Lisa at My Ecdysis came up with a great way to celebrate the fact that Bush is finally leaving office after 8 long years — and to show solidarity with the “Iraqi shoe-thrower” all those who oppose the violence and arrogance that the Bush administration has come to represent.
When two shoes were thrown at George Bush by a journalist who had seen enough dying children and blood spilled on his country, I watched in disbelief.
What stunned me further was how people debated – in detail – if this man should be imprisoned or punished. Let’s see what would happen if we could turned the tables. Suppose another country invaded our land in the name of democracy and freedom, and through years and years of violence, shed blood on the bones of civilians and children who were never officially counted or reported about in the news. Might you, filled to the depths of your soul with death and injustice, throw your shoes?
So, throw your shoes in solidarity on January 20th, Inauguration Day. As the poster says, all you have to do is take a picture of yours shoes, post it on your blog, and link it back to Lisa’s original post for a round up of participants. It’s that easy, and that cool. Feministe, with any luck, will be participating. And so should you.
Oh, and if you need some help deciding what shoes you want to “throw”? Lisa’s got those goods, too.