Tag Archives: equality

Dance talk: lead & follow /= dominant & submissive

Question raised: When dancing, one person leads and the other follows. I had a discussion tonight with someone who equated this to dominant versus submissive in terms of gender relations. I don’t agree but didn’t really know how to articulate … Continue reading

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Um, actually, you’re not such a ‘nice guy’

An acquaintance of mine was speaking about #metoo and the Aziz Ansari story about the grey area where men pester until a woman gives grudging consent. She proferred that all men have been guilty of putting this pressure on women, … Continue reading

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We can’t just remove icons of Confederate glorification — we must add representations of Black empowerment, too

Hey, look, I know I post a lot, especially lately. But this essay is ESSENTIAL READING. Save it for later if you must. But please, please read it! There is so much to chew on here! This piece offers a … Continue reading

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Smile pretty, baby

Regarding: Lawmaker Tells Woman Staffer to “Smile for Us” on the Texas House Floor “Stickland commented on how Sluyter hasn’t been smiling enough lately, and chuckled with fellow far-right Rep. Tony Tinderholt, who was standing behind him. Sluyter, who was selected … Continue reading

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Challenge to men on International Women’s Day

As part of International Women’s Day, I want to uplift and amplify all woman-identified people, and those across the nonbinary gender spectrum. I also challenge men to make true ally statements and ACTIONS today in support of women’s equality. Today … Continue reading

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Saying “hi” while black

Witness! This 15-minute video (embedded in article that sums up encounter) is very uncomfortable to sit through, but must be viewed especially by those of us who don’t experience routine racist abuse of police power. No violence (this time) — just disrespectful, … Continue reading

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Happy Pride 2016!

PRIDE 2016 was a little more frustrating this year at first — the necessary increased security by NYPD plus NYPD counterterrorism was augmented by Secret Service because Hillary Clinton joined city and state leaders at the front of the march … Continue reading

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