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Laura Dekker Teaches Wall Street To Invest for the Long Haul AOC Sexual Politics
I’m taking a bit of license here in how we frame Laura Dekker’s AOC message. But I can’t help thinking of the GirlEffect.org video — one that is lamblasted by many social conservatives and misogynist men online as being against God’s will.
In their world, Laura must abide by their rules of her permissible behavior. We had a comment on one of Laura’s early stories saying just that. Empowering the world’s girls is THE preeminent issue of our time and THE cause that AOC obsesses with.
In my world — and in Dick Dekker’s vision of women — Laura is free to soar and develop her full capabilities. We must understand that Laura Dekker represents the greatest threat to this patriarchal vision of the world, in which men are in charge. She joins a long list of women who screw up everything.
We honor Laura Dekker as a tremendous example of our kind of young woman and will follow her in the next phase of her life, as she completes her studies and supports the work of Sea Shepherd in protecting the high seas and the dophins, whales and endangered species , who live in our oceans.
We share this passion also, telling me that Laura Dekker and AOC are connected for the long haul. You’ve brought a big smile to our faces, Laura, and tears to our eyes. Anne