April 22, 2004 04:10 PM
This weekend is the March for choice/women's lives/whatever (not to demean the cause with my "whatever", but it's sorta become my name for the thing).
I'm so excited!
It started out several months ago as something I just knew I had to go do. A combination of celebrating and putting your money where your mouth is (or, actually, putting my body where my money and mouth have been for some time). I think this was the same for a lot of people I knew. It was just what needed to be done, one of many ways to express outrage at the Bush administration's reckless abuse of abortion rights and a way to congratulate and stand by the people who do the fighting for these rights on a daily basis.
But it has turned into what seems like the world's biggest feminist party. I mean, I was hesitant about the dilution of the message originally, but it's still clear from the press that we're talking about reproductive freedom. And. Wow. There are these really awesome feminists I half-know from all around the country coming. My friends are coming. It's a giant freaking party.
And it's still an important thing to do.
I'm going with a group of people to the show at 9:30 Club on Saturday night, and we'll be gathering to march on Sunday, presumably in front of the Smithsonian Information Center (see map).
If you're coming, I hope to see you there. And if you can't make it, I'll be there for you.
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I will be in DC early Sunday morning...and plan to be wearing obnoxious shades of green from head-to-toe.
these are the thoughts of Kerri on April 22, 2004 06:10 PM
I'll be there, too. I'd say I'd see you there, but you have no idea what I look like nor I you. But you will be there and I will be there and it will be good.
these are the thoughts of Natalie on April 22, 2004 06:27 PM
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