Tag Archives: Children

Women are perpetrators of gun violence, too

Tweet*Trigger warning* Much has been written in the wake of the Newtown tragedy about the connection between the culture of masculinity and the culture of gun violence. In the past 30 years, all but one of the past 62 mass murderers in the country who have used guns have been men.Gun makers equate gun ownership with [...]
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Obama addresses Newtown, “Can we say we are powerless in the face of such carnage?”

TweetLast night, Obama eloquently addressed Newtown, CT and the nation, after the horrifying shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school last Friday. He asked, “can we honestly say we are doing enough to keep our children safe from harm,” concluding, no, we are not doing enough. After recounting the four times we’ve come together during his [...]
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Breaking: 25 dead in elementary school shooting in Newton, CT

Tweet Enough is enough–how many school shootings will there be before we wake-up and tackle gun culture for what it is and address the impact it has on human lives. One state official said that an adult gunman was believed to be dead in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman was in [...]
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Justice Sotomayor gives Sesame Street some career advice

TweetCrushing the dreams of countless little girls (and boys) around America, Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke the news to the viewers of Sesame Street that being a princess is not a career. Sorry, kids, the truth hurts sometimes. She suggests Abby become a teacher, lawyer, doctor, engineer, or scientist instead. “A career is something that you train [...]
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What if kids could vote?

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetEd note: This post is part of the second round of the Feministing “So You Think You Can Blog” contributor contest (background here). Stay tuned all week as our six finalists take turns turns covering the blog and giving us a sense of their personal contributor style. The winner of the contest and newest member [...]
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