Category violence against women
A culture that tolerates various forms of abusive and predatory behavior, whether it’s silence amid a culture of sexual harassment or blind patriotism toward dubiously justified wars, has lost its moral compass.
Decent [Trump] may not be, but he does give unambiguous voice to the (usually more subtle) ways in which women are judged for their looks and often dismissed as incompetent because of them.
Solnit draws on an equation that has preoccupied women writers from Virginia Woolf to Audre Lorde: that silence is a form of marginalization.
The report shows the extent to which ICE grants financial benefits to private and public entities such as the GEO Group along with the public entity Berks Family Residential Center, through government contracts requiring ICE to pay for a set number of beds at detention facilities.
Activist Rachel Moran talks about her new book “Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution.”
From the article: “If you run they will kill you, so you just close your eyes so you don’t see the rapes.”
“Pain at sunrise, regrets at sunset – dawn or dusk, life isn’t fair anymore.”
Goldstene: A signal achievement of Second Wave Feminism was the extension to poorer women of greater access to a full range of healthcare, frequently with the assistance of federal and state financial support. Across the country, women’s health centers have met a critical need for low-income patients in the arena of reproductive health. But as in so many other areas of social policy in recent years, dwindling political support for public programs is felt most acutely by those most in need.
Hedges: The sexual conquest of indigenous women, [Edward] Said pointed out, correlates with the conquest of the land itself.
Naomi Klein delivered this speech on December 18 at The Opera House in Toronto, at a special production of the Basement Revue to honour Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women. Listen to an audio recording of Naomi’s reading here, with live musical accompaniment from Cris Derksen. Naomi Klein Rabble.ca CommonDreams.org December 22, 2014 At the 9th Annual […]
Margaret Prescod, founder of the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders, and host of “Sojourner Truth” on KPFK, Pacifica Radio, told me in an interview last week, “If it is one young, white West Virginia student that goes missing, it’s on the news every day. The whole world knows about it.” By Sonali […]
Sometimes, men insist “fairness” means admitting that men suffer from women just as women do from men, or even that they suffer more. You might as well argue that white people suffer from racism exactly as much as black people, or that there are no hierarchies of privilege and degrees of oppression in this world. […]
While the boys have costumes that look like the real thing, girls are expected to dress up in spoof ensembles, thus suggesting they can’t, or shouldn’t, do the real job. The costumes are not only “sexy,” they’re also sexist. Enforcing School Dress Codes Teaches Girls to be Ashamed, Not ‘Modest’ Raina Delisle, Huffington Post <http://www.huffingtonpost.ca> […]