Activist Monday: Of Women and History
Posted March 14, 2016on:
Good Monday, Widdershins, and it’s about time I wished you all a Happy Women’s History Month! I know our dear Uppity is prone to cynicism about this time of year, and rightfully so; but I personally think it’s a great opportunity to shout out to our sistren both of yore, and of today, who have been behaving…historically.
Here is a great TED talk from Reshma Saujani, founder of “Girls Who Code,” that is making the rounds. I was not a fan of hers when she ran for Congress in New York, but she seems to have learned an amazing lesson from her political leap forward. I really like the premise of her talk. You go, Reshma!
Here is a truly inspiring effort from Microsoft. Although technically a commercial, it’s more of a call to action for girls both to learn about their past, and to create the future.
And there’s a website for young inventors here, which also showcases today’s female innovators.
Here is something interesting from SNL. Not sure if I like it or not, but it’s about feminism, it’s catchy and it is thought-provoking. What do you think?
And finally – it’s Our Girl. You didn’t think I was going to leave the first woman to win a Democratic Primary and become a leading contender for POTUS out, did you?
Big Democratic contests are coming this “Mega Tuesday.” NPR has a good summary here. Unfortunately, although the math is, and remains, favorable to Hillary, she may not get a knockout blow till New York and California vote.
Okay, I’m ready to rant now, so hold on to your hats. Why in the world aren’t the two biggest states first on Super Tuesday?!!!! And I’m really, really pissed off at Sanders for tarring her with the brush of NAFTA and smearing her as someone who doesn’t care about working families. What in the world was CHIP for? Why did she try to push through universal health care? Was it because she thought Jamie Dimon’s kids needed health care, because she’s sooooooo close to him and all the other Wall Street billionaires? For f*ck’s sake, why doesn’t someone call this #ssh0l3 to account for being a lying sonofabitch? I am really afraid he is doing damage to her that will be difficult to repair in the general election….and for what?! It’s not like he has the slightest f*cking chance of ever being president. It’s not like he will ever be the nominee. So what is the point of what he’s doing? Someone please convince me that this is not a malicious attempt to destroy the Democratic Party he’s hated his entire life, because I can see no other realistic interpretation for this pathetic creep’s actions. My only consolation is that the Republicans are so horrible, it won’t even be close between Hillary and whatever LLLLLLOSER is their nominee.
Rant over, and so is this post. It’s an open thread – tawk amongst yerselves!
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