My dear Humoristian hooligan heroes,
I am inspired by you. Your humor, your courage, you ability to “lol” in the face of threats and intimidation, your willingness to stand up to bullies and bigots without a second’s thought – you are the stuff of Superhero legend. Maybe your arms can’t stretch like rubber, and you can’t burn through metal with your steely gaze – but you’ve got better gifts than those – unstoppable courage, irrepressible joy, pugnacious good humor, and hearts full of love for humanity. Bless you, dear friends. I’m so glad to know each and every precious one of you.
Let’s go out there and save the world!
My dear Humoristian hooligans,
Fear not! No one can take our joy from us! And now is our chance to prove it. Let us march forth into battle against greed, hate, me-firstness, indifference, ignorance, arrogance, fear, pride, pomposity, spite, smugness, stodginess, complacency, and bossybritches bullying and bigotry, with rainbow flags flying and really cool pussy hats affixed to our heads, A “sleeping giant” has awakened and it is filled with a “terrible resolve” (Isoroku Yamamoto). Ooh baby. The world ain’t seen nothing, yet. 🙂
Yea and verily, let’s go out there and make the world a better place than it was yesterday.
So here’s a kind of sweet thing: I stopped by to visit Moz and Dad tonight. As I was tidying up their place I came upon a pink knitted thing and asked Moz where she’d like me to put it. She smiled and said it was for me. She said this lady who lives in the retirement home heard I was going to march in one of the women’s marches on Saturday and knitted me this little pink “pussy” hat to wear in the march. It was her way of showing support to me. I hadn’t planned on wearing a pussy hat in the march – I’d been planning to just dress in comfy clothes and carry my “Love rules!” sign – but it really touched me that this sweet older lady knitted me that hat. I think I’m going to have to wear it on Saturday. 🙂
Inter-generational solidarity! Power to women!
“The conclusion cannot now be pushed, that women have no rights that man is bound to respect. This is woman’s hour, in all the good tendencies, charities, and reforms of to-day.”
– Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings
Knitted Pink Thing