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Ableism. Feminism. NVC. Intersections. Anti-Racism. Trans/Queer. Feminism. Classism. Allyship. Genderbitch: Musings of a Trans Chick. Rebel Girls: Mapping Power, Privilege, and Oppression. Header by Rory Midhani This is the second part of our lesson on privilege.

Rebel Girls: Mapping Power, Privilege, and Oppression

Peep the first part if you feel a little lost! What We Know Now. The "Who Pays Writers" Conversation Needs a Little Nuance. 5 Really Important Reasons to Stop Dismissing Online Activism. As someone who does a great deal of digital activism and online writing, I’ve been called a “keyboard warrior” more times than I could count.

5 Really Important Reasons to Stop Dismissing Online Activism

I’m commonly told that I should stop talking about oppression and “do something” about it. There is this common misconception that all online activism is “slacktivism,” that it’s not “real” activism, that it’s all useless, and that it’s not as important or effective as offline activism. But this is simply not the case. Children of the Tribes - Pacific Standard. Shuah Jones, 15, stuffed clothes under her bed blankets in the shape of a body, grabbed her diary and Bible, and crept downstairs.

Children of the Tribes - Pacific Standard

Wearing a long blue linen skirt and clunky buckled sandals, she opened the door, slipped outside, and paused to look back at her house: a historic residence in Plymouth, Massachusetts, known as the Blue Blinds, where she lived with other members of her church. Good riddance, she thought. On the street she broke into a run toward the only payphone she knew of, at a gas station near the center of town, half a mile away. She’d never been outside alone at night before. As she sprinted down the main drag, Court Street, men in bars called out and wolf-whistled. “Just breathe,” he told her as they drove away.

Sex Tips That Don't Suck. Speaker 1: A sampling of sex tips from women’s magazines.

Sex Tips That Don't Suck

Speaker 2: Stick his penis through the hole of a doughnut, nibble around it, periodically stopping to suck. Speaker 1: Sprinkle pepper under his nose just before he climaxes. Sneezing can amplify the feel good effects. 8 Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation.. and Free Ourselves From It. We as human beings have a very strong self-centered aspect (even if it may not be truly ‘real’) of our beings called the ego, and many problems arise when this aspect of the human experience goes uncontrolled.

8 Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation.. and Free Ourselves From It

Manipulation has always been a favored tool of the ego in order to get what it wants. This manipulation can come in either a physical form or it can be seen to work on the emotional level in order to break the psyche into meeting the manipulator’s desires. Properly identifying the ways in which people emotionally manipulate others can save us much suffering in the future when identified early enough. Here Are 3 Examples of Christian Privilege – And How You Can Challenge It. In the United States, as in many places, Christianity has long been seen as the default.

Here Are 3 Examples of Christian Privilege – And How You Can Challenge It

From the Thanksgiving narrative of the persecuted Christian pilgrims finding refuge in the United States, to the unquestioned holiday closings for Christmas and Easter, to the simple fact that a Christian God is regularly invoked everywhere from the National Anthem to citizenship tests, Christianity is prevalent. As a result, Christians – whether they’re observant or not – benefit from privilege in a similar ways that people of other dominant groups do. They don’t have to constantly defend their identities, nor are they expected to fight for their rights to practice their religion. Similarly, they can enjoy social mobility and expect to live free from violence and discrimination directed at them as a result of their faith. And despite the fact that fewer and fewer people are calling themselves Christians, 71% of Americans still identify as members of this religion.

Adults Just Don’t Understand: Checking Out Our Everyday Adultism. You Need Help: Here Is A Worksheet To Help You Talk To Partners About Sex. Worksheet content by Ali and Dani , graphic design by Geneva.

You Need Help: Here Is A Worksheet To Help You Talk To Partners About Sex

We answer sex questions on this here website. And let me tell you, as a person who sometimes answers them, the number one piece of advice I give out is to open your mouth. And not in, like, a sexual way. What I mean by that is you have to talk to your sex partner or partners about the same issue you just talked to me about. 24815 9781412922688 Ch2. Ever Been Told to 'Check Your Privilege?' Here's What That Really Means. The first time I was told to “check my privilege,” I’ll be honest, I was angry.

