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Productive Engagement in Trump’s America: National Action

As a follow up to Tuesday’s post of action items organized around Local Community Activism and Monday’s post of action items organized around The Personal Is Political, here is part three on our series regarding productive engagement in Trump’s America — National Action.  Again, the idea here is that we actually need to roll up our sleeves […]

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Productive Engagement in Trump’s America: Local Community Activism

As a follow up to yesterday’s post of action items organized around The Personal Is Political, here is part two on our series regarding productive engagement in Trump’s America.  Again, the idea here is that we actually need to roll up our sleeves and get to fixing things.  Think of it this way, the silver […]

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Productive Engagement in Trump’s America: The Personal Is Political

I’m back!  As the world did not magically right itself while I stepped away, it seems that we’re all going to have to buckle down and figure out how to move forward in these uncertain, troubling, and often downright scary times.  Look, I’m still mourning too.  There are times when the enormity of what has […]

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Dear White Feminists: Fixing the Aftermath of Election 2016 is On Us

Dear White Feminists, Earlier, I wrote about how to talk carefully to our kids about what happened in the election last night. But now, white feminists, it is time for some #realtalk for our adult ears.  This is on us. Why is it on us, you might ask? Because it is white people, white communities, and the white […]

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Technology, Policing and Our Brave New World: Why Feminists Should Care About Law Enforcement Facial Recognition Systems

The Report Yesterday, the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology released a report entitled “The Perpetual Line-Up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America.”  The report is based on a “year-long investigation and over 100 records requests to police departments around the country,” making it “the most comprehensive survey to date of law enforcement face […]

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Don’t Celebrate a Genocidal Rapist

Is refusing to celebrate Columbus Day political correctness run amok? Nope!

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Beyond the Seventy-Eight Percent

Sometimes lost in the discussion about the wage gap between male and female workers is the role of race. Though white women earn a mere 78% of what their male counterparts earn in America, the gap is far greater for women of color. African American women earn 64%, American Indian women earn 59%, Native Hawaiian […]

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Stepping Out of the Shadows

Last month, my colleague David Tracey discussed some of the benefits of President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration.  He explored how the executive action might help address the challenges confronted by undocumented farmworkers.  As David explained, undocumented female farmworkers are vulnerable to discrimination, harassment, and violence at the hands of male supervisors who count […]

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Kara Walker’s A Subtlety and The Double Wage Gap

This summer, an estimated 130,000 visitors descended upon an abandoned, soon-to-be-demolished sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to take in the latest exhibit by renowned artist-slash-provocateur Kara Walker. Housed in the historic Domino Sugar Refinery, the exhibit was titled “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby: an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined […]

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50 Years of LGBT Rights Under Title VII

“Gay people are the new barometer for social change.” ~ Bayard Rustin On June 20, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hosted Pride at 50: The Civil Rights Act of 1964. Almost 100 people from all walks of life attended the program.  It was truly an inspiring event to participate in. Malihe Kigasari, a […]

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