Feminism Is: Shannon Watts— Taking on the NRA

January 9, 2015

Shannon Watts is the Indianapolis mom who heads Moms Demand Action, a grassroots organization created in the wake of the Sandy Hill shootings to promote gun control initiatives.  In the last two years the organization has grown to be a force powerful enough to worry the NRA.

Recently the NRA blocked Shannon Watts on Twitter.  Shannon tweeted it out.

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What followed is not surprising. NRA supporters began tweeting misogynistic and threatening tweets using the hashtag, #ImBlockedByShannonWatts.

Shannon answered back with these words, “Bring it. Not scared. Won’t be bullied.”

Go Shannon!

Read this Salon interview with Shannon, “The NRA is losing: Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts on what the media’s missing on guns.” 

Read this Mother Jones article, “How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women.”

Visit the Moms Demand Action website.

 

Lē Isaac Weaver
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.

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