A conversation from today —
Sister: So Aaron says “ready Betty” instead of ready Freddy and I think you should adopt it too because feminism
Me: A girl could be named freddy because feminism
Sister: A boy could be named Betty because feminism
Sister: Are we arguing or agreeing, I’m confused
Me: I’m winning
…In other news, I am going to make a very solid effort at reading only books written by women this year, outside of required school reading.
Because when somebody says, “Name a great American author,” you say, “Hemmingway” or “Fitzgerald” or “Steinbeck” or about five other names before you say “O’Connor” or “Morrison” or “Oates” or “Cisneros” or “Plath” or “Cather” or “Angelou” or “Allison.”
Because we have voices.