feminism

Why I Went to Work on International Women’s Day

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I seriously debated staying home to stand in solidarity with other women on National Women’s Day. When the highest power in the country demeans and objectifies women in casual comments, the second in command wants the Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade and the men running the House and Senate want to de-fund Planned Parenthood, it’s a good time to remind everyone about the value that women contribute to the workforce, the economy and to society as a whole.

Slow, but steady progress has been made over the years to improve the inequities between men and women, but when that progress is threatened by oppressive ideals disguised as traditionalism, acts of public defiance are incredibly important. That’s why the Women’s March in January was so successful. (more…)

(bite size) Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

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Directed by: George Miller
Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

Summary: In a post-apocalyptic world Mad Max (Tom Hardy) and Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) are on the run from a tyrannous leader and his battalion of trucks and blood thirsty army. They are fleeing a society in which water and gasoline are highly sought after commodities and women are valued only by their ability to carry a child.

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