Hockey! Park ranger go-go boots! Ghosts! Here’s your party mix of links. Don’t worry, I already picked out the rye chips for you.
“Women don’t lose themselves in motherhood; society loses them. Feminism loses the voices of women who become mothers.” Here’s some righteous, unfiltered rage to get your Labor Day weekend off to a good start:
Asher Wolf, Medium
“‘Ah, you’re a woman,’ the halmoni said. ‘I really thought you were a man.’ (She would proceed to tell this story of mistaken identities to every new person she introduced me to.)
I’ve been explaining myself ever since.”
Alexis Stratton, You Are (Queer) Here
The National Park Service is turning 100! Here’s a fun older piece I ran across about the evolution of the ranger uniform for women (the ‘70s were the wooooorst).
National Park Service
Hoechella was so intense, it caused a blackout (that’s the story we’re going with):
Beauty and strength:
Breaking barriers in the NHL:
One more time for the folks in the back: trans women are women.
John Walker, Fusion
Future Feminist Leaders of America:
Women You Should Know
“Using data from a CDC report, McKinsey’s analysts calculated that violence against women costs about $4.9 billion in the United States annually. Seventy percent of this comes from direct medical costs, 15% from lost productivity, and 15% from lost earnings over women’s lifetimes.”
Lisa Rabasca Roepe, Fast Company
Credit where credit is due:
Marie Solis, Mic
“I’m blacker than my mom had ever imagined, and yet just as black as she always knew—because she knew that no matter what we wore, how we talked, who we loved, or what we did—we were black and we were beautiful. But she didn’t know my blackness would be like this.”
Ijeoma Oluo, The Establishment
Essential PUA tips:
Tom Phillips and Hannah Jewell, Buzzfeed