Yes, I loved loved loved Jessie’s history post, but I had to get in on the action too.
So, who are we celebrating today? If you’re the annoying kid in class who calls out ‘women’ to be funny then you can see me for detention. Because while you’re right, it’s important to specify we mean all women. Trans women, women of color, Muslim women, women in poverty, queer women, fat women, women who are sex workers, disabled women: all women are important and equally worthy of raising up. Intersectionality is a major part of feminism and especially on international women’s day, it’s important for all different women to be heard and appreciated.
The biggest obstacle for intersectionality is visibility. Too often in the media, it’s White Feminism that is being preached. This isn’t to say all white women who are feminists are White Feminists, but White Feminism is simply feminism that ignores intersectionality and believes all freedoms allowed to able-bodied white women are allowed to all women. Thanks to social media, though, visibility is steadily rising.
From our fav Youtubers
to the president,
we’ve got people coming together on Twitter and working to make those women visible. It’s even the number one trending topic, as of this post.
A way you can help is by retweeting or reblogging posts that speak to you, that you feel help raise awareness for women in need of support. And also support the women in your life, not just today, but every day.
Happy International Women’s Day! And may today be the first day of your life of empowerment.