And we shall rise …

by tamarjacobson

Quote of the day:

It's time to get angry again … Germaine Greer

No – Todd Aken.

You can not take back those words you uttered, nor the policies you ushered.

Indeed, your "apology" is not enough.

Your ignorance, misogyny and bigotry knows no bounds.

You will not drag me back into the dark ages.

I have taken your statements personally, because I stand by all people who are marginalized and degraded.

You have spurred me onwards and upwards.

You have helped me rise – as a woman and as a fellow human being.

You have brought the policies and platform of the mean spirited and ignorant right wing right out in the open.

And it is rage, I feel, and pain at the enormity of your collective ignorance.

As a teacher educator, I realize that there is so much more to be done in my field. I must work to ensure that at least the students who come through my classes will be taught to think critically, deeply and analytically.

Sir, you have given purpose – nay, urgency to the work I do.

And let me just add here:

I am very, very proud to call myself a Feminist. The bell hooks kind: "Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation and oppression."

The Eve Ensler kind: "I am asking you and the GOP to get out of my body, out of my vagina, my womb, to get out of all of our bodies. These are not your decisions to make. These are not your words to define. Why don't you spend your time ending rape rather than redefining it? Spend your energy going after those perpetrators who so easily destroy women rather than parsing out manipulative language that minimizes their destruction. And by the way you've just given millions of women a very good reason to make sure you never get elected again, and an insanely good reason to rise."

Oh – and re: yesterday's blog post? I am hoarse right now – yes indeed, almost to a whisper …

… and yet … hear me ROAR!