I felt overwhelmed when I thought about what I could write for Women’s History Month. Do I write about how the month became commemorated? About the women that made it (and the other, more shaded side of history) happen? About how we have a month in the year, but not full equality (yet)?
I heard a guy once ask (jokingly) why there was a Vagina Monologues, but not a “Penis Monologues.” I thought, There is one: it’s called the History of Civilization.
Anyway, March is no time to bash men: it is a time to celebrate all the badass women who have come before, who currently rock, and who will one day pave the way for an even brighter, more-baller future.
So rather than write anything fiery or eloquent, I’m merely cobbling together a collection of reading and viewing materials inspired, written, or performed by women. Enjoy.
Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel
The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan
“Town Bloody Hall”