Feminism is for children

SAAM Share GraphicMaybe this is painfully obvious, but feminism is for children. We feminists engage in social activism and critical dialogues about gender because we want a future free of gender bias and violence. I probably won’t be around to see it, but I have to believe it will happen. I have to believe it for my child and for all children.

Because I believe that feminism is for children, I am pleased to introduce two of my favorite awareness months. Child Abuse Prevention Month, meet SAAM. SAAM, you have so much in common with CAPM. You’re both in April. You both want a violence free world. You both provide resources in English and Spanish. You even had overlapping themes in years past.

CAPM highlights factors that promote resiliency in children. These include:

  • Nurturing and attachment
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Social connections
  • Supports for parents and caregivers, and more!

We can totally get together and jam. It. Will. Be. Epic.

Ok, ok. I’m being a little silly. Of course these awareness months know each other already. But bear with my make-believe introduction for a few seconds longer. I am bringing CAPM and SAAM together on my blog for the month of April by highlighting some outstanding resources that I think will make any feminist, activist, or adult who cares about kids excited.

Over the next few weeks, you’ll get this feminist’s take on new online courses, my first dive into writing a letter to the editor, and a recap of a webinar I did for the Lifespan Project last year. Happy Child Abuse Prevention Month, Happy SAAM, and Happy April to all!

 

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