“There are very few things I have asked for in this world. To build a new park from scratch, to eventually become president and to one day solve a murder on a train.”
I have long believed that feminism today should be about changing culture. Fighting for rights is important but without a change of culture, we will always be on the brink of a Medieval resurrection of long gone customs.
That’s why I care so much about the portrayal of women on TV. And no character inspires me like this councilwoman from Pawnee, Indiana. She is a political dork and she doesn’t try to cover it. She is ambitious and she is not afraid to flaunt it. She cares about public service and she is not ashamed of it. She has a boyfriend that is ok with being a First Gentleman. She is actually loved and respected because she works harder than anybody else.
Here is to hoping that an army of Leslie Knopes storms all political castles.
“Can you just stop it? Just for one moment enjoy the fact that you provided a service for people, not a cut, a service and they love it“