Thank you, Michael. It’s great to hear from men like you who believe women and stand with them. It’s astonishing to learn how widespread sexual harassment and assault of women and children are in our culture. (Also incarcerated men, although that’s not much in the news.) It’s also astonishing to me that the ERA was never passed. What possible basis do legislators have to vote against an Equal Rights Amendment? Do they honestly believe women shouldn’t have equal rights? That’s upsetting, particularly considering there are countries which take sexist thinking to even further extremes. I’m heartened, though, by a term one of my former students taught me: intersectionality. As I understand it, it means all forms of oppression are related, or intersect. This expands the feminist fight beyond women to people of color, poor people, children, people incarcerated for minor crimes or no crimes, etc. etc. I’m tired of fighting only for women. That is isolating. I want to join hands with people like you to push for ALL human rights. Thanks again for reading and responding.

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