I wish when I was 12 years old, I’d been able to watch a video of my favorite actress explaining in such an intellectual, beautiful, poignant way the definition of feminism. I would have understood it and earlier on in my life would have proudly claimed that I was a feminist, because I would have understood what the word means. So many girls out there say, ‘I’m not a feminist,’ because they think it means something angry, or disgruntled, or complaining, or they picture rioting and picketing. It is not that at all. It simply means you believe women and men should have equal rights and opportunities.
“So many girls out there say ‘I’m not a feminist’ because they think it means something angry or disgruntled or complaining. They picture like rioting and picketing, it is not that at all, it just simply means that you believe that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities.”
So many girls out there say ‘I’m not a feminist’ because they think it means something angry or disgruntled or complaining. They picture like rioting and picketing, it is not that at all, it just simply means that you believe that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities.
A few pictures from the May 68 events in France, involving strikes, riots, factories and universities occupations as well as impromptu cultural rallies. We can see in these pictures that men in uniform will always look sexy throughout the age, while civilian late-60′s fashion… not so much. Note the Viven-Bessière rifle grenade launcher, in service since 1915 and seen here fitted to a MAS36 to deliver tear gas onto protesters.
Sudden jumps in food prices over several weeks in New York triggered riots by up to 3,000 women, many of them Eastern European immigrants, on February 20, 1917. With babies on their hips, women made their way to New York’s city hall that morning, protesting in English and Yiddish at the dramatic rise in food prices that made it impossible to feed their families. The rioters pushed over peddler’s carts, drenching their produce in kerosene and setting it alight, and chasing off merchants by throwing stones.
A mayor’s representaive peered down at the crowd and promised to allow three of them to meet with the mayor if the rest dispersed, which they did. The housewife complained that the cost of feeding a family was at least $22 a month, when the average worker would be fortunate to make $40 in that time. Prices had at least doubled in a few weeks. The city responded in March by securing several thousands pounds of produce and forcing wholesalers to lower prices.