Tag Archives: social justice

President Obama: making news and making history

TweetYesterday’s announcement by President Obama that he personally believes that same sex couples have a legal right to get married was a watershed moment. It will go down as one of the great days in civil rights history.  As Rachel Maddow said last night, policy-wise, the Obama administration’s legacy on the issue of gay rights was [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Normal Life

TweetDean Spade’s incredible book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, burns away every approximation of activism currently passing as transformative today with blindingly bright analysis. Spade is the founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and the first openly trans tenure-track law professor in the U.S. (Seattle University). The [...]
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New Yorkers: Boogie down with us at WAM!Prom 2 next weekend!

TweetSeveral years ago when Feministing was just a toddler, Samhita, Jessica and myself went to the Women, Action and the Media conference in Cambridge, MA for the weekend — I think it was the first time I met so many people working in social justice and media in one place, and it was a completely [...]
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Feministing Year in Review: Vanessa’s top picks

TweetWay too many favorites of incredible content this past year, but thought I’d highlight these. Jos Truitt really encompasses what it means to be a “thought leader” to me — one of many examples was in, “I am not your tragic trans narrative”: Here’s the thing: we’ve all got our own experiences, but in mine [...]
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News flash: US is not at the top of the social justice heap!

TweetSometimes, a girl needs a chart to drive home a point, you know? This one, from the New York Times, makes a pretty bleak point.  The Bertelsmann Stiftung Foundation of Germany recently released a report entitled “Social Justice in the OECD — How Do the Member States Compare?” It analyzed some metrics of basic fairness [...]
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