11 Sep

Normally, September 11th is a day on which I silently remember the terrorist attacks on the US and consider what has happened since.  It’s become a day that is so synonymous with jingoistic posturing that I would rather just avoid talking about the subject altogether.

But then I came across this article: Heroic Women of 9/11: Where Are Their Memorials?

Because terror, violence, and war – and strong, reasoned responses to them – are so heavily associated with men, our collective imagination forgets that there were women involved, and that they too performed heroic and necessary actions.  On this September 11th, let’s make sure to remember all of the people who risked and sacrificed their lives, the men and the women.

Update: White women and heroes aren’t the only ones who should be remembered.


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