I have a very large capacity for outrage at injustice and inequity and a virtually endless capacity to discuss it.
This is probably why Nicole and I got shushed in the waiting room at the oral surgeon's while Social Butterfly was getting her wisdom teeth pulled (send healing wishes and heavy whipping cream). Nicole and I might be sorta-kinda-very-similar in our knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, our "issues." So there we were, animatedly discussing feminism, misogyny and rape culture and and an old man shushed us. Loudly.
I have always been a feminist, but never a militant one. I was not ever one to call anyone out for referring to me as a girl. Now I wonder about the wisdom of that. Was I complicit in maintaining the cultural attititude of dismissivenes and marginalization toward girls and women that is more pervasive today than it was when I was actually a girl?