Pussy Grabs Back

Many of us feel the pain of this election deep in our core. It’s a pain that we didn’t know was imaginable with a political election. Perhaps it cuts so deep because we know that so much is at stake. 

We don’t need to breathe anymore. We need to fight.

We will fight for the people and places who stand to lose the most with a Trump presidency. We will stand on the side of women, our LGBTQ friends, people of color and all religions and ethnicities, and the earth.

Being women in the male-dominated snow sports industry has taught us how to work around (not necessarily with) the establishment. We’ve learned how you leverage what’s working, push back against what’s not, and make your voice heard. You don’t sit back and wait for other people to get shit done. You take it into your own hands and create the world you want to live in.

WOMEN WHO SHRED, HERE’S HOW WE CAN MOBILIZE:

  • #ActOnClimate: Climate change is a thing and it threatens our way of life. We cannot allow our elected officials to undo the progress we’ve made in reducing emissions, expanding access to renewable energy, protecting wild and open spaces. Here’s the most recent list of Republicans who deny climate change. If these humans represent you, make your voice heard at the local level. Call them. Write them. Educate them. Don’t elect them again. And for those Republicans who do acknowledge the facts behind climate change, engage them as allies by encouraging them to end the debate so that we can actually get some shit done.

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  • #PussyPower: President elect Donald Trump doesn’t have a good track record when it comes to women. What’s on the top of our list of concerns? First, women’s reproductive rights. Trump said that this would be left up to individual states, so see #1 above—make your voice heard locally. He’ll defund Planned Parenthood, so time to start throwing your money at them. Sign up for MONTHLY donations here, and publicly support this organization. And overturning Roe vs Wade? There will be much smarter humans than myself organizing around this issue, so when they tell us to move, we move. And there’s an entire list of Republican women who don’t back his misogynisticrhetoric. Let’s be friends with these women. We might differ on some key policy points, but we need to stand by our sisters who will not tolerate sexist behavior or language from Trump. 

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  • #ISeeYou: Finally, embrace the opportunity to be a human who fights for the rights of others. This means you’ll take to the streets and to social media to publicly declare your well articulated thoughts that are backed by fact. Social justice will become part of your fabric, who you are as a human being. You will fight for what’s right because you don’t know any other way. It’s not about politics, it’s about people.

This is a brief and incomplete list. Much will develop over time and help guide us. Remember, not all hope is lost. The majority of people in the United States did not vote for Donald Trump. We can embrace the collective power of these people and make change at the local level, which will influence policy at the national level. 

Tweet: #PostElection2016: We need to fight. Women who shred, here’s how we mobilize. 
 

We can help shape what the next four years will looks like. Now is not the time to throw our hands up in the air, turn our backs on what’s important. We cannot say that everything will be OK, because for many people and places it will not. Now is the time to fight even harder for what we believe in.

Author’s note: 

Jen Gurecki remembers the disbelief after the 2004 election of George W. Bush. Electing Trump has her doubling over in pain, reminiscing about the “good ol’ days.”  During the Bush administration, she stood in front of the White House holding a “The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own” sign. She took part in the largest protest in American history, March For Women’s Lives on April 25, 2004. And then she took part in electing the first African Americanpresident. Change is possible. 

 

We will regularly update this blog post with updates below on websites, thought pieces, and movements that can help in this fight.

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