ZEIT­GEIST

A man­i­festo for women who won’t take it any­more.

ELLE (Canada) - - Contents - ByLizPlank

How to be an ev­ery­day ac­tivist.

IT’S OF­FI­CIAL:

2017 was the year men learned that they can’t mess with women. Fem­i­nists be­gan by gal­va­niz­ing seis­mic protests in cities across the world against one of the most openly sex­ist lead­ers in mod­ern Amer­i­can his­tory, and they ended it with a dig­i­tal move­ment that top­pled many fa­mous male fig­ure­heads in en­ter­tain­ment, me­dia and gov­ern­ment glob­ally. Al­most 13 mil­lion of us contributed to the #MeToo move­ment to pivot the con­ver­sa­tion about sex­ual ha­rass­ment and be­come the first gen­er­a­tion to wit­ness un­prece­dented ac­count­abil­ity for men who have abused women. The next test for the fem­i­nist move­ment is keep­ing that fire alive—and that ap­plies to you, whether you’ve just thrown your pussy hat in the ring or you’ve got 20 years’ worth of protest signs in your base­ment. It’s time, as po­lit­i­cal pi­o­neer Shirley Chisholm suc­cinctly put it, to “or­ga­nize the rage.” Here’s how we do it.

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