Thursday, October 30, 2014

Defiant Nurse

So I'm watching Rachel Maddow and her piece on Kaci Hickox rebelliously riding a bike, and I'm thinking about Halloween tomorrow and the surfeit of "slutty" this and that costumes for women.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if "slutty" were replaced by "defiant"? The librarians who bravely defied the Patriot Act, the teachers who've stood against Republican attacks on education and their unions, the nurses who've demanded that the health care system serve human needs, protect and fairly remunerate workers, and respect basic human rights? Wouldn't it be amazing if little girls and boys dressed up, aspirationally, as Kaci Hickox?