Unless we reckon with the depth and staying power of white supremacy and toxic masculinity, we will never be able to do anything more than defend what little inclusion and democracy we have. That begins with acknowledging it.
After the 2016 election, I wanted to put down my camera and cry forever—but if Hillary was not going to give up, how could I? Our second chapter was just beginning, and I wanted to be there to document it.
bell hooks’ “All About Love” speaks to the erosion of the promise of American ideals—already apparent nearly two decades ago—and how a politics of love might reverse it.
Just as it would be inaccurate to claim gender as the sole factor in shaping the 2016 election, it would be similarly irresponsible to ignore its role in the presidential race and its interaction with other key dynamics of the campaign.
And besides, we don’t need a woman in the White House right now.
You can take me off your call list.
I hang up on an America I don’t recognize
After all these years, universality and the common good are still the (unmarked) province of straight white men.
In 2005, Democratic pollster Celinda Lake and Kellyanne Conway examined the lives and opinions of women voters for their book, “What Women Really Want.”
Clinton’s loss should not have surprised me: the most visible women in our culture, equally adored and reviled, divas are meant to fail. Or so the story goes.
It’s heartening that liberal publications around the country are now an emboldened vanguard against Donald Trump’s misogyny. But the sexism and inequality that allow misogyny to thrive run deep in these same news outlets.
The next administration should build on what has been learned about the correlations between equality, participation and peace. These are the five steps they have to take in order to do it.