Tuition-free college, expanding Social Security – some people think such ideas are about Americans asking for “free stuff.” But check out these outrageous facts on the “free stuff” the wealthy 1% is getting.
Character assassination, stalking, rape and death threats — all directed at women in the video game industry. Where is this deep hatred coming from? Who does it affect? And what can be done about it? These are questions that deserve answers. Instead of ignoring the problem, as it has been ignored before, we have a duty to investigate this war on women in gaming.
Lately, I’ve noticed a frightening Internet trend. It’s the #WomenAgainstFeminism movement. Do these anti-feminists really know what they’re talking about? Do they understand what feminism is, or are they ascribing their beliefs to antiquated or invented stereotypes about the movement? And how can we talk to anti-feminists about feminism in a healthy way?
In recent years, the word “slut” has become deeply ingrained into our culture, to the point where people say it too easily and too casually. I’ve often asked myself: What can we do about this nasty, negative word choice that is so standard in our culture? Maybe learning more about the word itself – and more empowering words we can use instead – is a good start.
I was homeschooled. My early years certainly didn’t fit the mold of the typical American childhood. This is an investigative journey into discovering how this affected some of my relationships – and in particular, my relationships with men – and what this says about growing up in America, even without an average introduction to society through public school.
They harvest the food that we eat, and yet they are one of the most hidden and underrepresented population subgroups in the nation. So how come we never hear about farmworkers? I believe that we should all be aware of how our food is getting to us – and who is being hurt along the way. It’s not easy to forget once you learn the truth.