It’s time for women to get political.
Women have been left out of politics in this country and it shows. So much so, that many women still shy away from the slightest of political conversations, including topics of racial and economic injustice. It’s time to change.
Women have been unengaged because we have not had much of a say – meaning we have very little representation in our government (23.7% female representation in Congress). We can’t be what we don’t see.
We don’t see ourselves as the political force that we are. Women have been taught to not trust ourselves, our qualifications or our ideas. We have been marginalized in so many ways that it leaves us feeling uneasy about who we are or what we can add, so we don’t participate. Moreover, we judge those women who do.
We don’t “trust” women who are brave enough to engage in political movements or run for political office. We find reasons not to like them and shut them down in subtle or not so subtle ways.