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Yes, Bernie, the System is Rigged

A few months ago, I came across an article in The New York Times titled “If Donald Trump Changed Genders.” It was an interesting read and made many valid points about how Trump’s sexism, racism, lack of a filter, and basically everything he is lauded for simply would not go over so well if he were a woman. “Donna Trump,” as Frank Bruni calls her, wouldn’t get a single vote. But then, of course she wouldn’t. Donald Trump is an easy target.

A few months ago, I came across an article in The New York Times titled “If Donald Trump Changed Genders.” It was an interesting read and made many valid points about how Trump’s sexism, racism, lack of ...

Boosting women’s political participation in Colombia

Crossposted on UN Women

“I managed to overcome the fear of running for election. I stood as a candidate and I won,” explains Lucía del Socorro Basante, a 60-year-old lawyer and the only woman on the Municipal Council in Pasto, in the Department [state] of Nariño, in coastal south-west Colombia.

Crossposted on UN Women

“I managed to overcome the fear of running for election. I stood as a candidate and I won,” explains Lucía del Socorro Basante, a 60-year-old lawyer and the only woman on the Municipal ...

Why intersex representation matters

[Author’s note: The author is not intersex and does not necessarily speak for the entirety of the intersex community in this post. They write this post in allyhood with the intersex community.]

Representation is a critical aspect of identity for people around the world – especially for intersex folx, who are often invisible, invalidated, ashamed, or even unaware that they are intersex. Representation – and even visibility – of intersex people is crucial to validate (and protect) these identities and break down the archaic and harmful idea that there are only two sexes.

[Author’s note: The author is not intersex and does not necessarily speak for the entirety of the intersex community in this post. They write this post in allyhood with the intersex community.]

Representation is a critical ...

Why Brock Turner’s Statement Proves Judge Persky’s Incompetence

In reading Brock Turner’s statement submitted to Judge Persky prior to sentencing, I’m deeply disappointed and confused. But not about the leniency the judge showed, I’m disappointed and confused as to how Judge Persky has been allowed to make judgments in a court of law based on his own ability to evaluate a defendant’s argument, intentions, and capability for remorse.

In reading Brock Turner’s statement submitted to Judge Persky prior to sentencing, I’m deeply disappointed and confused. But not about the leniency the judge showed, I’m disappointed and confused as to how Judge Persky has been allowed ...

Coming out in the Wake of a Mass Shooting

Since learning of the attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, I have walked through the routine of my daily life with a heavy weight in my chest dragging me thousands of miles away back to my homeland and to everything that I have been running away from.

Since learning of the attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, I have walked through the routine of my daily life with a heavy weight in my chest dragging me thousands of miles away back to my homeland ...

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