The Rallying Cry Badge (aka The Action Jackson Badge for Actually Doing Something About This Horseshit)
Okay, Scouts, ASSEMBLE. We all know, all too well, that things these days are hard. LadyScouts has gotten really political these days, but the day to day business of being a lady has gotten really political these days. Right now women’s healthcare — cancer screenings, HIV testing and more — is on the chopping block, and we are the people who will be hurt by these cuts. And that is exactly why right now we have to be, and are, at our fiercest and most vocal.
It’s supertempting to sit back with plugged up ears and say “LALALALALALA” while the debates of the day rage on — of course it is, because the political landscape is a fucking terrible nightmare factory wasteland that worsens by the day — but the only way that things are going to change is if we make our voices heard. We are women; we are not handmaids or econowives or Marthas. We might be Jezebels, but we are not Jezebels. Our protections and rights are not negotiable.
You know that it’s time for action. That is why you are protesting and donating and calling your representatives and marching and chanting and sloganeering and petitioning and new things that we haven’t even thought of yet. We are more than half of this country, and we are going to look out for ourselves and for our futures. And banded together, we will fix this. We are creative and we are smart, we are strong and we are determined, we are right and we are legion, and standing up for each other is the least that we can do. So, let’s figure how we can do the most we can do.
If you live in New York, or the surrounding areas, wear this badge tomorrow in Foley Square at 1pm for the Rally for Women’s Health. Or don’t wear the badge because it will be made of paper (that’s fair!), but go to the rally because this is how we are going to make being a female awesome so that we can go back to make the dumbest of jokes. We will see you there. Roll out!