Tag Archives: social justice

The Kids Were Always Alright: Breaking the Spell of Ageless Ageism

TweetThe belief that the world is bad and getting worse is one of the most venerable motifs of human civilization, appearing as far back as our record of written language exists. There are even Egyptian hieroglyphs suggesting that our next stop on this handbasket trip is Hell. Consider some of the guiding myths of our [...]
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East LA yoga studio is for ALL the people

TweetEarlier this year, XOJane published a piece by a white woman who attended the same yoga class as a fat black woman. The piece centered on how worried she was for the poor black woman, who–she assumed–must have felt horribly uncomfortable and unskilled as she attempted to perform the poses the yoga instructor described. It [...]
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Beyond niceness: Further thoughts on rage

TweetEditor’s note: A version of this post originally appeared at Nuclear Unicorn. By now word has spread far and wide through the various fiefdoms of social justice activism that a new conversation about rage and political practise is sorely needed, including a well-received piece by our own Veronica Bayetti Flores, and one I had written [...]
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Cultural traditions that oppress women are not worth preserving

TweetWriting like this makes me want to pull out my hair. In an otherwise decent New York Times story about the myriad forms of violence that women in India face on a regular basis, sits these paragraphs: As girls age, the strict controls that many families have over their daughters cannot protect them from rape and [...]
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CNN recognizes social justice heroes

TweetThings can get pretty bleak out there. And sometimes also in my head. But! It isn’t all the assassination of women government officials investigating corruption and U.S. district judges saying it’s probably okay that a Christian book publisher doesn’t want to provide contraception to its employees. No. This holiday, I’m thankful that there are extraordinary people out [...]
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