Dear Mr. Akin,
They say that Missouri is the “Show Me” state. Well, Rep. Akin, I’d like you to meet my daughter. I’d like to show you how dead wrong you are when you say that women rarely get pregnant from rape. I’m writing this letter to let you know that you definitely can, because it happened to me, and I have a 9 year old to prove it.
Read the rest of Maureen Herman’s achingly frank open letter here.
Read it. Read it now.
You can’t be a slut-shamer who hates fat/hairy girls and then claim you’re riot grrrl. It’s not about liking Bratmobile and Bikini Kill, it’s about the way you act towards the patriarchy, sexism and misogyny of our society. It’s about getting involved with the political/social/economic sector that affects us as girls and as human beings. Thing is, riot grrrl is not a fashion statement, it’s feminism.
Big ups to this.