by Madeleine Hage
5 Things Feminists Can Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving
It’s a tradition in my family to go around the table and have each family member say what they’re most thankful for. My preschool-age brother usually says something like “Buzz and Woody!” whereas my grandmother will without a doubt say “Family and prosperity.”
This year, I am thankful for feminism and I am thankful for what feminists have accomplished so far. I’m aware that there is still much work to be done, but on this year’s day of thanks, I will be celebrating the walls that have been broken and the barriers that have been surmounted.
If you’re looking for things to be thankful for this year, here are 3 things that feminists can celebrate this Thanksgiving:
3. HBO made a movie about Gloria Steinem
Here’s to something we can show the young women in our family! Take a break after eating turkey and tune in!
2. Birth control now covered by insurance
Birth control is not becoming affordable to every woman in the country. Women can now take control of family planning and money does not need to be a deterrent.
1. There are resources for women like never before
From women’s centers to support groups to help lines, there are people available to help women in any situation. Whether it is help networking for a job, counseling following a sexual assault or a domestic violence attack, or family planning women can find help. There are resources now that did not exist when my mother was working and for that I am thankful.
The world is still not perfect, but there has been progress. This year let’s celebrate the progress that has been made and hope for more to come.