Tag Archives: human rights

Women Are People Too Goddammit!

TweetSo there are a lot of things that get me hot and bothered, and not in the good way (though that would be much more fun to write about). Things such as people that say “checkings account” instead of “checking account” because I’m a bank teller and fuck you there is not an “s” at [...]
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Expert’s take: Bringing light to the darkest places

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Gender and Humanitarian Advisor Blerta Aliko. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown Every year on World Humanitarian Day my mind returns to memories of a dark day, 19 August 2003. I had just finished a three-month detail assignment in New York as part of the team working to close down the “Oil for Food [...]
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A brave crusader, opening many doors

TweetCross-posted from UN Women A true force of nature: this is how she is popularly known. Braving criticism and challenging discrimination and stereotypes, Georgina Beyer paved a new path when she became the world’s first openly transsexual mayor in 1995, as well as the first openly transsexual Member of Parliament (MP) in 2000. A long-standing [...]
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The Slippery Slope of “Religious” Freedom versus Human Rights

Tweet News of the result of the Burnwell v Hobby Lobby Stores case reached my ears at the worst possible moment, surrounded by staunch Republicans in the great state of South Carolina. I spent the week at home deflecting backhanded comments about those damn liberals and their slow and steady destruction of the America we know and [...]
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Fighting the spirits, to defend and protect

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Photo courtesy of Monica Paulus Accusations of sorcery are widespread in the communities of the highlands in Papua New Guinea. Often for deaths or illness, for theft or accident, the cause is believed to be sorcery, with the villain more often than not being allegedly a woman. Protecting many such wrongly [...]
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