I was inspired when I saw this meme I guess it can be called of WOMEN IN STEM and "IT'S OKAY TO BE SMART" And I began thinking about how the only subject I really loved as a young girl was science. I wanted to be a scientist and later an Astronaut! I know this love was influenced by my father who was on his way to becoming a doctor when the Depression hit and he had to go to work to help support his parents and siblings. I do feel that I was born too early -- that young women today are much more likely to go into science than in my day. I hope so! So let's celebrate WOMEN OF SCIENCE for the end of Women's History Month.
Fred Klonsky blogger and artist - or rather -- artist and blogger - had a great blog today about Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass - https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/donald-trump-doesnt-have-a-clue-about-susan-b-anthony-or-frederick-douglass/
In a way it summarizes my feeling about racism and sexism and which shall disappear first. But it does imply that men got the vote -- ALL MEN -- before any women did. Women are still relegated to the kitchen and the bedroom all over the world. And #45 is trying to bring all that back.
We have so much to fight for right now -- and while feminism isn't #1 for me, it certainly is high on the list. But it has to be a feminism that serves all women, and not just bourgeois white women, which is what it has been in the past. When Black Lives Matter embraces feminism we will have a fighting chance.
When we stand up for women everywhere -- in particular the continents where women are still facing genital circumcision, and other atrocities -- then we will have a fighting chance.
There are sixteen organizations (probably more) fighting to stop female genital mutilation, as it is known, and helping the victims as well. http://16days.thepixelproject.net/16-organisations-charities-and-grassroots-groups-working-to-stop-fgm/
There is so much to be done and we can't give up the fight. Otherwise we will surely die.