Tag Archives: Analysis

Creating “Safe” Neighborhoods: A reflection on my neighborhood’s private patrol — and what to do with my disapproval

TweetCross-posted with permission from The White Noise Collective and used in promotion for the upcoming 2nd Annual Night Out for Safety & Democracy, hosted by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, CA. Like many Oakland progressives, my political alarm went off last year in response to the trend towards middle income and affluent neighborhoods [...]
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Not all men scare me, but #NotAllMen do

TweetThis is the first time I have ever written something to be posted publicly, at the suggestion of my sister.  Even if I did think it was a good idea to take advice from a sixteen year old, that is not the reason why I chose to write this essay.  I chose to write this [...]
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Feminism: Connection & Progression (aka What’s Next?)

TweetIn the twenty first century, what, and where, is Feminism? There are close to 4 billion women in the world now, and the personal is ever political; that’s a buttload of politics. Are we still solid, guys? Would addressing you as ‘girls’ instead be patronizing, or more feminist? (I have many more questions, the masses. [...]
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Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball,” and Intimate Partner Violence

TweetAfter Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance, people were all about slut-shaming her (not much was said about Robin Thicke’s participation). The mainstream media appeared scandalized by her performance – a young woman exhibiting sexuality? *Gasp!* Richard Cohen, of the Washington Post, seemed particularly appalled – at least once he looked up the word twerk. He thought [...]
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Stop Telling Me To Make Things For Women If I Want Them

TweetI was having a conversation with someone about sexualized images of women, i.e. posters of half naked women in office environments. I pointed out that the problem is not with partial nudity in itself but the context behind having a sexualized image of a woman hanging in an office in a field that is dominated [...]
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