Last night, I walked into an arts supply store in Los Angeles. The place was packed and people were picking over the nearly empty poster board section. When I asked an employee what could be a suitable alternative to a wooden stick, he smiled at me apologetically: "People have literally cleared out our storage. Some bought wooden rulers but now we're out of them too." I settles for a piece of a picture frame (to use as a handle), four acrylic markers and a poster board.
What was going on there, you may ask. I, as well as half of the city, were making signs... for today's WOMEN'S MARCH in downtown Los Angeles.
This post isn't about the incredible experience of marching with hundreds of thousands of women and men. It isn't even about policies or party affiliations. But it is about women. While scouring the web for slogans for my little sign, I discovered countless profound feminist quotes. Some made me laugh, some brought me to tears and others enraged me. So I thought, in the spirit of the Women's March and our fight for equal rights, I'll share some of those findings with you, dear reader.
Master of the Obvious:
“Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” - Cheris Kramarae
“No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor. " - Betty Friedan
In Spirit of the Women's March (and mean girls in high school) :
“There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." - Madeleine K. Albright
Poetic War Cry:
"You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I’ll swallow you whole." - Warsan Shire
A Shift of Perspective:
"The question, isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me." - Ayn Rand