He who strives to conquer hatred with love, fights his battle in joy and confidence; he withstands many as easily as one, and has very little need of fortune’s aid. Those whom he vanquishes yield joyfully, not through failure, but through increase in their powers; all these consequences follow so plainly from the mere definitions of love and understanding…
-Spinoza, 1676, Ethic., IV, XLVI, note
Let’s cross visions. Let’s engage in some real political dialogue. Let’s advance the debate and truly engage with the issues rather than simply picking sides. (Humanity is not relegated to sides.) This blog’s goal is to take on the challenge of using words to connect, progress, and enlighten. Look forward to some quirky yet informative banter, global, national and campus news, thoughtful critiques, and some real engagement with the issues– brought to you by the feminist crew at Marquette University 🙂
*As a side note, the inspiration for this blog’s title stems from the book Word Warriors: 35 women leaders in the spoken word revolution. It’s a great collection of poetry and personal essays that weaves together diverse women voices in the spoken word scene today. The feminist people of this blog particularly love the poems from Andrea Gibson, so check her out!