by Ashley Weeks Cart
There are some peripheral women in my life that make statements like, “I just don’t get along with other women” or “I only have guy friends” (as though that is a point of pride) or “I’m just not into the whole girl power thing,” and these statements have always made me squirm with discomfort. This past weekend, a woman (who, granted, I have never much respected due statements like the above) approached me to tell me that she learned about this women’s advocacy group, and while she “totally wasn’t into that kind of thing,” thought I might want to know about it.
Ew. Just ew.
YOU ARE A WOMAN. How can you not be into women’s advocacy?
And that, my friends (both female and male), is part of why I so enjoyed this list over on Jezebel.
And while I wish I could tell you the name of the aforementioned advocacy group, I was too filled with gin and tonic and feminist rage to process any information being directed my way. I apologize. This post is as my attempt at atonement.