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  •  Good thing I still have my ERA badge! (9+ / 0-)

    I realised that large numbers of the badges that I saved for historical purposes are still understandable.

    Agreed with everything that you said, but we really need a grass-roots movement in which all women's voices are heard; bourgeois feminism has never been and will never be enough to get us what we want and need.

    "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

    by NY brit expat on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 03:29:33 PM PST

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    •  re: badges saved for history still understandable (4+ / 0-)

      A large number are still understandable, which means, conversely that some are no longer. These things must not be forgotten.
          A while ago here at dkos, there were diaries and a cartoon about abortion that showed a wire hanger, opened and shaped like an elephant. Shocking, I thought, but right on, and so an important picture, I thought. But I just turned 50 and was a politically active kid and teen, so I remember even to the early '70s. I am the age that people like Michelle Obama and Chris Christie are. So I showed it to my 25-year-old daughter, and to various other people. What I found was that 40-years-old appeared to be a cut-off date. Younger than that and they saw an old coat-hanger but they had no idea why. 'So it's an elephant. Is this some kind of Republican thing?' I would have to explain it to them. Then I asked them to pass it on to others their age and younger.
          So I think that it is important to have all women's voices heard, but I also think that it's been a long time and those of us who only ever benefitted from Title IX and other things can easily forget the struggle of a life without rights. Time again for Teach-Ins.

      We are all pupils in the eyes of God.

      by nuclear winter solstice on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 06:10:44 PM PST

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      •  agreed completely on teaching the history (2+ / 0-)

        of our struggle; if they do not our (their) history how can they know what they need to keep fighting for? how will they know what the truth is except from those that fought the battles ... we need to keep telling our history or someone else will tell it and it won't be what really happened.

        I am a few years older than you, but agree completely, we need teach-ins and we need people to write about their history.

        "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

        by NY brit expat on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 03:21:37 AM PST

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      •  My daughter will be 36 (2+ / 0-)

        And has had Roe v. Wade all her life, and Title IX etc. and without me in her life and still ranting on, as she says, she'd know "jack" about any of it.  When I was teaching, we didn't have a coach for "girls" X country so I said I'd do it.  Then I had to explain to the "girls" WHY it was so important that they run.  These were 6th graders in 2004!  They had no idea that their mothers or perhaps grandmothers weren't ALLOWED to do sports.  They ran.

        ~Arianna_Editrix-- I willingly accept Cassandra’s fate, To speak the truth, altho’ believ’d too late

        by Arianna Editrix on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 03:20:57 PM PST

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