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The 2017 Diaries: Nevertheless, She Persisted

Nevertheless She Persisted Coffee Mug, $15, etsy.com/rebelleheart

What a feminist rallying cry! In a week of weirdness, I have to say that there have been some kick-ass things going on, not only on the internet, but also in -gasp- real life. There were a few things that had my feminist heart a-flutter, so instead of picking one and writing, here’s a little list.

  1. The Big Salary Reveal: 12 Real People Discover What the Pay Gap Looks Like – Glamour Magazine ponders the gender pay gap. This is a particularly good article – its research addresses the disparity between white women and women of colour, its videos are easy to watch (for those of us with no attention span), and it features one of my best friends(!) eruditely shedding light on an issue that definitely needs some illumination.
  2. Sen. Elizabeth Warren & Coretta Scott King – just being bad ass women in general, Warren attempted to read King’s letter before being shut down. This gave rise to a new feminist rallying cry: Nevertheless, she persisted. Now being paired with images of other female heroes (Rosa Parks, RBG, Harriet Tubman, etc.), these three little words are going to be around for a long time to come.
  3. This Land Was Made for You and Me – this NPR article digs deep into the more radical original version of the folk tune, and I love it. While I definitely wish the more political verses had been recorded, I’m still happy to see musicians flying in the face of politics; better late than never.
    There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me. The sign was painted, said ‘Private Property.’ But on the backside, it didn’t say nothing. This land was made for you and me. – Woody Guthrie
  4. The Doctor is a Gender Neutral Title – Please, for the love of god let some of this speculation be true. Of Vulture’s list, my votes go to Olivia Coleman or David Harewood.
  5. And finally…
    https://twitter.com/samscenarist/status/828039559250325504/

*header image: Nevertheless She Persisted Coffee Mug, $15, etsy.com/rebelleheart

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