Have yourself a gendered little Christmas: Dear Santa
I’ve decided to write out my very own grown up Christmas list, focusing on the things that I believe will help to end gender violence.
Safe, affordable housing for every person
An end to racist aggressions, big and small
Access to the quality medical care that every person needs, and the ability for all people to make their own informed medical decisions
Media messages that promote hardiness, rather than harsh self-perceptions
Respectful communication, even when we disagree on an issue
Improved parity for military service members who experience sexual violence (check that one off! Early Christmas present:)
Love, acceptance and affirmation for people of all sexual and gender identities
Peace, which will also lead to an end to rape as a weapon of war
Little girls who know they can be engineers
Little boys who know they can be pre-school teachers
Equal pay for engineers and pre-school teachers, and any men and women who decide to be either
Honoring every person as a person first, regardless of their ability status
I don’t want to be greedy, but this is really just a start. Thanks a bunch!
Love and cookies,
P.S. Please feel free to add to this grown up Christmas list for gender justice!