The basic point of her talk was that we are justifiably angry. To give just a few examples; we are angry about injustices such as genital mutilation, fervent belief and promotion of anti-science and the constant oppression of women, gays and other minorities because of the ideas perpetuated by religion and cultural ignorance. Please read all of the reasons Greta says we are justifiably angry here. It is well worth your time.
She goes on to to explain how every social change movement has been fueled and motivated by anger. Even the ones characterized in the end as peaceful revolutions. Anger is not hate. Anger is not violence. Anger is not bigotry. Anger is what motivated women to march and to burn their bras
on the white-house lawn *at Washington Square Park as my mother did so many years ago. Anger is what may have motivated Rosa Parks to stay seated for civil rights. Anger inspires us to speak out against sexism and racism and psuedoscience. It inspires us to sometimes get in arguments online. But more importantly, it inspires us to fight for change.
Thanks, Greta. You eloquently explained how I often feel.
What are you angry about? What do you believe we should fight hardest to change?
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*Painting by me in 2006
* Edit: My mother burned her bra at a rally at Washington Square Park in NYC and marched at an anti Vietnam rally at the Pentagon. Sorry, got the details wrong but the idea is the same!