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Calling for a Matriot Revolution

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What does a 'matriot' look like? I think of a guest at my dinner table...a physicist who designed ‘smart’ bombs. I asked him what he would do with this technology if he were using it for peaceful means. “I would build hands for people who are paralyzed.” This is what a matriot looks like. Each in our own way, women and men, old and young, we’re already doing it. Solidarity, intersectionality, working together across issues. Our teenagers are leading us with #NeverAgain, taking on gun control and resisting the NRA. We’ve stood up for women’s health and safety in the #MeToo anti-harassment movement. We’ve protested, united with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We’ve taken a knee, a Kaepernick, at football games...We've used 'patriot,' understood...to include both men and women...It’s time to use 'matriot', understanding that it still includes both women and men...

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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