Greetings, Persephoneers. My deadline didn’t quite catch the amazing news last Friday that the US Supreme Court declared marriage equality to be the law of the land, but with the whole of the Internet exploding in rainbows and discussion, let’s move on to what’s next in the fight for LGBTQ equality:
Though I have a few other news stories of note that I will cover in a separate post, the past two weeks have been all about reading up on Michael Brown and Eric Garner’s deaths and the abysmal stats and stories from around our country that clearly say these two men are not isolated cases. If these links have been covered elsewhere, fine. Look again. Keep looking and listening so that we might incrementally stop the systemic racism people experience every day. I don’t know anyone who expects change overnight, but that’s still no excuse to pretend that it doesn’t exist. Let’s get started.
The other night, I was able to attend a lecture by Lilly Ledbetter, the activist who sued her former employer, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., after she discovered that her male counterparts were making more money than she did for doing the same exact job. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it ever since. Read More An Evening with Lilly Ledbetter