22 January 2017


The women who organized marches for 3 million people worldwide have just orchestrated the closest thing to utopia in human history. 

People everywhere were able to express anger without aggression, to be outraged at injustice with utmost respect for others.  We were there to fight for our rights, and we came prepared with extra tissues and snacks in case someone else ran out. When we were done we neatly piled trash at the trash cans, lined up our protest signs for our representatives to see, and thanked the police for their service. Half a million people marched in DC with no incidents of violence or vandalism.  There wasn’t a single distraction from our messages of tolerance, inclusion, respect, and democracy.

I have to think it happened this way because this opportunity was created by women. Not because we have ovaries (we don't all, anyway), but because we have always been the caregivers - to children, parents, partners, neighbors, the sick, and the vulnerable, to anyone who needs us.  It is the single most important and under-valued capital of our human economy. It has been traditionally seen as a role of subservience, but I think we have all just proven how powerful and important taking care of each other can be.

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