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Tue Feb 23, 2016, 07:09 PM

I Am Voting for Bernie Sanders Because I am A Feminist

Posted by Rachel Elfenbein on 02.23.16
Democratic Socialists of America

I am voting for Bernie Sanders and I am a feminist. Since my mother first told me as a child about her many struggles to become educated and enter her profession, I have been a feminist. Her struggles and the struggles of the many women who have come before me have inspired my feminist activism and solidarity. It was these early stories and my own experiences of gender-based oppression as a growing young woman that spurred me to become politically educated and involved. The third wave of feminism was instrumental to my political education, as it taught me about how different women experience sexism differently because of the intersection of their gender with their race, class, and sexuality.

Third wave feminism also taught me how feminism is and should be for everyone. Just as racism isnít only the problem of people of color and its eradication requires white people to change their beliefs and behavior, sexism isnít just a womenís issue and the end to sexism requires real commitments by men to treat women equally. Sexism is a problem of masculine domination, and its eradication therefore necessarily requires men not to exercise their power and control over women but to ally themselves with the social, political, and economic interests of women. We do feminism a serious disservice if we believe only women can be feminists, as that is tantamount to arguing that women- the victims of gender-based oppression- are responsible for changing their oppressors and ending their own oppression ...

Much more here: http://www.dsausa.org/i_am_voting_for_bernie_feminist_dl

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Tue Feb 23, 2016, 07:19 PM

1. I am voting for Bernie because I am not a greedy billionaire.

I'm that rare billionaire who's willing to pay my fair share!

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