This image just came across my Facebook timeline, posted by the White House:
“For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts.” – from President Barack Obama’s second inaugural speech.
I’m glad he talked about this in his inauguration speech, don’t get me wrong. But I am kinda tired of my worth being relational to other people in my life. I’m worthy of equal pay because I am a person and a citizen.
I know I know I know that this is part of a rhetorical battle but it’s one that exhausts me, the supposed benefactor of these words.
[P.S. THAT PICTURE!]