Young women are bringing a feminist lens to the fight for disability rights that is critical in the current political climate.
We talked to Rebecca Cokley, former executive director of the National Council on Disability, about the disastrous implications of the GOP’s tax bill for disabled folks.
Spoiler Alert: It’s about ending discrimination.
This article was first published by The Huffington Post Last year, Betzaida Cruz Cardona, a cashier for a large retail chain in Rochester, New York, was told to “stay home and take care of her pregnancy” after she brought in a doctor’s note with a 25-pound lifting restriction. Even though she rarely lifted anything heavier than […]
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” Well, Amy Poehler makes comedy look easy, but her new memoir, Yes Please, nearly killed her. Or so she says at great length in the preface (aptly titled “Writing is Hard”). Anyone who has ever written anything will relate to her account of the procrastination, […]
As a sexual violence prevention educator, I find hope in the grassroots activism and passion that radiates from SlutWalk. Anything that gets people talking, that breaks down the myths and reduces victim shaming, is a step in the right direction. This activism is so badly needed in a society that still justifies violent victimization according […]
Last week we covered the disturbing story of a 12 year-old girl in Missouri who was allegedly forced to write a letter of apology to the classmate she said raped her on school grounds. When he raped her again (and both his own confession and physical evidence corroborated the new allegation), she was suspended. She’s […]
When Beyonce launched into her latest faux girl-power anthem “Run the World (Girls)” to honor Oprah Winfrey on Monday afternoon, the moment crystallized what both the talk show and its hostess have been to television: 25 years of paradox. On the one hand, no one’s been a bigger proponent of real “girl power” than Oprah […]
Since the recent unveiling of the Transportation Security Administration’s “enhanced” security measures, there’s been nothing but bad press for airport security—and with good reason. Pilots and security experts have criticized the inefficiency and ineffectualness of the system. Congressman Ted Poe has called the new body scanners a violation of the Fourth Amendment. While there’s still a debate over […]
While reading an article on Salon.com, I became distracted by a sidebar entitled, “Glee‘s mysteriously shrinking Rachel.” I enjoy reading criticisms of how awful Glee is as much as the next blogger, so I clicked. First, in the subhed, the article tries to connect Glee actor Lea Michele’s shrinking body to the quality of the […]