Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I have had a nasty case of writer's block/ennui that just of course got worse as time spent not posting went on. Hopefully this quick note will jump-start my writing again.
Today is International Women's day, a holiday which has been used widely to celebrate women's achievements and highlight continuing inequalities. The International Women's Day website theme for 2012 is "Connecting Girls: Inspiring Futures" which I think is a pretty awesome theme. Since getting two fantastic nieces I have started thinking more and more about how to help bring up girls to be strong, confident, and full of self-worth in a society full of so many negative messages. I don't have any great answers (although I think buying a lot of Girl Scout cookies can't hurt) and sometimes it can be pretty demoralizing. Sometimes feminism can be just exhausting. Sometimes though, I try remember why I fight for gender equality:
Because I want to see what these fierce girls can make of themselves in a world without limits.