Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

05 November 2008

Overwhelmed by joy & the work ahead of us

That's what my Facebook status was last night and I still think it is true. The hubby keeps telling me to perk up. Obama's win was a validation of the goodness of people. Same for me, but I know that we have a lot of work still to do (not that he doesn't know that) and I'm focused on that.

I just posted my reaction to last night and work we have before us at Work it, Mom! It comes down to fighting for equality and last night showed us that if we have taken a huge step forward in terms of race in this country, we took a huge step backwards for LGBT rights. And that is so very sad for me, for us.

It's even more sad when I read on Pam's blog that the final vote for Prop 8 and who voted for it is looking like "70% of blacks, (with black women at 74%) voted for the amendment. That's about 20 points higher than any other racial group." I expect the break out for Latinos will be similar. That's a lot of work to do.

So let's get to it people...Join me tonight at 6 PM Chicago time to discuss what comes next.

1 comments:

We are also nowhere near representing the women in this country in Congress. Women are the majority of Americans but a small minority of those who serve in the House and the Senate.

And the SCOTUS has one woman to represent the life experiences of 51% of the citizens of this country.