Our Own Indifference
What has happened to these women that they can say “my voice is worthless, I want to throw it away and give up any chance of using it for good in this world”? I understand fighting for the right to have a voice and overcoming the fear of using one’s voice, but to actively campaign to deny other women a voice is incomprehensible to me. Oh, I know all the intellectual arguments, it’s the basic assumption that women are inferior that I truly don’t get....[via onehandclapping]
On days like today I want to celebrate and encourage women. I want to help women use their voice - for their own sake and for the sake of others. I wish this day could just be a universal celebration alongside women, not tainted with the reminder that our voices are still silenced by some. But for many women there still is a long way to go. That’s why we still need to make a big deal about having a voice - to use our voice and to empower others to use theirs - lest our voices be taken for granted and silenced by our own indifference.