Friday, October 26, 2012

my hope for this election

My hope for this election is that it will re-energize the women's movement.   Hopefully the generations of young women who have benefited from what was accomplished in the 1960's and 70's, will now see how precious these changes are and how quickly they could be taken away.  Many young women today, with some exceptions like Sandra Fluke, have seemed complacent about the short history of the women's movement and the tenuous hold we have on Roe v Wade, contraception, workplace rights, credit rights, etc.  They have never lived under the restrictions both legal and cultural that we faced pre-1970's and so have no context for life without those protections.

A friend sent me this YouTube vide and it made me want to sing along.

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