The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Under the PUMA Umbrella: Afrocity and Donna Darko Are Spot On! And where is Heidi Li?
It takes a while to find out who the deep thinkers in this movement are. One has to work backwards.... from some of the higher profile "political reporting" blogs to the more obscure, philosophically oriented ones.
The first true gem of a Feminist philosopher I found, while navigating the Pumasphere, was Heidi Li Feldman. But, she has been silent of late. So I've had to go poking about for other purveyors of cutting edge Feminist analysis.
Yoohoo! PUMAs!! We have some real thinkers here! Top notch movers and shakers. Herstorians in the truest sense. Their writings deserve attention... the kind of attention that only we can garner for them. And only if we broaden our movement, rather than narrow it.
So, let's not waste time bickering about whether we should more closely associate with Democrats or Republicans. OK?
Let's embrace them BOTH. And more!
PS. Many thanks to all who have continued to call for a broad PUMA umbrella this week. This (photo above) was the broadest I could find.
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.