Tag Archives: social justice

Passion

TweetThis past week, I’ve been asked the same question by three different sources, phrased three different ways, requiring three different (but ultimately the same) responses. I thought, given that I’m so *passionate* about the issue-at-hand, I would address it here. So what is the question, you ask? Oh, you didn’t ask? Well, I’m about to go there, [...]
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Not Sweeping Sexual Assault Under the Rug

TweetThere has been a lot of media attention lately about universities sweeping rape/sexual assault under the proverbial rug.  I coordinate the Respect Program in Emory University’s Office of Health Promotion, and our mission is to engage the Emory community to prevent and respond to sexual assault and relationship violence. I want to address the nuances [...]
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Sex work: Part II (It’s political)

Tweet A SYTYCB Entry It’s been quite some time since I wrote about my personal relationship with sex work on my personal blog. Our relationship went on for eight years. But a couple of years ago, after I survived an exceptionally dangerous situation I promised myself I would never put myself in, I decided to [...]
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Understanding the Crazy Woman: Schizophrenia in Feminist Social Change Models

Tweet A SYTYCB entry As a social worker and a queer, feminist woman, my passionate engagement with issues of mental illness has numerous roots. This post is most immediately a reaction to recent conversations with friends wherein these (otherwise very aware, inclusive, sometimes even social-worker) folks surprised me with oblivious use of the term “crazy.” [...]
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Why the church is the best place for a “Pussy Riot”

TweetOn August 17th the punk band Pussy Riot will receive their verdict in the case against them. The members of this band have been in jail since March for “protestifying” against Russian political conditions in a Moscow’s largest Orthodox Church. According to Slate: “The trial for three members of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk band [...]
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