Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Feminist Priorities

When talking with other secular folks about the priorities of reaching real gender equality, there seem to be a number of people, generally men, who think that nearly all of the "minor" issues with equality in the US should take a second seat to stopping some of the more extreme injustices still happening around the world.  My reaction is that it isn't a zero sum game and everyone can choose what they're passionate about (where to send their dollars, how to spend their time, etc.).  As long as we're working toward the same goal, then why the need to mansplain to women in the US that ending FGM worldwide is far more important than demanding full reproductive choice?

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