It’s Time For Progressive Feminists To Include Republican Women
as seen in Refinery 29
This year’s Women’s March was nothing short of historic. With over 400 protests taking place across the country, and more than 500,000 people attending the Washington event, the 2017 Women’s March is expected to go down as one of the largest demonstrations in United States history.
…But what about women on the right?
It’s time to build bridges.
In an age of polarization and uncertainty, women would benefit by not only healing fractures within their own parties, but also outside of them. The Women’s March participants did an impressive job amplifying new voices and perspectives among the progressive community, but the march also further alienated some feminists on the right. Women on both sides need to embrace values of inclusion and our shared goal of equal rights by taking time to listen to one another and validate each other’s points of view. Seek out judgment-free spaces, and approach conversations with curiosity. When we alienate, stigmatize, or ignore the women who don’t agree with us, we risk undermining the very opportunities we’re fighting to achieve.
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