ananzi: (persepolis: punk is not ded)
Recent politics keep on giving me feelings.

Part of this may be because I went stargazing last night and got back an hour past my bedtime, but I was reading about Wendy Davis this morning and had trouble not crying. (So glad that it didn't pass, so glad that the people delayed the vote after the filibuster was stopped, so frustrated with lots of legislatures right now including but not limited to the one in Texas).

And then there's DOMA and Prop 8 and the Voting Rights Act and Moral Mondays and everything else.
ananzi: (oz: flowerchild)
My school recently hosted an "I need feminism because" photoshoot. I wasn't able to make it, but I thought of a few things that I could have said, had I gone.

I need feminism because...
Some guy thought it was okay to tell me that girls aren't creative or intellectually curious.
I want to be taken seriously in online video games, and not solicited for sex.
My body is my property, not the property of legislators.
There are things more important than weight and physical appearance.
People honking or whistling at me from cars is unnerving, not flattering.
There aren't enough women in science and math.
Feminists are still seen as "whiners".
Not enough movies pass the Bechdel test.
I should be able to walk down the street after sundown and feel safe.
Everyone should have equal rights and treatment, regardless of race, class, gender, or sexual orientation.

I think that I could go on for hours.

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