My Blogathon efforts left me far more drained than I thought it would. By the time 6 hours of recording was up, I didn’t have much left in the tank for blogging. All is not lost, however, because a friend of mine from Vancouver has been engaged in some truly impressive local activism, so I asked Jamie to sum up the events for you all to take a look at:
I’ve been writing a lot about demonstrations, protests, nearly frothing at the mouth while yelling profanity, and taking my top off, all in the name of exercising bodily autonomy as a person who has two X-chromosomes. I mean a lot. This entry concerns a summary version of what is contained in all those posts, with links to the original writing.
The inciting incident concerned a woman in a sun dress, who felt particularly brave one afternoon while approaching a pro-life group that appears at the same intersection every weekend, to the Great Annoyance of the entire neighbourhood and virtually all passersby. She said “If a woman is raped and conceives from it, should she be forced to carry the child?” and was answered with “If she’s dressed like you, she should.” When I found out she wanted to organize the community to hold them accountable, I flipped all my shits. Read about it here.
Read Jamie’s epic saga; it’s really impressive.
I will be back to normal tomorrow, I bet. Plus I still owe a bunch of people cover tunes, so that’ll happen.
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Thanks! I’m hoping between this and an offer to be interviewed by Youth in 57 Minutes, that the word will spread far and wide now :o)
Hey, I just thought I’d give you a nod and mention that it’s now been two months! I posted a link to this page on another blog I write for, but here’s the second-month update on the one you’ve linked to: