Today, a Woman Became Vice President

Today, January 20th, 2021, a woman became Vice President of the United States. Also, the first African American and South Asian American to hold the position: The second highest position in the country.

This is a deeply important moment, not just for women, but for humankind, in taking a step towards creating some semblance of balance. We still have a long way to go, but we are further on the trajectory towards a better world, one where power does not rest solely in male, white hands.

Thank you Kamala Harris, for taking this enormous step forward for us.

Patricia Arquette Calls for Equality in Her Acceptance Speech

Follow up: After reading about Patricia Arquette’s not so great comment backstage after her speech, I want to make sure to add this follow up. Yes. She should have said things differently towards the end and the comment created a lot of understandable outrage.

She did have a great speech on stage that reached a huge audience and i don’t think we can disregard that part. I hope all the discussion on the internet about Arquette’s backstage words will bring us all closer together to fight injustice through intersectional and inclusive feminism.

Maisha Z. Johnson, Social Media Associate at Everyday Feminism and apprentice editor at Black Girl Dangerous wrote a fantastic summary of the situation and about the reactions to the positives and negatives of Arquette’s words. The article is definitely worth a read. Check it out. It’s titled “Patricia Arquette’s Heart Is In the Right Place and We Still Need To Call Her In”


“To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights,” she announced. “It is our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America!”

Check out more about it here.