The year is drawing to a close, and many are already looking to 2016 — full of hope and promise. For some, that means creating resolutions for the new year — promises of things to do or accomplish. Check out what our favorite raging feminists have said they’re looking forward to in 2016.
What are your New Year’s resolutions?
“To take all my back-burner dudes and throw them in the garbage and then use all available burners to make spaghetti.” — Lane Moore
“I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I mean, there’s more than one calendar and more than one new year anyway. I just try to know what I want, know who I want to be, know what I want to change and how I want to be better, and then just do that as much as I can all year round.
“And meditation.” — Leigh Shulman
“Stop going to dinner parties where the only vegetarian/pescetarian option is a defrosted afterthought. Instead, if this is a social occasion I really want to go to, I’m either staying at home and making myself something amazing or taking myself out to dinner and showing up for dessert with some booze. If you can’t be bothered to feed me properly, I’m not going.” — Kaite Welsh
“My New Year’s resolution is twofold. First, I will defeat the horror show that is Alien: Isolation on my PS3 (it’s been a year since I’ve gotten it and I’ve played it for an hour because I’m so scared). And second, I shall practice self-love and treat myself in the same way that I would treat a small child. I will take time to play outside. I will make sure I get enough sleep and eat healthy foods. I will reward myself for good behavior and encourage introspection when I have done something wrong. I will go to the dentist.” — Seraphina Ferraro
“Write an hour every day. Cultivate firmer poops.” — Margaret Corvid
“My New Year’s resolution isn’t very thought-out. Every year before the previous has been awful and I have never gotten the relief that every year seems to promise. I just want to find the right balance where I can feel as happy as possible, able to reach my full potential and as fulfilled as I can be considering the circumstances.” — Wagatwe Wanjuki
“2015 was a tough year, so 2016 needs to include some self-care. I bought a copy of an old school planner/agenda from a feminist collective. I plan to either write in it or draw in it every day. Also in terms of self-care I need to restart my yoga practice. Don’t worry though, it won’t make me less ragey.” — Veronica Arreola
“This year I resolve to save all the white man tears in the freezer all year long so I can DIY those into a lovely snowflake display come next December.” — Tara Jean Bernier
“Online, I’m relatively outspoken and quick to shut down BS. In real life, I’m a bit of a pushover, exceedingly polite to everyone, even those who don’t deserve it. So I suppose I should resolve to flip that particular coin. With that in mind, I resolve to speak up more, to delete more jerks from Facebook, to worry less about being liked, to befriend more wonderful, patriarchy-stomping women and (perhaps most importantly) to cleave the wangs (and accoutrements) from as many men as humanly possible. I’m not sure I’ve been meeting my quota as recommended by the Society For The Suppression and Castration of Mens Who We Do Not Like Because Feminism Means Mens Are Yucky (SFTSACOMWWDNLBFMMAY). I definitely need to work on that.” — Jen Selk
“I’d like to dedicate this anthem to all of the Raging Feminists everywhere in lieu of making a resolution this year.” — Shaindel Beers