Sometimes, I feel as if we are losing. And it is so fucking heavy. That is why I disappear every once in a while, just to escape the male dominance, the sexism, the straight up hate that flies at us from males daily in varying forms, directly and indirectly, from their harassment, violence, legislation, etc. Most days, I laugh at their ignorance because they are just so fucking stupid it is kind of funny.
But sometimes, I am overwhelmed by seeing my sisters being raped, murdered, bullied, intimidated, ignored, imprisoned, forced into servitude, sold, and more, by males. Just for the crime of being women. And I want to help them. But I can’t.
And it makes my blood boil.
And then I will see something that lifts my spirits and reminds me that we are actually winning. That we are absolutely not fighting a losing battle, no matter that it can feel that way. My sisters will remind me that we are strong, capable, stubborn, driven, courageous, and brave.
We are a sisterhood, and we are powerful. We are the half of the human race that keeps everything going in the middle of all of the destructive male bullshit. We are proud and we are loud.
We are women.
And sometimes I read something that I think deserves its very own space on the interwebs. It was written as a comment on a FC article and it is just so uplifting and positive, I have to share it. (I will link to the article below. The comments are fabulous, the article is even better, and I don’t have to tell you how I feel about FC and Meghan Murphy.)
So meet my friend, Jean Cross. And I hope that you find her words as uplifting as we all did at FC.
Link to FC article and comments:
Feminists have always had an uphill battle because we tear at the very fabric of male dominated society. We point at the problem, we name it and we fight it. It is one hundred years since women won the vote (not, ‘were given the vote’ or ‘granted’ the vote.) Feminists prised the vote from the clutches of intransigent misogynistic bastards who deemed us to be without the intellectual capacity to engage in the political process.