I think it goes without saying that I am, in fact, a feminist. Proud and apologetically, if I’m honest.
So this week in particular, I wanted to talk about some great women speaking up, spreading knowledge and power, and really setting the bar high for females across the world.
And I’m enjoying every moment of it.
Michelle Obama speaks against Trump’s “Locker Room Talk” excuse.
Honestly, it was so refreshing to hear her address his disgusting, vulgar, and downright inappropriate language/intentions. I don’t want to get political on here, because that’s not what this is about. And I love the fact that Michelle’s speech was driven to empower women to rise against misogyny. If you’re a feminist, you will love it. If you like Michelle Obama, you will love it. And if you dislike Trump, you will love it.
(above is a video from NBC News YouTube channel)
Shailene Woodley LiveStreams a Peaceful Protest (+ Gets Arrested)
Woodley was recently protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline & the idea of constructing an oil pipepline to run through both North and South Dakota, in fear that it will contaminate the drinking water. It’s been reported that while walking peacefully, she was arrested for trespassing.
I read online at People Magazine, an article written by Jodie Gugliemlmi (here’s the link), the following quote from Shailene:
“The reason this is important to me is that it’s far bigger than just a pipeline,” she explains. “This is also about recognizing that in our country – the government, fossil fuel industries, corporations, mainstream media – there is a particular ignorance when it comes to Native Americans and Native American sovereignty – and this marries those issues.
“This reservation is fighting for water not only for their people, but for all people – and that is beautiful to me. The reservation recognizes that what happens in the Missouri River will affect all people, because every time we allow a pipeline to be built, and we allow crude oil to still be the source of so much of our energy (despite having renewable resources we could already be utilizing), we continue the narrative of dependency on fossil fuels.”
You can follow more of her thoughts/her protests on her social media sites: