"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.

Imagine my pleasure then, just this very week, to stumble upon Afrocity's assessment of how the boyz in the GOP are treating Sarah Palin about now. This author's grasp of western, anti-woman, mythologies is plainly obvious. Her choices of artwork, stunning! I was, quite honestly, bowled over by the deep truths the lie between the lines in her deft analysis.

That such an awesome piece comes on the heels of Donna Darko's excellent rant about why white women are not responsible for other people's misconceptions about Feminism speaks for the incredible wealth of wisdom within the PUMA movement. Yes, Ms. Darko nailed it. Hit the ball out of the park, so to speak. Home run!!

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.

Golf anyone?


  1. AfroCity is a fabulous herstorian.

    I didn't write that quote. It is from a commenter on a WOC blog carnival post but I can longer find the post or the comments.

  2. I am in semi-regular contact with Heidi Li. She's taking a lot of well deserved time to deal with all the things that are life, something a lot of us haven't done in quite a while. Rest assured she will be back when she is ready.

    On her behalf I wish to convey to all her appreciation for everyone's concern and support.

  3. Anonymous12:51 AM

    Hi, Stray. Nice to see Puma is still evolving, growing in various directions.

    I've got you in my blog lists, don't see mine in yours yet.


  4. I am all for a big umbrella for the Puma folks. Life is too short to fight with each other.

    I read Heidi's blog every now and then and have always learned something.

    Thanks all for the links. I will be a bit more reading in the future.

  5. Anonymous3:19 PM

    Thank you for this and thank you for the links.
    Please visit my blog some time for a view from a more right leaning PUMA.