Tag Archives: youth activism

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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Our Dangerous Ideology: Insurgent Literature on Activism

Tweet  #181462363 / gettyimages.com We, especially those of us in feminist movements, seem to relive the wracking debates of our movement’s past lives, and as people of colour in particular we seem condemned at times to a Groundhog Day of vexatious, soul-wrenching debates about our role in not just activism, but life itself. Are we [...]
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Chart of the Day: Google’s Doodles

TweetOr should we say dude-les? (Ugh, sorry, couldn’t resist.) Fully 62 percent of the Google doodles in the last few years have been white dudes, according to a report released by SPARK Movement today.  Tweet
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Wednesday Weigh-In: How do you talk to kids about reproductive choice?

Tweet Last Wednesday, while many of us were celebrating the 41st anniversary of the historic Roe v Wade decision, the DC streets, buses, and metros were swarming with abortion opponents who gathered here for their annual March for Life. Whenever im unlucky enough to be surrounded by a bunch of anti-choicers, a few things always [...]
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Building character in overlooked places

TweetOne of my favorite parts of being on the road, speaking about my various books, is the chance to interact with local organizers, artists, and activists, and get even just a lil’ taste of the issues in various parts of the country. A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to go to Salt [...]
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