Battle of Charleston in 1864. He was 25 years and ten months of age.
As a female in technology, I am shocked that today's women are afraid to meet in a closed room with a male alone. Our Vice President refuses to do so. There was a time when I had no female co-workers. There were many tough situations that I had to face that were discriminatory. "How does it feel to take bread out of a union baby's mouth." "How could your husband let you do a man's job." When I did have other females in my work group, I was asked on one job site "Do the other girls in your group have big ones like you?"
Seeing race issues come back up again, seeing the environment marginalized, seeing woman putting up with crap in the bro-corporate culture makes me sick. I have been told I should be ashamed to be a feminist. But I feel I have no choice but to identify as such. I am a humanist at heart -- and I feel to be one, you must have the human race's best interest at heart.
I have been bad about posting lately and I usually stay away from talking politics, but there comes a point where there is a need to stand with your beliefs. I was raised in a Jewish community. I played sports as a result of Title IX. I started my career at a time where sexual harassment was a regular part of a woman's work experience. Over the years, I've been proud of my accomplishments -- and that I could make progress without harming others. Lately I feel like I am in a time warp and that the ground gained has somehow been lost when I've not been paying attention.
I know I have mostly female readers. Do you feel the way I do?