Somewhere along the way American politics got very confused about manhood. And if you didn’t know any better, you might think that rabid misogyny is one of the pillars of being a man. It’s not. On one level, the phenomenon that we’re watching take place is about Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton and […]
It’s a Monday afternoon and girls fly into a room on the fourth floor of Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School, a charter school on the Lower East Side of New York City, to begin S.O.U.L. Sisters. Laughter, chatter and excitement fill the room as we begin. “Where’s the talking stick?” one girl asks. “I want to talk about my feelings first!” says another girl in the room. The girls know the routine and they are ready to take over the world, beginning with understanding themselves and the power that can come from supporting each other and organizing together.
One night earlier this week, 29-year old Janese Talton-Jackson was shot to death as she waited outside of a club. The man who shot her couldn’t tolerate her saying ‘no’ and refusing to share her phone number. Every few months stories like these make it into the news cycle, even though related harassment and assaults […]
There have been rumblings about Hollywood’s neglect of women and Persons of Color (here on referred to as “POCs”) for quite some time, slowly getting louder until reaching a pivotal point when the Oscar nominations were very… whitewashed, and lacking of some curves, to say the least. Some have claimed conspiracy, others believe the actors […]
Chances are, if you are like most people in the world, you live in a family where chores are done along gender lines and women and girls are spending an average of two hours more on chores per week. Many boys and men feel strongly, anecdotally, that this can’t be right. However, while men are doing more house […]
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly put forth the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. Two years later at the United Nations Fourth Annual Conference on Women in Beijing, Hillary Clinton famously stated, “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.” At the time, Clinton was First Lady. Now, […]
Portions of this post are updated from an article published at Bitch Magazine. In what media is again calling a “sexting scandal,” a community in Colorado is grappling with the fact that hundreds of students have been exchanging “lewd” pictures, using photo vault apps that many parents and administrators were unfamiliar with. Situations like this […]