Patriarchy's Pain and Potential

“Hey hey, ho ho, the patriarchy has got to go,” fifty of us chant as we march past the Eugene Saturday Market. We are protesting the new abortion law passed in Texas along with people in cities throughout the country. “My body, my choice!” the leader calls out, her voice growing increasingly hoarse. “My body, my choice!” we echo. My voice is extra enthusiastic, responding to the leader's commitment.

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