(Cross posted at 51 Percent under Founder's Blog.)
With 2009 now fully underway, both the ongoing development of 51 Percent, a 501(c)(3) educational organization I founded at the end of last year and the demands of life and job will probably slow the paces of posting here Heidi Li's Potpourri. I will continue to post here and to add to the Founder's Blog at 51 Percent, and as I organize where I post what, I hope those of you who take the time to read this space will stick with me as my online activism takes shape.
This post, published Friday, January 9, drew a wide readership here and at the places it was cross-posted. I still have not had the chance to review all the comments sent to me, but I am grateful for the thoughtful words offered by so many, and by the sense of camaraderie that shines through so much of feedback. I am grateful as well for those who have rallied to the cause of 51 Percent, which is aiming to advertise its formation and purpose offline. Since Friday evening, slightly more than $570 has been raised for 51 Percent, to run ads and to develop the organization's first major initiative (more about this in a post to come), The Museum of Misogynistic Memorabilia. Already, one of people who powers the creative force behind 51 Percent has started to generate ideas about for the type of ad 51 Percent will run. Although it will cost considerably more than what was raised over the weekend to run an effective ad, if this pace of donations continues 51 Percent will be able to an ad sooner rather than later. The hope is to be able to run an ad that combines informing people about 51 Percent and registering an objection to the Ms. Magazine cover/inaugural poster that so many people found ridiculous, disturbing, offensive, engraging, etc. Whether that will make sense depends entirely on the ability to raise money while that cover remains relevant. To donate to the cause, one can either go here or here.
As you can see, this post addresses logistical matters. Substantive posts to follow soon.