For Women’s History Month, we’re recognizing Massachusetts women who are MAKING history! Ayanna Pressley was the first woman of color to be elected to the Boston City Council. She stands with Planned Parenthood and has been a strong advocate for sex ed in Boston Public Schools.
Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
"Independent and Brash, Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE could have been written about your life! Your intelligence and stubborn nature has brought you to where you stand today, and to say you surprise others on a daily basis would be an understatement. In your mind, nothing is impossible - And if anyone chooses to stand in your way they simply become another obstacle. You believe you were meant to do great things, regardless of race, sex, or religion - and nothing of the sort will ever stand in your way."
Yep, this sounds like me.
It has to be something we create and purchase for. Art by women, design by women, architecture by women, books by women, comics by women, magazines by women, and writing and art that does not support bad old stereotypes. And not just women of your own color. Trans women, LBQ women, WoallCs. Experiment. Venture. Try.
Don’t trash talk other women; talk them up. Support women who have been victimized. Don’t be part of the problem. Disagree, yes, but with respect. If other women behave badly, walk away.
I often hear that if I really care about human equality, I shouldn’t be a feminist but rather an equalist or egalitarian, or maybe humanist.
I’d like to know more about what issues this equalist movement is working on. Can anyone name a victory for equality/justice achieved by the equalist movement please? Any cultural, political, legislative changes they’ve brought about? Any at all? Even one will do.
The history of geekdom is not a history of men, it’s a history of invisible women.