is trending on Twitter. Here are some of my thanks, since the last is a bit too long for that format:
to +Amanda Barton
for teaching me how to speak formally about feminism
to +Filamena Young
for being a reliable pipeline for awesome (and not so awesome) feminist news in the gaming world
to my mom, who passed on her love of ass-kicking heroines who didn't have to sacrifice their femininity
to my grandmother the Marine, who was a quiet, inexorable force of nature and an early campaigner for the ERA
to every teacher and administrator at my all-girls high school, for encouraging me and my classmates to make the most of every resource and every talent we had, and who made honors physics the most popular class
to my father, who shared his loves of history, politics, and sports with me and never made me think twice about whether I "should" be interested in the same things.
and, though it's terribly anachronistic, to Charlotte Bronte, for giving 8-year-old me a heroine who was hard-working, independent, frank, and loving, and at the end wouldn't compromise herself for an "appropriate" path through life.