Something’s changed in my life. I can tell because Facebook is telling me. Not in that horrid “you like The Greens Party, we think you might also like Tony Abbott” type way but in the what’s coming up in my news feed because of what I’m liking and getting more into these days.
Used to be that when I wanted to do a Welcome to Monday post, all I would have to do would be jump on Facebook and in the space of ten or fifteen minutes I’d have enough articles to fill a Monday roundup. Now, I’ve been sitting here for half an hour, scrolling away and I’m getting nada. Want to know why?
It’s not because I don’t love feminism anymore. It’s because I love other things and those other things are more active than feminism at the moment. In the last few weeks I’ve “liked” a number of new pages including Big Dog Rescue, Harness Horse Enthusiasts and Echuca Horse Sales Pre-Auction. Two of these are NFP volunteer groups trying to save a particular animal species from being destroyed, either by the pound system or by dog food meat providers and the other is just an active group of people who really like driving horses in harness. So I ask myself two questions.
1. How come a bunch of about five people whose only activity in my newsfeed is going to horse sales, taking photos of horses and then bidding on behalf of other people for said horses and another bunch of about three people who really like saving big dogs from the pound can take up more space in my life than all of what feminism has to offer
2. Why aren’t we following in their footsteps and reminding people everyday that what we do as feminists is also super important and while I don’t want my dog eating horse for dinner or to see beautiful big dogs put to sleep just because they’re socially a big scary looking, I’m probably more appalled by the way that women globally are treated and want to be a part of the rise and rise of gender equality.
Anyway, that’s my stumbled thoughts for the day. Sadly feminism lacks one very key feature that the other two have and that is cute and/or saddening pictures of animals in need but what we do have is you guys, our loyal followers and ardent admirers and commenters and dissenters and everything else. So if you’ve ever wanted to write for feminaust but just didn’t have the time or if you have something on your mind that you’d like to see pop up on your news feed more often. Please email us with your thoughts and we’d be happy to publish you.
Happy Monday xxx
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