On a recent evening in the heart of the Silicon Valley, a man in a dark suit and white sneakers walks into a small bar on the edge of San Francisco’s trendy Marina District.
The place is called The Bitch, and it’s where a woman named Jennifer is supposed to be.
The bartender offers her a pint and she smiles.
He turns to her and says: “Jennifer, you might want to meet me here.
I’m the boss.
It’s really cool.
I’ve always been a feminist.
I worked at a small tech company in the nineties, and I wanted to do something for women.”
Jennifer was born Jennifer Davis.
She now works at a company called The Women’s Leadership Institute, or WLI, a nonprofit founded by a former Obama administration official.
WLI is a leading force behind the Women’s March, an event of more than 200,000 women who have marched through Washington, D.C., calling for greater equality.
Its mission is to create and nurture leadership for women and girls, and is an outgrowth of the White House’s 2016 initiative to end violence against women and empower women to lead in the workplace.
A woman, Jennifer Davis, in a white suit and brown sneakers, chats with a woman, a woman who works in a women’s rights organization, at The Bitter Woman in San Francisco, California, March 8, 2019.
“That’s the vision that I always had,” says Jennifer, who was born in the Bay Area and now lives in Santa Cruz, California.
“My goal was to be an equal partner in this movement, not a victim.
I hope that by standing up and saying, ‘No, I can do this too,’ that I will be able to empower more women. “
It’s a tough world out there, but I’m not going to be the only one feeling this.
I hope that by standing up and saying, ‘No, I can do this too,’ that I will be able to empower more women.
I know that I am a strong, independent woman, but that’s not all there is to me.
I can be a woman.
It could be because you work in a safe, well-paying job, you have good health, you’ve got good grades and are a good mother, a good wife and a good friend. “
If you are one of the lucky ones, it’s not because you have a lot of money or a lot.
It could be because you work in a safe, well-paying job, you have good health, you’ve got good grades and are a good mother, a good wife and a good friend.
“I think that being a feminist is a very hard thing to achieve,” she continues. “
I’m just here to make a difference.”
“I think that being a feminist is a very hard thing to achieve,” she continues.
“I don’t know why you can’t have that for yourself. “
You’ve got the power, and you can do it. “
I don’t know why you can’t have that for yourself.
I always thought that people thought that I was just a normal person. “
When I first started going to conferences, I just kind of assumed that I would always be treated as the outsider.
I always thought that people thought that I was just a normal person.
But I think now that I’m doing this, I realize that it’s a very different world, and people have different expectations for me.”
The woman who runs the bar says she thinks it’s great to see a woman making her own decisions.
She explains that she’s had many conversations with women in their 30s and 40s, and she’s been struck by the difference in their attitudes toward feminism.
“They’re all saying that it hasn’t changed,” she says.
“People are very concerned about gender equality, and they don’t understand that it has.”
But Jennifer says she also knows that there are women who will tell her that it will change, but she says that she’ll stay the course.
“Women don’t need a big speech from a white, cis-gendered guy,” she explains.
“We don’t ask for much.
I work as hard as I can, and my kids are the ones who are paying for this.
“The problem is that the way I work is that I don’t have to think very much about it,” she adds. “
The key is to have patience and keep doing the same things.”
“The problem is that the way I work is that I don’t have to think very much about it,” she adds.
“There’s not much that I can really do.
But sometimes I do feel like, ‘I’m the one that has to say, no, I’m a feminist.’ “