I embarked upon a three-year mission to advocate for myself and the dozens of victims of childhood sexual abuse. This article provides a #MeTooK12 case study in advocacy and activism and offers suggestions on ways to confront a sexual abuse scandal at a K-12 school, much of which would apply to both public and private schools.
In elementary school, my kids are already getting the message that when men do something it is called “history,” but when women do something it is called “women’s history.” As a historian, I know this is not remotely true and I do not want to have to unteach my children (or yours) these myths when they get to college.
Students Adelaide, Julia and Aishwarya want to combat sexism and the stigma surrounding feminism by teaching students of all genders the history, importance and true definition of feminism, as well as providing them with role models and resources.
Today, the U.S. House passed the Senate version of the American Rescue Plan Act, which will provide economic relief to millions of Americans suffering from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The passage of the American Rescue Plan today is a victory for women,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, publisher of Ms.
Scrambling to explain the mainstreaming of QAnon conspiracies, many have blamed conservative news. But another breeding ground for the conspiracies is the Christian schooling and homeschooling environment.
“The Christian Right has been doing ‘alternative facts’ since before it was cool.”
Although women’s topics and individuals appear sporadically, textbooks marginalize women’s perspectives, historical context, and achievements—overlooking women’s history.
“Each time a woman reads a womanless history, she learns she is worthless.”
Many schools may still be using materials that teach conservative Christian beliefs as history and social studies and express implicit and explicit gender and race bias.
With over 100 BIPOC youth spanning eight countries and 10 U.S. states, youth collective The Nonstandard Project unites teen activists through pan-racial solidarity and community care.
Improvements in the welfare of children will deprive QAnon of the widespread social insecurity that allows extremist lies to grow. Combatting QAnon will require building a country where rumors that the government is harming children have no basis in fact.
President Biden and policymakers in Congress cannot underestimate the benefits to Black women’s health and quality of life from cancelling student loan debt. Student loan debt cancellation would have immediate impacts on women’s lives.