I keep coming back to this theme. Feminism must be rooted in anti-imperialist, anti-war consciousness and action. This is particularly important in an era when powerful women who are in or aspire to be in high government positions call on us to support them in the name of feminism. Do we want heavy hitting women in key political places if they encourage, support, or pretend not to see the wars the U.S. in inflicting on so much of the world’s population? Is war-mongering feminist? I don’t think so.
This is my internationalist women’s symbol. The many colored circles are united and rooted through the vertical multi-colored line. The cross bar represents terrains far and near.
I just love this, Leslie. You’ve really hit the nail on the head…and a contentious one at that. It’s not enough to elect a woman to a high position. She has to be committed to extracting our country from the imperialist stance it’s been entrenched in for so long as well as her own personal integrity. Not an easy task…in fact, this is a dangerous one to undertake, I suspect. Which is why—when we do have the blessing of such a woman in a powerful position (AOC comes to mind)—she will need all the support we can give her. Because that’s what sisters do.
Thanks Hannah! It’s nice to have a website designer who agrees! and a sister.