I have spent a good portion of my brain power this cloudy Sunday thinking about my interpretation of the word feminist. Before you change the station, click to the next webpage, or move down the "multi-task" list; wait!
This past quarter we have been talking about the role of media in society - editorials, etc. in my regular junior English class. I must say that with the campaign in full-swing for this 2016 election season it has provided a great deal of fodder for debate within my class. I typically do not divulge to my students my views on politics, hot-button issues, or most "debate worthy" topics. I want students to come to their own conclusion and think through ALL the options
For the first time in history of this nation - there is an actual chance that a woman could occupy the top seat of power in our country. That is remarkable. It should be cause for celebration from my gender, and I am certain for many, it is.
Perhaps it is Spring with the blooming flowers, or the chance to mold my VERY OWN garden into my vision of Eden that has me thinking of the legions of women who have gone before me - the "true feminists".