Part of a blog post, please read her entire post here.
You don’t have to identify as a victim to recognize your victimization. You don’t have to be public about your victimization, but what you should consider is how you re-victimize millions of girls and women when you deny theirs.
Believe this: when you claim that we are crazy, stupid, overly emotional, and overly sensitive to distance yourself from us, you bolster misogynistic stereotypes that are then applied to you. No matter how you try to distinguish yourselves, you will continue to be categorized as sexual objects and second-class citizens only useful for reproduction.
Because we understand the toll heterosexist white supremacist patriarchal oppression takes, we recognize that being “woke” is an emotional commitment many of you reject. So you don’t want to fight for your own freedoms…fine. But please, if you’re not going to join us or build us up the least you can do is refrain from tearing us down.
And, so it begins...watching This Week with George Stephanopoulous on ABC...where you cannot get a straight answer from Conway, the media has their facts and they have Alternate Facts! 1984 was NOT a play book dear one, it was a book of caution!
Great day!!! I got to do art with my friend Jan and visit with her husband Dale!!! Ha and Jan kicks art butt!!! I thought she was going to be super new to watercoloring! Um, that would be a no!!! I think she rocked it! She was also gracious and made me lunch! Home made Chicken noodle soup, and salad with a slice of pizza...on a beautiful raining day that we could hear while we worked! These are the best kind of days to share! I had lot of fun! Then when WGB came to pick me up, he got to sit and talk too...great to be with friends.
The first one is Jans the 2nd is mine! She rocked it! She taped hers in the journal I gave her! (I brought her a little goodie bag!)