what are you going to do about it?
April 23, 2002 09:19 AM
In just a day, there have been a number of moving/inspiring responses to this week's We Have Brains topic.
I'm very, very pleased.
So far this week, I've incited other feminists to action, encouraged two people to embrace fat acceptance, continued my progressive web volunteerism, worked with an all-female group (even if their agenda isn't feminist), and let my crazy hips dance.
And here's what I'm going to do about it (feminism, that is) in the next year:
I'm changing the way cuntzilla.org is set up so it's easier to maintain, so I will a) keep at it and b) be able to spend more time finding ways for feminists to interact, advertising, creating low-cost ads on the site for other feminist efforts, etc. Basically, making it fit into a community more. Helping to draw people together. All that. If you want to help, let me know.
I'm stepping into a larger role at Progressive Secretary, a non-profit internet organization that helps you, lazy scrub that you are (so am I!), get letters to people to stick up for key liberal issues. The left doesn't do nearly as much letter-writing as the right, so go join - or find some way to speak up to your government. Do it often.
I consider my leftism to be part of my feminism. Equality needs to equal rights for everyone, and as long as conservatism means things like thinking abortion needs to be illegal and the ACLU is a vicious, leftist organization, I do not believe you can be a feminist and a conservative at the same time.
Along those lines, I'm at least sending money to my local Green party. I'd like to get involved in other ways, but there are other higher priorities to deal with.
I'm starting a free website design service for feminist causes. I'm not sure whether this will be an expansion of my design template offerings or an additional custom design project, but I want to support feminist groups on the web as much as I can.
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And, of course, I'm going to keep my big mouth open.
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You're so smart! I find the We Have Brains collab to be very inspiring, and I will add my two cents when I have more time to think it over. You must be exhausted with all that you do!
these are the thoughts of kerri on April 23, 2002 04:57 PM
Oh...feminist web design? *drool*
these are the thoughts of Roni on April 24, 2002 06:26 PM
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