Fixing Rape Culture is a Big Project. Here's Step One. It Seems to Me: What young women may not know. It came to my attention recently, after the March on Washington, that many young women are completely satisfied with their lives right now.
I will refer to this as their “status quo.” But first a crash course in women’s history and a mention of many past marches and the influence they have had. I beg them, and you, to read on. One thing I want to point out, as I am going to discuss women’s rights from more than a hundred years ago to 2017, is what I think these young women are missing. Women’s history has been basically excluded from the classroom text books in public schools. The Women’s March on Washington has released its platform, and it is unapologetically progressive. David McNew/AFP/Getty Images The Women’s March on Washington has released its official policy platform, a far-reaching four-page statement that takes clear stances on reproductive rights, immigration reform, and worker’s issues.
Christina Cauterucci is a Slate staff writer. The platform puts the march in support of the usual feminist suspects: the long-overdue Equal Rights Amendment, equal pay, paid family leave, and an end to violence against women. But it doesn’t shy away from issues that promise to rankle at least a few people who were planning on attending the Jan. 21 march. Organizers have laid out an unapologetically radical, progressive vision for justice in America, placing the march in the context of other past and ongoing movements for equality.
The Official Women's March Attendance Numbers From Around the World Are In… You Are Not Equal. I’m Sorry. Say Thank You Say thank you.
Say thank you to the women who gave you a voice. Say thank you to the women who were arrested and imprisoned and beaten and gassed for you to have a voice. Week 9: Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so… Published January 14, 2017 This was not a good week for our country: this is the longest, and most troubling list.
I want to note that the purpose of the authoritarian list is to highlight subtle changes, and so business as usual, as upsetting as it may be — like the GOP’s attempt to repeal the ACA — are not covered. Again, this is a list that is not meant to be partisan, but rather to capture changes in the fabric of our country, so we can refer back, and recall what used to be normal and acceptable. 1.
The Office of Government Ethics director publicly lamented, “we seem to have lost contact with the Trump-Pence transition since the election.” The case for despair is made. Now let’s start to get out of the mess we’re in. With one breath, the friends of power told us that global capitalism was a dynamic, disruptive force, the source of constant innovation and change.
With the next, they told us it had brought about the end of history: permanent stability and peace. There was no attempt to resolve this contradiction. The Great Female Post-Election Libido Crash. As a sex educator and body empowerment coach for women, the results are in.
Female Libidos have taken a big hit post election; my guess is that women are not alone. The reports that are coming in from between the sheets is well —-not much. With over 400 reports of violence since the election; the nation’s unrest has become the reason for a lot of “Not tonight Dear, I have a headache.” It’s hard to feel turned on when people are being flooded with images of fear, violence and feeling like there is a very deep threat to people’s personal safety. People who have experienced various forms of sexual trauma are feeling triggered and shut down. 'While There is Despair, I Am Not Hopeless' In the days after the election, when I was wracked with fear and anxiety and avoiding social media that would add to that panic, I asked myself, Who do I need to hear from in this moment?
The first name that came to mind was adrienne maree brown, the queer, multi-racial writer, doula and healer who co-edited "Octavia’s Brood," an anthology of science and speculative fiction by social justice activists. The Detroiter's work has long been a source of both wokeness and inspiration to me, particularly through her writing. I interviewed brown via phone to find out how she's navigating this challenging political time. Here's our discussion, edited for length and clarity. It’s been a month since the election.
Why I Do Not Support The Women's March on Washington — brittany t. oliver. While I know you must be extremely proud of all the recent news coverage you've received, don't forget to check out Fusion's piece of your protest appropriation.
During the suffrage movement from 1848-1923, Black women were not even seen as human. White women who led equality campaigns in Washington, D.C. requested that black suffragists walk at the back of their parades. Gloria Steinem: After Trump's Election, the U.S. Like a Battered woman. Annie Leibovitz’s latest exhibition, “Women: New Portraits,” has been traveling the globe since it debuted in London early this year.
But the latest iteration of the show, which opens in New York City on Friday, has a fresh tweak: A photo of Hillary Clinton hangs in the middle of the exhibit’s central wall of portraits. “Secretary Clinton was not on this wall until this show,” Leibovitz said during a Tuesday preview of the exhibition co-hosted by famed feminist activist Gloria Steinem, who collaborated with Leibovitz on the project.
The Best Advice ever from the Dalai Lama about Trump. Get elephant's newsletter A lot of people were puzzled when Trump won the U.S. presidential election.
Blogs on what to do are circulating the internet like crazy. Who’s better than the Dalai Lama to give advice during this distressing period? I attended the Dalai Lama’s birthday celebration in Ladakh, India in 2015. Living Through the Death of Capitalism – Extra Newsfeed. Now is the time to hold strong to our humanity. The world is changing quickly and much is at stake. It is even possible that our entire global civilization will collapse in our lifetime. Feminism and the Election: The Gift of Acceleration - Kelly Brogan MD. By Kelly Brogan, MD and Louise Kuo Habakus.
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