Sisterhood? What does that mean?
When most people in our generation think about sisterhood, it has something to do with a group of teenage girls sharing pants, not the powerful catalyst for change that second-wave feminists imagined. But that original vision of sisterhood is something that we need to remember. Our wonderful editor emeritus, Chloe Angyal, just had an op-ed published in the Christian Science Monitor about the "electrifying power" of sisterhood. She points out the animosity that often characterizes relationships between older and younger women, and calls for a return to one of feminism's key values: sisterhood. It's a really wonderful piece, and it points out something that I think we often forget - in a world that silences women, we can't afford to ignore each other. It may sound like a platitude, but those women in the '60s were right - sisterhood is powerful. And even when it seems like women are judging or demeaning others, it's something that we have to remember - this is bigger than Meghan McCain or Laura Ingraham. And there are still plenty of problems around - problems that women need to tackle together.