I had a little moment in the car this morning listening to the radio, a teary moment. I am a Feminist. (shock, horror) Apparently it's not popular now to be a Feminist. For me, Feminism is a belief in social, political, and economic
I know, me!!!: a knitting, cooking, sewing, teaching woman, I believe in Feminism. But I do. Thanks to my dad, who told me I could do, and be, anything I wanted. Thanks to the nuns at school who pooh-poohed the priests' idea that we should all get married and have lots of little Catholics without exploring any other possibilities. They said go to Uni, have a career: explore. And thanks to me, because I always believed that I was equal, even when it was clear things were skewed the other way, I believed.
Today something happened that I truly believed never would, we have a female Prime Minister: Julia Gillard.
Sure, it's not a miracle bullet, but it's a big step in the right direction. I've been singing this all morning, can't help myself. Join in, you know you want to!!!!