What to say to men who insist they should be able to say whatever they like to women
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What to say to men who insist they should be able to say whatever they like to women

“It wouldn’t bother me if I was complimented,” men often say when told that their street harassment or their comments on our appearance are a problem. Here’s one bad-ass way you can respond. Start with a hypothetical about a friend who was in a traumatic car crash. Hanging out with that friend, we’re sensitive to … Continue reading

Article / Humanity / Love / Sexuality/Gender

mothering and revolution as love by any means necessary

The title of this post comes from the dedication in newly released book Revolutionary Mothering: a book which “places marginalized mothers of color at the center of a world of necessary transformation…Revolutionary Mothering is a movement-shifting anthology committed to birthing new worlds, full of faith and hope for what we can raise up together.” Here … Continue reading

Injustice / Poetry / Racism / Sexuality/Gender / World speaking out

3 strong women and their bold poetry that just says it how it is

The Joys of Motherhood – FreeQuency “…who will see criminal before child… I can’t take it for granted that they won’t kill my son… there’s something about being Black in America that has made motherhood sound like mourning …” Used – Shelby Birch “He called me a queen and I blushed, but it wasn’t because … Continue reading

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Portraits from prison: Using photography to see more

Eva Haule is an activist who spent 20 years in prison, including time in solitary and on hunger strike. She said photography “filled the emptiness”. Day after day, seeing the same things, photography gave her the opportunity to see more or to look at things again, differently. In her photos, prisoners are humanized again, and we … Continue reading

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Illustrated: Women in Struggle

The artist, María María Acha-Kutscher, says, “The aim of the Indignadas series is to make women’s efforts more visible and place women at the center of these social struggles … The drawings show a female body not offered as support for the man’s eyes, but as support for the political message … This is another way to connect … Continue reading