Posts tagged Feminist Eureka
Posts tagged Feminist Eureka
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“Nice girls did (or more often didn’t) do this, that or the other thing and the finishing school finish line always kept moving.
I was walking a moving tightrope just to make sure I didn’t fall into perdition before the training wheels fell off my bra and yet somehow when my brother acted up it was –say it with me now– “Boys will be boys“.
Sure he got punished—but for he was punished his actions, not as a judgment against his character.”
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Upon reporting my assault to the police and the city prosecutors office, I was told that my case couldn’t be taken seriously because I wasn’t a virgin when I was assaulted. In that very moment, I was confronted with the most upfront display of sexism I have ever witnessed in my life. Right then and there I swore that I would do whatever it took to make sure no other woman was treated like that, and five months later, I came to AU and became a WGSS with a goal of ending violence against women.
My eureka moment happened in a kinesiology GE course in college. On the topic of women and sports, the professor asked the class if anyone considered themselves a feminist. I raised my hand because I’m a woman and hey, equality. There was only one other person in the classroom that also raised their hand. It was a big WTF moment for me. I believe that most or not all of the people in that room probably really are feminists, but for whatever reason didn’t want to be identified as such. That said to me that there is still work to do.
“I became a full-fledged feminist when I started realizing how much collateral benefits there are to feminism, aside from the more obvious ones like equality. Working together with the women in communities around the world to improve our environment and standard of living has been wildly successful, and we should all recognize women as valuable allies in lifting communities from poverty and living sustainably.”
SPA Class of 2011
Women’s Initiative Director 2010-2011
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American University SPA 2008
Board Member, DC Abortion Fund
Volunteer Coordinator, Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force
While learning about the priest’s vestments (robes) in CCD (Catholic’Sunday School’) I asked our nun what women priests wear. After about 20 minutes of debating her my 8 year old self decided I needed a different religion, and an alternative to hierarchy.
DC Feminist Activist & Fully Engaged Feminism Podcaster