Ok, so, as long as folks are talking about the consequences of silence, complacency, and feminism in the blogosphere, let's look at what happens when trying to break the silence of Brown womyn. Beyond the blogosphere, take a REAL LOOK at what is happening out in our world where our sisters - and yes, they are our sisters - are dying.
24 year old Teresa Bautista Merino and 20 year old Felicitas Martinez Sanchez were on their way to the State Forum for the Defense of the Rights of the People of Oaxaca and were shot and killed. Both womyn worked at a community radio station:
Via Democracy Now!
In Mexico, two women journalists have been killed in the southern state of Oaxaca. Teresa Bautista Flores and Felicitas Martínez were returning from a reporting assignment when they were ambushed by attackers. The victims both worked the indigenous community station called The Voice that Breaks the Silence. The Trique indigenous community in Oaxaca’s San Juan Copala launched the station earlier this year.
So, while some of us contemplate the silence that makes us uncomfortable and squirmy in our easy chairs, chew on this: These womyn died on their way to give and because of their voice.
Are you, am I, are any of us western feminists anywhere close to filling even a thimble's worth of significance and relevance with respect to what is happening to womyn around the world?
Two more voices, gone.