ComicsAlliance Editor Andy Khouri challenges men in the fandom, professional, and media communities to police each other and put a stop to sexual harassment.
This isn’t their problem, guys. It’s ours. We have to solve it.
Sexual harassment isn’t an occupational hazard. It’s not a glitch in the complex matrix of modern life. It’s not something that just “happens.” It’s something men do. It’s a choice men make. It’s a problem men enable. It’s sometimes a crime men commit. And it is not in the power nor the responsibility of women to wage war on this crime.
It’s on us.
politicsprepandpearls:nFeminist-a person who supports feminism.
Feminism-the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.
Can I tell this to every woman I’ve ever met who says that she isn’t a feminist, but supports equality?
Ladies, don’t be afraid to call yourself a feminist. If someone judges you off of that alone, they are a person of poor character.
Send this post to your friends who say they aren’t feminist!
Bobbi Gibb is recognized by the Boston Athletic Association as the pre-sanctioned era women’s winner in 1966, 1967, and 1968. Gibb’s run in 1966 challenged prevalent prejudices and misconceptions about women’s athletic capabilities.
She ran in white leather Red Cross nurses’ shoes because there were no running shoes available for women at the time.
Before 1966, it was generally believed that women were physiologically unable to run marathon distances. The longest Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)-sanctioned race for women was one and a half miles. Until 1972, when the first women’s division marathon opened, the Boston Marathon was a men’s division race, so all the pioneer women who ran before 1972 were, under the AAU rules, unsanctioned runners, running in an as yet to be sanctioned women’s division race.
Gibb trained for two years to run the Boston Marathon, covering as much as 40 miles in one day. On writing for an application in February 1966, she received a letter from the race director, Will Cloney, informing her that women were not physiologically capable of running marathon distances and that under the rules that governed amateur sports set out by the AAU, women were not allowed to run more than a mile and a half competitively. She realized that it was more important than ever to run and that her run would have a social significance far beyond just her own personal challenge.
After three nights and four days on a bus from San Diego, California, Gibb arrived the day before the race at her parents’ house in Winchester, Massachusetts. On the morning of Patriots’ Day, April 19, 1966, her mother dropped her off at the start in Hopkinton. Wearing her brother’s Bermuda shorts and a blue hooded sweatshirt over a black, tanked-top swim suit, she hid in the bushes near the starting pen. After the starting gun fired, she waited until about half the pack had started and then jumped into the race.
The men soon realized that she was a woman. Encouraged by their friendliness and support, she removed her sweatshirt. To her delight and relief, the crowds cheered to see a woman running. The press began to report on her progress towards Boston, history in the making.
Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobbi_Gibb
Yesterday, Chelsea Clinton announced that she’s pregnant. And then, like clockwork, “HOW WILL HILLARY’S DAUGHTER’S PREGNANCY AFFECT HER PRESIDENTIAL RUN?” bellowed some idiots.
Well isn’t this sexist!
A woman in Southern California says she is subjected to verbal abuse for working out while she is pregnant.
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