Yesterday was not a good day for your favorite butch blogger. I pretty much sat around in my pajamas clicking the refresh button on my Twitter feed. It was not pretty or handsome.
But then W came home and I vented. I started Maggie Smith’s The Argonauts before I went to bed. And I was like hell yeah, because words and ideas and poetry and unapologetic truth telling. The world needs more of that right now, if you ask me.
And then I started thinking about #PressOn, which is a campaign to support facts by paying for journalism. It’s critical right now. So, pubs like The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian … and Teen Vogue, they need our support.
That’s right, Teen Vogue. They’re kicking ass these days in the world of journalism. With a bold lip, but kicking ass no less with in-your-face articles like “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America.”
So here’s my offer. Are you the parent of a young feminist? Do you know a young feminist in the making? Teen Vogue says the magazine is appropriate for those 14 years of age and older. Keep in mind it is a fashion magazine but does a good job with politics, LGBT issues and self-identity. Drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll pay for a gift subscription to Teen Vogue for your fierce, fresh youngster.
Because words matter. And the truth matters.
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What are you reading these days?
What a great offer. I’m really glad I found your blog… Or that you found mine 🙂
I’m enjoying getting to know you!
Thanks, Lynn. Glad you’re enjoying yourself and thanks for checking in!
Wonderful offer for the cause! Many young women I have taught over the years have lost sight of the issues we face. Now, more than ever, they need information rather than propaganda.
Yes, lots of great journalists and pubs out there doing good, honest work.
Twitter makes me so angry so I do it in doses. I realize that it’s essential to feel anger in order to take action but I’m a pansy and can’t take it everyday.
Yeah, I hear you. I need to do a better job of stepping back and disengaging. I feel like if I’m not plugged in I’ll miss something important.