NOW is the time to speak up and act in our own best interests.
In fact, we’re late. Really goddamn late, but I don’t believe we’re too late to stand up and demand to be treated like human beings.
It IS far too late to accept anything other than equal footing and body autonomy: Simple civil rights, it’s not complicated. Meeting in the middle in and negotiating with folks who want to strip us of basic rights is no longer on the table.
We’re done with that. We’re done asking for permission to move about this planet without a boot on our necks. We’re done pleading for equal pay and settling for “almost.” We’re done being vessels for someone else’s needs.
The time is now. Stand up with us or get out of the damn way.