Ever Been Told to 'Check Your Privilege?' Here's What That Really Means

Kyriarchy 101: We’re Not Just Fighting the Patriarchy Anymore. Rockwood Leadership BlogFrom fired up to burnout: 7 tips to help you sustain a life committed to social justice. This guest post by Lindsey Mullen first appeared on the Idealist blog.

Rockwood Leadership BlogFrom fired up to burnout: 7 tips to help you sustain a life committed to social justice

Lindsey is an intern at stone circles at The Stone House. She studied social justice at the University of Alabama, and is currently a Master of Divinity student at Wake Forest University. She is interested in sacred rest, restorative justice, and intentional living When she was an organizer in the 1990s, Claudia Horwitz began to notice that many of the people she worked with were overworked, exhausted, and stressed out. Responding to the urgent need she saw in the activist community, Claudia founded stone circles, an organization that works to strengthen and sustain people committed to transformation and justice. Since 2007, stone circles has been based in Mebane, North Carolina at The Stone House, a retreat and training center on 70 acres of land. The Year of the Imaginary College Student. Earlier this year, James O’Keefe, the conservative activist famous for his hidden-camera exposés, visited Vassar College dressed in costume as the Constitution.

The Year of the Imaginary College Student

9 Ways to Be Accountable When You've Been Abusive. As I sit in my bed and begin to type (beds are my favorite typing places), there is a part of me that says, Don’t write this article. There is a part of me that still resonates deeply with the fear and shame that surround the topics of abuse and intimate partner violence – the taboo that most communities have around talking not just about the fact that people experience rape and abuse, but that people we know and care about might be rapists and abusers. Perhaps most secret and shameful of all is the fear that we, ourselves, are or have been abusive – the fear that we could be those villains, those monsters in the night. Nobody wants to be “an abuser.” No one wants to admit that they have hurt someone, especially when so many of us have been hurt ourselves. Genderbitch: Musings of a Trans Chick. Crossposted to Questioning Transphobia Warning: This post is sarcastic to such a point as you may actually slip in the pools of sarcasm that are dripping off of it.

Please walk carefully. Annoyed When People Talk About White Male Privilege Or Whatever? Think They're Trying To Guilt You? That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (and it’s not because of “political correctness”) That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (and it’s not because of “political correctness”) No, We Won't Calm Down – Tone Policing Is Just Another Way to Protect Privilege. Title. On liking problematic media. How Privileged Are You. 40+ Alternatives To Help You Stop Using Ableist, Homophobic, and Racist Phrases.

3 Ways the US Uses Individualism to Blame Victims for Their Own Suffering. “If somebody hits you, don’t hit them back,” my father told me. “Run away and look for an adult.” Breaking Down the Problem with Mansplaining (And Other Forms of Privileged Explaining) I often feel thankful to feminism for providing me with terms that perfectly capture the agonizing everyday experiences that are often overlooked or simply too difficult to define.

For me, one such elusive agonizing experience was that of a man trying to tell me something in a patronizing tone, assuming that I couldn’t possibly know it already because I am a woman. Safe Space as Resistance: Why the Status Quo is Not Safe, and Why that’s a Scary Idea. Two weeks ago, a student at Duke University hung a noose outside of the student commons building. Stop Being So Attached!: A Beginner’s Guide on Problematic Language. Language is an extremely finicky thing. 3 Myths That Make Navigating the Radical Left as a Person of Faith Difficult. Author’s Notes: This article is about my personal experience as a person of faith in mostly atheist radical spaces.

This article does not touch upon systematic oppression and violence faced by some religious groups, as I do not experience that as a white pagan. It’s important to note that, although this piece will not discuss these issues, that certain people of faith –including Jewish, Muslim, Native, and other non-white spiritual folks – experience systemic violence through white supremacy and colonialism. Please Stop Being a Good White Person (TM) - Lily White Mama's Guide to Being Racist. This morning my Lily Whiteness is fuming. The past few days have brought us more and more information about how the criminal justice system in the U.S. treats young Black people (hint: horribly), and watching the response to this information on social media and in the media always makes my blood boil.

As the white parent of African American boy, I feel as though the universe, God or whatever-you-believe has handed me an incredibly complex puzzle to solve. Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism  Dr. Robin DiAngelo explains why white people implode when talking about race. Casey reviews Excluded by Julia Serano. Advocate Bookshelf Best Non-Fiction Transgender Books. Sex Change Insurance Coverage Increasingly Common.