Since June’s Five Things list was short and sweet, I decided that July deserved a little more effort. I’ve been feeling pretty reflective lately, so I’m back to my longwinded ways! 468 more words
Also, as with the original post, there are some points raised I nitpick as a third-world feminist, but I reserve that for a day when I have had a couple glasses of wine and am feeling both righteous and writeous.
The first wave feminists and suffragettes fought for our basic rights long ago, and we have, without doubt, come a long way. But nowhere near far enough. And it’s no longer just about feminism. The fact that there are still, right now, young girls and women in today’s world being denied an education, being sold into child slavery, prostitution, and marriage, having their genitals mutilated, being raped and abused the world over isn’t a feminist issue. It’s a human rights issue that concerns every citizen of the planet.