Many in the US can be very insular. And even those who are international have imperial filters so the rest of the world is to be feared/discovered/saved.
This is why it needs saying: Kavanaugh is vile and should never have been confirmed. But it’s a long war!
A woman - Nadia Murad -who had been held in sexual slavery and survived and works against SV got the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday.
And this summer the 377 judgement laid down the principle of ‘bodily sovereignty.’
Think closely on what that means.
And tech innovators met this past week in Ghana to devise solutions for the digital gender gap.
This is also part of decolonisation. Change. Revolution. Next gen feminism will not be white, western. And that is good.
Look elsewhere. There are many points of light. There are many fighting the patriarchy. There are many small and large battles across the globe.
We are winning quite a few of those!
So this is a call to arms. We win when we keep organising, working, fighting, advocating.
That’s TWO women Nobel laureates in the same year.
To quote Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times....”
We can only do our part. And our biggest challenge and achievement is not give in to despair!