Monday, March 27, 2017

ennui poem

Why is it always the moment, as I close my eyes, that my mind opens?

In the early hours of morning, or the lateness of the previous night.

I must write.

My soul is sad. I must write.

There are so many things I have yet to say, or do, or even realize. I must write.

I am anxious. I must write.

For when pen comes to paper or fingers to keys, it is out.

Whatever it may be, out.

So why is it always the moment, as I close my eyes, that my mind opens?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Feminist Notebook

In honor of International Women’s Day 2017 I thought I would compile a list of causes, books, and online resources that seek to promote equality and educate the population. Feel free to check out any or all of my notes below.

Definition of feminism: the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes

Background:

History of International Women’s Day: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/About

Information about the Women’s March and the Day Without A Woman Strike: https://www.womensmarch.com/

Worthy Causes:

Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Take action against legislators who wish to defund.

He for She: http://www.heforshe.org/en
Watch Emma Watson’s United Nations Speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-iFl4qhBsE

American Civil Liberties Union: https://www.aclu.org/

Speak out against inequality:

Find your PA Legislators: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/

Find your House Rep: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Senator Phone List: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

Feminist Reads:

We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Or you can watch her speech of the same name here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc

A Little F'd Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word by Julie Zeilinger

Feminists Online:

Feministing: http://feministing.com/

Feminist Frequency: https://feministfrequency.com/
Everyday Feminism: http://everydayfeminism.com/

Reductress (satire): http://reductress.com/

The Everyday Sexism Project: https://everydaysexism.com/

Highlighted Historical Feminist:

Margaret Sanger

“Margaret Higgins Sanger (born Margaret Louise Higgins, September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966, also known as Margaret Sanger Slee) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term "birth control", opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sanger

Feminist Quote of the Day:

“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.” -Rebecca West


Fight the good fight,

Beth