Why would I have marched…..
To see the development of a real health care plan that could lend a hand to my sister with both issues of addiction and mental health. The ACA provided her with a very high deductible health care plan. It is hard to get help if the first several thousand dollars come out of your pocket…several thousand she doesn’t have. I don’t understand how people think the ACA benefits someone like her, or a man in her same situation.
To call out the so called Christians who have an opinion about how each gender behaves and should function. To the greasy unkempt guy who thinks himself a marriage expert and likes to perpetuate harmful stereotypes that he believes are divinely inspired. Oh, and stop being the modesty police, and breathlessly talking about how the women folk are causing the brothers to stumble if they show a hint of cleavage. The little women who stand behind these preacher men, you don’t do women any favors. Oh, Emerson Eggerichs and Shaunti Feldhahn, you can stop with your gender stereotypes as well. I can’t imagine my work being centered on this kind of nonsense.
To eliminate subtle but harmful gender expectations in the workplace. Outright misogyny or misandry should not be tolerated.
For the parents out there that let their kids listen to music where every other word is ho or bitch, well I don’t know what to say. You probably don’t give a fuck what I have to say. I met one of your little teenaged darlings recently….to his mom who doesn’t care she is raising a little misogynist…stay klassy lady.
To make sure that we are doing right by kids from disadvantaged backgrounds when it comes to education. I see everyone is an uproar about Betsy DeVos. But can anyone tell me what Arne Duncan has done the last 8 years to improve education, at the classroom level?
For the people in my life who just stood there and did nothing to call out injustice to women or perpetuated harmful stereotypes…screw you. Yes that includes people close to me.
Before we all go making an idol of Planned Parenthood, ensure they are providing quality care….in the case of my sister, they did not.
To make sure the condition of women doesn’t slide backwards to some sort of old world antiquated notion where women were barely human.
To nurture a system where the average Josephine has a voice, and to have journalists who will give her a voice. I could really care less about what any celebrity has to say.
To nurture a system where there is an abundance of highly qualified candidates for public office.