Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Women's Equality Day

Today is officially "Women's Equality Day," which commemorates the day on which women won the right to vote in the 1920's.

It really should be called "White Feminism Bullshit Day" because women of color, even if they could technically vote, still had a ton of bullshit blocks in place that kept many of them from being able to vote like poll taxes and shit that weren't abolished until the Voting Rights Act of the 1960's. Native Americans didn't have the right to vote at all country-wide until 1965.

Also, as is really fucking obvious, gaining the right to vote doesn't create instant equality.

So yeah, I don't really think this day, August 26, should be celebrated. If we're going to celebrate Women's Equality Day as a day to talk about how we need to work on equal representation and government parity and stopping men from killing and raping us all the time, then let's put it on the birthday of some famous activist woman of color. Sojourner Truth or bell hooks or something. Anything's better than White Feminism Day.

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