The Women's March

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Women's March - San Jose, CA

I have a lot of feelings about this Women's March. Mostly having to do with ensuring its perception as a public confession of past failures and a promise to do better in the future. Failures to properly support underserved communities. Failures to convince the 53% of white women to vote for anyone besides Trump. Everyone in that photo? This is our fault.

Some things that help my thoughts: 'Where Were You?' by Johnetta Elzie, How To Survive in Intersectionalist Feminist Spaces 101, 'To Hell with Good Intentions' by Ivan Illich, and the many conversations online about how peaceful protests are a white privilege.

Although, nothing really helps these thoughts, except perhaps action?

Women's March - San Jose, CA
Women's March - San Jose, CA
Women's March - San Jose, CA

1 comments:

rooth said...

I'm with you on the action piece. Voting not only in national elections but also caring about local politics is a good start

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