Last week news came out that another state has ratified the ERA (Equal Right Amendment) making it so that only one more state needs to ratify and it will become the law of the land (I am sure there are a few that will cringe at the thought of women being equal)…..
I wrote about the last vote in a Closing Thought post…..
Step into the “Way Back” machine and set the dial for the 1970’s USA……Jimmy Carter is president and women started burning bras to get attention from the media……..this gave rise to feminism….and women have been fighting ever since……as of today can we decide what version of feminism we are in?
If one thing’s for sure, it’s that the second-wave feminists are at war with the third-wave feminists.
No, wait, the second-wavers are at war with the fourth-wave feminists.
No, it’s not the second-wavers, it’s the Gen X-ers.
Are we still cool with the first-wavers? Are they all racists now?
Is there actually intergenerational fighting about feminist waves? Is that a real thing?
Do we even use the wave metaphor anymore?
As the #MeToo movement barrels forward, as record numbers of women seek office, and as the Women’s March drives the resistance against the Trump administration, feminism is reaching a level of cultural relevance it hasn’t enjoyed in years. It’s now a major object of cultural discourse — which has led to some very confusing conversations because not everyone is familiar with or agrees on the basic terminology of feminism. And one of the most basic and most confusing terms has to do with waves of feminism.
I tried to do what I could to help women fight for their rights and their place in this society….a place beyond bare foot and pregnant and tied to the bed scenario….
They are getting close so now would be a good time for the old style feminism to be resurrected and work for that last state to ratify.
As soon as the dullards on the Right realize how close the ERA is they will double their efforts to see that it does not see the light of day in that last state.