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.

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  1. 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.

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