As a Native woman who works to expose the rape of women, by police and others, my first thought was: “Is this a random scare tactic, or a way that white male extremist groups are marking houses? Am I being targeted?”
One of the pecking order determinants: whether you were born with a penis or a vagina. From there, almost everything else flows in terms of power, rewards, expectations, domestic duties, childcare sharing, and sexual expectations.
All women today — unlike 30 years ago — will say they know how to do money. But one-third at best are doing it. We need to take a leap to do something — not perfect, not monumental, but a start. We need to keep asking ourselves, what can we do today to get what we need?