Q:Not an ask -- I just read the origin story of this tumblr on xojane and wanted to say I admire the courage and ingenuity it took to respond to an incidence of shaming like that. :)
- Kelly xoxo
Feminist and Proud
We are what feminists look like
Far too often people believe that “feminist” is synonymous with “man hater”. And for a long time I was afraid to admit that I am a feminist because of the judgement that I get when I say it. But no more!
So this is me, saying that I am a feminist and I refuse to be afraid to show it.
Hello Kelly Broderick ……..
I clipped out the piece in YES! magazine so I could send you fan mail; I’m always SO happy to see women lots younger than me who are tough, smart - and feminist.
Then I looked for you online, to see this cool thing you’ve done - so now I’m sending a picture of me (taken by Alan Borrud) holding a copy of Portland’s STREET ROOTS; there’s a picture of me on the cover because in that issue of the paper I’m interviewed about abortion and reproductive justice in the USA.
Thank you! ……… Judith Arcana
I’m a proud feminist of the ’60s era, and my mom, daughter, and grand-daughter are all on the feminist thought train, too. In the ’80s I walked for the Equal Rights Amendment around the DC mall in heels, pushing my daughter in a stroller, and I’ll take my grand-daughter when it’s finally the ERA’s time to “put the Rat in Ratification” (as Febb Ensminger Burn urged her son Harry to do to support the great suffragist leader Carrie Chapman Catts when he cast the passing TN House vote to ratify the 19th Amendment). We stand solidly with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Gloria Steinem, and all the “kickass feminist activists” supporting your We Are What Feminists Look Like campaign.
Keep growing your Feminist community. We sure need it today! Kae