Are you ready to defend your rights?
Rallying women to fight for their rights is no easy task. There are some women who underestimate the importance of the cause and simply mark it off as being a waste of time. There are others who are ignorant of their rights altogether and take it for granted that they can vote (for instance), should they even want to vote. Also, there are women who are still trapped in the patriarchal system because they have been taught that submitting to a man is godly and right. These are the ones who snub their noses at the very activists that helped women achieve the measure of freedoms and rights enjoyed today.
We need to get the word out. We need to let women know that they have an essential role to play in the continued development and protection of their rights. One thing is for sure, this is definitely not a one woman job. I believe it's time for us to start banding together again in one focused and concerted effort for our own rights and the rights of our daughters.
My attempts at finding a way to get involved in a feminist group or organization have been frustrating to say the least. There's not a whole lot to choose from and many of the groups that are out there are either un-organized or not active. While I'm sure thriving feminist groups do exist, I just haven't been able to locate one yet (aside from Planned Parenthood, of course).
Therefore, I thought this blog could be a great way to start bringing feminist thought and energy together in one place. My hope is to see a group of diverse women, of all ages and backgrounds, gather together for discussion, brainstorming and activism. Ladies, no one else is going to fight this battle for us. This is our fight and we have to be trained and ready to take on anything that stands between us and equality. When intelligent, strong and capable women unite in one cause, there is nothing we can't do.
Are you ready to defend your rights? Can you make a viable contribution to a blog for women? If so, welcome to Feminism Online...