August 8th, 2006

red panda eating bamboo

a simile on community activism

posted as part of a comment in ozarque's journal
http://ozarque.livejournal.com/291220.html.
Relates to sexism but also applies to any action that requires input and vigilance from a multitude of people.

Let's say that fighting sexism is like a chorus of people singing a continuous tone. If enough people sing, the tone will be continuous even though each of the singers will be stopping singing to take a breath every now and then. The way to change things is for more people to sing rather than for the same small group of people to try to sing louder and never breathe.