Middle Aged Woman Talking
7 days till the MARCH 8-18-12
I read something today on Huffington Post that momentarily stymied me. It was a remark about the We Are Woman March coming up 8-18-12. Though the writer applauds the work that so many have done to pull this march off she then goes on to say she doesn't like the name, "We Are Woman," that it sounds "gender exclusive." Last I checked the War Against Women was in fact gender exclusive, that's why it's called a War Against Women, that's why we're having a march.
When I think of the Civil Rights Movement I think about equal rights for African Americans. When I think about LGBT rights I think about equal rights for same sex relationships. I am a straight white woman and have marched for civil rights and gay rights. The point is I don't have to be black or gay to support the Civil Rights and Gay Rights movements; I am not excluded because of my color or my sexuality anymore than anyone by virtue of their sex, color, or sexuality is excluded from the We Are Woman March.
Live loud, love fierce, and suffer no fools, Katherine Manaan