Posts Tagged equality

Guest post: Something I really don’t like thinking about

A few months ago, I wrote a post for Love Your Body Day that struck some commenters as flaunting my own privilege. I discussed the matter with a few of those commenters outside of the comment section and thanked them for assuming that I had good intentions but for holding me accountable. Now, one of them, a woman named Emily Sanford Sullivan, has started her own blog. Emily has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. She lives in Berlin, where she writes and speaks about disability and equality, and today, she brings us this guest post.

What’s easier?  Sticking up for your own rights, or someone else’s?  When you argue on behalf of a minority you don’t ...

A few months ago, I wrote a post for Love Your Body Day that struck some commenters as flaunting my own privilege. I discussed the matter with a few of those commenters outside of the comment ...

Today in Feminist History: Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day was introduced on August 26th, 1971 by Bella Abzug. And 90 years ago today, the 19th amendment was ratified and women were given the right to vote — but not all women. Black women weren’t given full voting rights until the Voting Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965, not to mention other marginalized women (and men) of color were denied citizenship and voting rights until later dates. In short, a very racist history existed within the suffrage movement — that can’t be forgotten.

And still today, voting restrictions for people who have been convicted of felonies and barriers to access for disabled folks means ...

Women’s Equality Day was introduced on August 26th, 1971 by Bella Abzug. And 90 years ago today, the 19th amendment was ratified and women were given the right to vote —