Monday BARB UP February 12, 2018.

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How To Raise A Feminist. (Part One).

So, here we go. Begin with your own understanding of the word, feminism. The dictionary definition is thus: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. For me, it’s even more nuanced, as in, that women and men are of equal value. I think it’s important for you to know how you interpret your own relationship with an egalitarian world view. It informs everything. I don’t mean teaching your child to say, “Please.” That’s another bucket, of manners. I mean, whether you have a daughter or a son, that you know how to be a feminist, so that you can raise one. That you embrace the definition and embody it, in your own way, whether you work inside the home or outside the home, that you are striving for a title or are happy to cash in a pay check, that you are co-parenting or doing it on your own. There are so many ways to embody the ethos. What’s yours? I know mine. I live it every day, I believe in it with every fiber of my being. It’s not a question for me. I support women. I value personhood. I believe that every gender is capable of everything that one sets their mind to. So. In Raising a Feminist, here is where we begin, with your take on it. You got me? Because I know I got you.

Judy Chicago.

Margaret Cho: “I think that humor in general is a helping mechanism, and we can find a place of peace around it and a place of connection around it.”

Joy Reid: “People don’t just want to disagree with the people they disagree with. They want to destroy them.”

Jennie Willoughby: “The tendency to avoid, deny, or cover up abuse is never really about power, or money, or an old boys’ club. It is deeper than that.”

Loneliness.

When an article begins with “No group is as linked to poverty in the American mind as single mothers,” it has my attention, as a solo female parent myself.

Oh, do take pity on those of us with kids and be our friend. Really, do.

Do you love rock n roll music like I love rock n roll music?

And now have a laugh with Naomi Ekperigin.

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