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By Mary Wollstonecraft

One of many earliest contributions to feminist philosophy, Wollstonecraft’s robust treatise at the price of girls in society tackles a few of the patriarchal attitudes popular within the eighteenth century. as well as championing the concept that ladies get pleasure from all of the comparable primary rights as males, Wollstonecraft argues that males take advantage of treating their better halves as partners instead of commodities. Touching upon many subject matters in women’s schooling, A Vindications of the Rights of lady is still a daring and strong learn.

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There’s a reason why trans women of color have no resources: We’re not seen as women by feminists, so feminists aren’t fighting for us. We’re relegated to an “lgbtq issue,” but major lgbtq organizations don’t do anything for the “t”, especially for trans women of color. Through these organizations, you only get resources if you get hiv. Then you get help with housing, with finding a job, with accessing medical care. These systems have been built to tear us down. Feminism and the mainstream lgbtq movement aren’t here for trans people.

Was the attention overwhelming? I mentally prepared myself, but there’s no way of knowing how these things will play out. I was willing to deal with the attention because my goal was to write my book and get it published. I was writing every day, planning for it, I thought I’d have an offer the following year, and luckily I did. What was interesting was the racial aspect of becoming more recognizable—it’s something I didn’t calculate. I knew there weren’t very many women “like me” in the media, but I didn’t realize what “like me” meant.

Attention from national progressive outlets is often divided among the coasts and larger, more populous states, making South Dakota’s shift toward greater conservatism a blip on the news scroll. This allows conservative politicians to test and try new strategies in our state without much notice. But South Dakota is also home to many progressive movements, particularly in Native communities. With the Keystone pipeline plotted to extend through many Native reservations—two of which are in South Dakota—Native activists have united to protest and fight this encroachment on their land.

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