“We act as if the hatred directed at women is something that can be dealt with by a stern talking to, as if the misogyny embedded in our culture is an unruly child rather than systematic oppression. Yes, women today fare better than our foremothers. But the benchmarks so often cited — the right to vote, working outside the home, laws that make domestic violence illegal — don’t change the reality of women’s lives. They don’t prevent 1 million women from being raped, female troops from being assaulted or the continued legal discrimination against gay and transgender people. And seriously, are American women really supposed to be satisfied with the most basic rights of representation? Thrilled that our country has deigned to consider us fully human?” —http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/19/AR2010021902049.html
I’m a sassy black woman on the inside. outside I’m just blonde and kind of clumsy.