When we re-envision gender-based expectations and imagine and practice into more roles for people of all genders, we begin to shift the fundamental cultural underpinnings of oppression. We were curious about how Black and Indigenous women, trans and gender non-conforming people and their allies might imagine freedom looking and feeling like in Wakanda, a place where liberation is the norm and anything is possible.
“Sticks and stones,” we’re told. What’s worse, we’re frequently faced with the suggestion that perhaps we might have “misunderstood” what a boy said, or met with the idea that he “didn’t mean it that way.”
As we begin to navigate our escape as a country, it is helpful to understand Trump and his tactics for what they are: tactics of a perpetrator.
An 18-month investigation by Maren Machles, Carrie Cochran, Angela M. Hill and Suzette Brewer at Newsy revealed the tragic consequences of the cracks in the justice system facing Native women—uncovering the breakdowns between federal and tribal governance that leave survivors with little recourse after experiencing sexual violence.
There is a growing movement of indigenous leaders, led by Native women, building networks of solidarity across tribal communities and using our shared unified power to expand awareness and pass reforms related to the epidemic number of cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls.
As we reflect upon the two year anniversary of the #MeToo movement and the one year anniversary of the Kavanagh hearings, it is time for us to deepen our collective understanding of the wide-ranging economic and emotional consequences of sexual harassment—and recognize that when women are held back, we all suffer the consequences.
They fled violent husbands, hid in secret shelters, got divorces and started working—and now these women are the most at risk as the threat of U.S. withdrawal looms in Afghanistan.
We are repeatedly asked: “How is Dr. Ford doing now?” The answer, unfortunately, is that the price to Dr. Ford and those around her has been enormous, and continues. There have been many other baseless accusations against Dr. Ford and her family. We want to put to rest some of the repeated falsehoods.
In a new letter from the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, the coalition of national, tribal, state, territorial and local organizations and individuals calls on Senators to re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act.
I come to Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a mix of reverence for victims and survivors, celebration of the progress we have made and resolve for the work that remains ahead. This October, like all those before, I want to be intentional about how we demonstrate our allyship.