talk about the H.O.W. movement but how not to be mentioned? Your comment is like one that I was about to write in Froggy's last hub..."Silence gives consent".

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