Two black women took over the microphone at a Bernie Sanders rally on Saturday. What do you think of what happened? Here’s why this is less about the individual candidates and more about hypocrisy among their white supporters.
As a White person, I’m so frustrated in how so many of us are blaming people of Color for their own oppression and condemning them for expressions of grief and rage that make us uncomfortable and afraid. If you find yourself doing that, read this to learn what else you can do if you care about the people of Color who are literally fighting for their lives.
We live in a time when conversations about privilege have become incredibly commonplace. It feels like privilege has gone pop – and that’s not necessarily a good thing. Because when we talk about privilege, we must do so with the kind of complexity that holds people of privilege accountable. So how does pop cultural privilege discourse hurt movements for justice? Read on.
How would the US be different with a constitution focusing on human rights, rather than property rights? For one thing, it’d would’ve been harder for European colonists to legally justify slavery, genocide, and the left of land. We can’t rewrite the old constitution, but here’s why we need to act and what we can do to recenter Indigenous people in our country.
As male feminists, it’s easy to criticize the misogyny of the MRAs. But how often do we turn the lens around? There are stories from every era of the feminism — stories of men talking the talk of feminism, gaining trust, and using that trust to hurt, abuse, and act in profoundly anti-feminist ways. Here are six things we need to do starting right now to fight this.