I had a professor in my first year of law school who said this more than once, maybe before then-candidate Obama famously told us that words matter. This admonition sticks with me in the rote of my job where I am reminded of the economic and societal cost of words daily.
I could never write a comprehensive summary of feminism or a treaty on social justice. My life is too cushy for me to be that informed. This is a brief explanation of why I marched in Houston on January 21 and why I am a feminist.