Hardware Store Heteronormativity
Hello there HWIP friends and supporters! Want to help us build an office AND smash the patriarchy? You're in luck!
Our Administrative Director, Elizabeth, is currently building (solo!) a small structure that will function as an office and a classroom for our Revolutionary Girls program. She keeps getting questioned by men at the hardware store with, "Where's your husband?" Or "Are YOU doing this project? YOU?" Or "That's a lot for you to load. Next time tell your husband to help you!"
We've been keeping a tally of these incidents and jokingly mentioned creating a pledge drive around it. Well, some of our followers informally committed, so we thought we'd make it official! Below you can pledge any dollar amount ($1, $5, $10, $25, $1,000,000) per heteronormative hardware incident, and we'll contact you when the building is complete with the total.
1. The form below informally commits you. It does not ask for credit card information
2. We do not intend for this to be a mean-spirited making fun of the men in the hardware store. Their comments and questions are merely the symptoms of a culture that draws rigid lines around gender roles and expressions. At HWIP, we seek to challenge and dismantle these attitudes from a place of empathy and respect.