Being “American” is not a real concept. We must ask: What is being American? If this is the land of the melting-pot, then there truly is no one way to have a definition for that question. There are different types of Americans, and the way you see America is different based on your identity.Read More
While unloading shipments of mini skirts, vintage-inspired crochet tops, and paperbag waist pants, I was inevitably faced with my least favorite part of being a self-proclaimed anti-colonialist, feminist and outspoken human rights advocate working at a mainstream clothing store: reading production labelsRead More
Xenophobia is not something that just happens, it is taught and stoked through racist jokes, slurs, and division.
“The whole point is that they just want you to not be sobbing and once you’re not sobbing, they don’t really care.” said one university junior. She had tried to seek help from her school’s counseling center during a crisis and was greeted with what she refers to as “less than helpful” aid.
He wants to pit Americans against one another so they are too distracted to pay attention to the truest enemy of the American people and freedom of speech - President Trump himself.
It goes without saying that The People™ were quite ready to throw a wrench into the engine of the “Trump Train”.
So, my question is, were the members of the committee just drunk enough to ignore all the evidence that Judge Kavanaugh is an aggressive, belligerent drunk with a history of violence and abuse toward women? Or were we all just not drunk enough to not take notice of his history where others refused to look?Read More
What happens when proof is blindly weaponized?
Despite a fratty, truly non- impartial, and hot-headed nominee creeping up the ladder to the end point of Supreme Court Justice, there are three strong, powerful women that will be sitting right next to him and numerous representatives who will be fighting against everything he has been accused of.
Right now, we stand in the streets, begging for our elected representatives to listen to us. We don’t want to overthrow a regime or usher in an era of radicalism; we just want one man, a right-hand puppet to one of the most powerful abusers in our country, to not hold a position designed for the elite, white male.Read More
Ford is an acclaimed professor at Palo Alto University teaching clinical psychology and has been published in numerous academic journals. It goes without saying that her courage to lay herself — and her work — bare like this is is beyond admirable.
Jack O’Dwyer tackles Jeff Bezos and corporate greed in this cartoon.Read More
I keep telling myself that a crazy heavy flow and the constant consumption of Advil isn’t that bad. And in the grand scheme of things, it isn’t. But the fact that women simultaneously give up control of their bodies to gain it back in another aspect demonstrates that there is more work to be done.Read More
We think our news sources are thoroughly vetted and entirely trustworthy. This is not the era of relief and instinctual trust in our democracy or our news outlets. It is an era rampant with the vestiges of Orwellian paranoia. Our democracy stands on shaky pillars and loose foundations.
We go on these platforms like Warcraft to escape from the awfulness of society and have some fun. I shouldn’t have to pretend to be a man just to feel safe on a moderated public server. I shouldn’t have to be a man just to receive an appropriate amount of respect or to validate the worth of my romantic relationships to others.Read More
It isn’t simply enough to demonize and imprison trans individuals who after being left unprotected by their own government, are still violently silenced from the American narrative. On a daily basis, trans people are forced to prove their identities (whether medically or socially), face economic and legal discrimination, and live with the very real threat of murder.Read More
That is the core reasoning as to why most opposing individuals reject women’s accessibility to birth control. Of course, this isn’t a new tactic for the Religious Right, one of the main opponents of pretty much anything have to do with female liberties/empowerment. Their rhetoric consists near entirely of “women should be subservient” and “birth control turns your uterus into a graveyard”.Read More
Birth control does prevent pregnancy in women who aren’t ready to have children, but it does so much more. Among preventing certain types of cancer, birth control clears acne, regulates periods in women with irregular periods or hormone imbalances, help with disorders surrounding a girls’ period, and lessen the severity of periods.Read More
Imagine dying to be oppressed so badly that you ignore the fact that people literally died under this oppression. Additionally, by trying to lay claim to a struggle that either isn’t yours or doesn’t even exist, you completely invalidate the experiences and emotions of those around you.Read More
hat sex workers sell is not their bodies but a service and/or art. Broadway actors get paid for their physically straining labor, and it is not expected that they continue to portray their characters once they leave the stage. Massage therapists are not expected to provide other services besides massage. Why is it that the presumption of freely accessible sexuality for public consumption is placed on sex workers?