Hey everyone out in Bloggerland.
I took this thanksgiving break to really reflect on the past semester and on where I want my life to go. I also took a look back on what I'm thankful for, being that this is the holiday season of thankfulness and all. So while we may have a while to go in feminist movement in terms of total gender equality, there are many things we as Americans really should be thankful for. Here are some of mine:
I'm really thankful I'm a man.
I'm really thankful I'm a gay man, believe it or not.
I'm really thankful I live in a country where women have access to safe and affordable abortions.
I'm really thankful women aren't caned, stoned or otherwise physically harmed for going out of their house without their heads covered.
I'm really thankful that we just elected a president (who is non-White!) that is respectful of women's rights and who aims to advance the protection of rights for gender and sexual minorities.
I'm really thankful for the opponents of Proposition 8 in California being able to pass their hateful, divisive and discriminatory amendment, because now activism has reawoken in the GLBT community on a grand scale, and I'm really excited to be a part of that.
I'm really thankful to be an American.
I'm really thankful that I was born into privilege and that I've been able to achieve what I have because I have a well developed social support system.
Anyway...I'll stop talking now. Please feel free to comment with any thanks YOU have for this year!