Women’s March 2018
I am so proud and grateful of my gender.
To all of the Women [and men] who marched this weekend, I salute you.
I don’t mean to be a Debbie Downer but there are too many times when the best intentions go unfulfilled. But to think that so many people wanted to march and actually went to the streets to protest is just nothing less than inspiring.
It’s easy to feel hopeless in today’s world.
I’ve spent most of my life thirsty for female empowerment. I didn’t walk around the playground telling kids that Girls Rule and Boys Drool though I am sure those words did come out of my mouth more than once… No, I just wanted to know why everyone was a Boy. Boys had, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Pluto, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Batman, Superman and Bart Simpson to name a few. Girls had, Minnie Mouse, Wonder Woman, Daisy Duck and Lisa Simpson. (Note Lola Bunny didn’t arrive on the scene until the ’90s.) I’m not saying that I disliked who we had, I just wanted more female characters.
Luke Skywalker was my favorite character because I desperately wanted to be a Jedi and it absolutely killed me that Leia never picked up a lightsaber.
I had to use my imagination a lot as a child, pretending to be Indiana Jones’s daughter, Anna, pretending to be Luke Skywalker’s daughter, Luca, pretending to be James Bond’s daughter, Jessica… my imagination was kinda limited okay.
But now my children will grow up in a world with a female Jedi! Wonder Woman is the favorite member of the Justice League! And Lisa Simpson….is, well, she’s still not a huge fan favorite but my friends and I sure love her!
Don’t get me wrong we still have a looong way to go, but let me say this, when I was a young woman, I felt like feminism was like 3D, something that made a comeback every few decades or so. I hate to say that but doesn’t it feel like we take one step forward only to be dragged three steps back? But now, I feel hopeful. This feels like the masses aren’t giving up anytime soon. And that feels pretty darn good.
Back to my weekend, I found this knitter on Instagram who found this real simple way to knit a P*ssy Hat. Being an extremely experienced scarf and pot holder knitter this was right up my alley. So easy in fact, I was able to finish the hat in a week. Just in time for the Women’s March!
I don’t want to sound like I’m making excuses because it really stinks that we couldn’t march this year. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a march in our town this year. We could’ve drove 3 hours to a bigger city but a germ has been making the rounds on my family until finally all three of us came down with a cough/sorethroat at the same time… hazar.
Again, I salute all of my sisters,
May our fires have an eternal flame.
Thank you for Reading.