This is part of a long series of posts which will be known as Feminist Fridays. Because individuality is at the heart of feminism, I’m going to open up this space to different people each week to share with us a little portion of their unique journey.
I met Ellie when I was a little kid. She was in my older brother’s class and I always had a friend-crush on her because she seemed so much more kind than many of the other, older kids in our small-town school. I always wanted to be like her in that way. When we were teenagers, we became very close friends for a few years. But time went on, she got married–I moved away for college. Truthfully, I always thought that Ellie would be one of those friends that I never got to see very often.
But I remedied that big time when I married her brother this past May!
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This is part of a long series of posts, which will be known as Feminist Fridays. Because individuality is at the heart of feminism, I’m going to open up this space to different people each week to share with us a little portion of their unique journey.
That’s right, that’s right, today’s the day that we let a man take the mic! So, I interviewed my friend Mitchell to get his thoughts on Feminism and mansplaining and privilege and all kinds of other things!
Now, one thing that I want you to know is that Mitchell is the funniest thing on my whole internet, if I’m being completely honest. I don’t bring that up because otherwise you won’t know—you’ll know, okay? I’m saying it to let you know why I chose this interviewee. Because in order to have brilliant comedic insight, one must be really smart and one must also posses real self-awareness.
And finally I want to say that even though I don’t open up this space to all that many men, Mitchell doesn’t speak for all men at all. In fact, he doesn’t even represent most men that I even know. But he represents the type of man that I am happy to have on my team. And that is why I asked him to speak to us, today.
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