We can’t eliminate gender-based violence, while we ignore the way we usher so many women into parenthood on the heels of violence, itself.
So, Time apologized. And I say, so what? So what about a popular national media outlet that included “feminist” in their list of banned words? So what? So what that their inclusion of a word channeled IMMENSE media attention their way? So what that the inclusion of a word defining a centuries-old social movement calling for […]
So, TIME Magazine thinks the word, “feminist” ranks up there with annoying words and phrases that should be banned. Phrases like, “I can’t even” and “sorry, not sorry,” and “literally.” Yeah, feminist. It’s so annoying to be continually reminded of our STILL ass backwardness that half the population is oppressed simply because of their gender. […]
Birth and reproductive justice issues are, of course, human rights issues, but more specifically, they are rights issues grounded in oppression that is gender-based. There are some who argue that we shouldn’t make these issues part of a feminist platform, however, to make violations in birth or restrictions to women’s autonomy purely a human rights […]
This piece is in collaboration with Blog Action Day. Thousands of bloggers are joining to write about the theme, #inequality. I read an allegory once in which a woman goes to see her OB-Gyn. She’s just found out she’s pregnant and is distressed because she already has a one year old and she is not […]
Last week when the HeforShe Campaign was launched, my partner saw it first. He emailed it to me first thing in the morning, with “?” in the subject line. Per usual, in conversations about feminism, he asked me to go first in offering my thoughts. My male partner is a self-identified feminist, but he openly […]
55 Ways Your Privilege Might be Showing was awfully triggering for a lot of people. Privilege is a hard conversation for most people most times. I think what made this list particularly challenging is that the audience reading the post is already oppressed. It’s hard to be open and empathize when our own pain over our […]
All pregnant folks are disadvantaged when it comes to birth. But, always, the already-disadvantaged within society suffer greatest under oppressive systems. Some of us unwittingly invoke privilege when we center our conversations about birth justice around simplistic, single-minded solutions. Here are some things that ways to tell if your privilege might be showing. You may […]