Here’s a new concept in human emotion: liget.
The term comes from a story on Invisibilia (NPR) about a couple who visited a remote tribe in the Philippines. “Liget” is the tribe’s word for a kind of distress combining rage and sadness.
Liget may well express the emotions women often feel and seldom understand or discuss. It’s that galling sense of having little value, of putting up with a lot of shit from society in general, most men in particular, and other women on occasions of betrayal.
Liget is the word I needed for Howl We Do It, my nascent campaign to develop unity in protesting and changing the inequities and violence directed against women.
Here’s how the pros do it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IaYm3NjJnM
If you want to keep informed on the Howl We Do It movement, please email me at HowlWeDoIt@gmail.com
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