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Happymash On Kamala Harris's Inauguration As Vice President Of The United States Of America

What Kamala Harris’s Inauguration Should Mean for Women Around The World

Every woman on the face of the planet had an opportunity handed to them on January 20th 2021 at the inauguration of the first African American person, the first Asian person and the first woman to take the Office of the Vice President of the United States of America: Kamala Harris.

As a feminist writer, I couldn’t help but ardently probe the keys staring at me, inspired by the inauguration ceremony and the look of determination and pride on the Vice President’s face as she took the oath.

Whilst equality for women has widely been an accepted principle in Western Societies, it has not always been put into play at the ballot boxes, and the ‘glass ceiling’ has always been whispered on the air, suffocating women aspiring to do better.

The whisper of the glass ceiling felt, and still feels like a discriminatory hangover from the first sad and disappointing moment in a girl’s life, when she realises she will have to work harder, shout louder, be stronger and struggle longer than her male counterparts. And that ‘fair’ doesn’t even come into it.

Kamala Harris, for so many reasons, is the future. She breathes hope and modernity to stifled nations being held back by biased voters who (whether consciously or subconsciously), are scrambling to grasp control over countries, politics, ways of life that they once knew. These reliable voters, now feel disenfranchised, feeling left out as they near the end of their lives, casting their votes recklessly knowing they may not have to live through the consequences.

Consequently, Kamala Harris exudes hope. Hope that in just one generation, the idea that women did not and could not lead, would be unthinkable, draconian and another part of history which we must remember in order to avoid repetition, alongside other injustices and atrocities from modern history. We want to continue the ongoing progression of the human race, not regress as the recent degeneration of the past four years have revealed.

As a white woman, I can only attempt to imagine how people of colour feel, when they see a person who identifies as Asian and African American, sworn into the Office of Vice President. I can only highlight the importance of this step towards full equality for all, and apologise for having enjoyed a life where I have benefitted from the colour of my skin in so many ways and quite literally every day as someone who has immigrated to Australia. I can only promise to continue to do everything I can to advocate and demonstrate in aid of this cause, and to ensure my son and daughter develop their opinions with a fire in their bellies for equality and for justice.

As my daughter continues to grow, no matter what I teach her, she will slowly come to see before her, the gender roles that exist in society and she will have to decide whether she conforms or pushes back, and I have no expectation of her for either, only upon myself as a role model.

So that is why I salute Kamala Harris with eternal gratitude. That she dared to break ageing social norms for women and their careers, and that she has embraced every move she made not only for herself, but for every girl who now watches wide-eyed and earnestly. I thank her for realising that the power moves she made and makes in her career, are a metaphor for potential and for opportunities for all women, for this must be a heavy burden to endure and one which she didn’t have to commit to.

As it was said at the inauguration ceremony, as Kamala Harris takes office, “little boys and girls across the world will know that anything and everything is possible”. Never mind ‘shattering the glass ceiling’. She has, in a moment, completely rejected the existence of the glass ceiling, committing the myth to social history as an illusion which required dispelling and renouncing. The next generation will draw back the curtain on this black and brown magic and will no longer be spellbound by the constraints of their elder peers. And I, for one, cannot wait to watch this play out.

What is clear to be seen however, is that she has made history and has inspired women and girls around the planet by showing them that they have potential, that they have opportunity, that they are important, that they are heard and that they can use their voices without an expectation of misogynistic rebuke in response.

I feel that nothing I write can quite highlight the magnitude of Kamala Harris’s Inauguration for Women around the world. But more importantly, more impressively, more inspiringly, Kamala Harris’s Inauguration will be the victory of women around the world tomorrow.

And that is extraordinary.

Anna Walsh Founder Of Happymash
Happymash's Anna Walsh On Kamala Harris And World Feminism

Anna is a businesswoman, mother and feminist. Frustrated by engendered stereotypes and attitudes around women and sex, she created happymash as an online space where women would feel comfortable learning about and discussing their sexual wellness.

 

Growing up, Anna was confused and disheartened by the cultural norms that made women feel reluctant and embarrassed to nourish such an enjoyable and liberating core to their mental and physical wellbeing. Anna devotedly advocates that sex is a vital part of every woman’s health throughout her entire life, and that every woman should know how to access her body’s ability to give her pleasure.

 

Through a happy, helpful and hopeful online platform, Anna combines her original pleasure product range with her honest and relatable blog. Through happymash, she encourages you to gain the sexual wellness you deserve.

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一种钓鱼竿机械部分示意图
最基本的钓具包括:鱼竿、鱼线、鱼钩、沉坨(又名沉子)、浮标(又名鱼漂)、鱼饵。2:1其他辅助钓具包括:失手绳、钓箱、线轮、抄网、鱼篓、渔具盒、钓鱼服、钓鱼鞋等。2:1

钓竿一般由玻璃纖維或碳纖維轻而有力的竿状物质製成,钓竿和鱼饵用丝线联接。一般的鱼饵可以是蚯蚓、米饭、蝦子、菜叶、苍蝇、蛆等,现代有专门制作好(多数由自己配置的半成品)的粉製鱼饵出售。鱼饵挂在鱼鉤上,不同的對象鱼有不同的釣組配置。在周围水面撒一些誘餌通常会有較好的集魚效果。

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鱼竿
主条目:鱼竿
钓鱼的鱼竿按照材质包括:传统竹竿、玻璃纤维竿、碳素竿,按照钓法包括:手竿、矶竿、海竿(又名甩竿),按照所钓鱼类包括:溪流小继竿、日鲫竿(又名河内竿)、鲤竿、矶中小物竿。2:6-8

鱼钩
主条目:鱼钩
鱼钩就是垂钓用的钩,主要分为:有倒钩、无倒钩、毛钩。2:14

鱼线
主条目:鱼线
鱼线就是垂钓时绑接鱼竿和鱼钩的线,历史上曾使用蚕丝(远古日本)、发丝(江户时期日本)、马尾(西欧)、二枚贝(地中海)、蛛网丝(夏威夷)、琼麻(东南亚)、尼龙钓线(美国)。2:25

鱼漂
主条目:鱼漂
鱼漂又名浮标,垂钓时栓在鱼线上的能漂浮的东西,主要用于搜集水底情报,查看鱼汛,观察鱼饵存留状态,以及水底水流起伏变化。2:36

鱼饵
主条目:鱼饵
鱼饵分为诱饵和钓饵,是一种用来吸引鱼群和垂钓时使用的物品,钓饵分为荤饵、素饵、拟饵、拉饵。2:170

沉子
主条目:沉子
沉子又名沉坨、铅锤,是一种调节鱼漂的工具。2:45

卷线器
主条目:卷线器
卷线器主要安装在海竿和矶竿上的一种卷线的工具。2:63

连结具
主条目:连结具
连结具是连结鱼线与钓竿、母线与子线的一种连结物,使用最广泛的是连结环。2:55

识鱼
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影响鱼类的6大因素主要是:季节变更、气温高低、水的涨落、风的大小、水的清浊、天气阴晴

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