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Stop Asking, Where Are the Young Feminists? Because They’re Right Here!

TweetOriginally published at The Opinioness of the World. Last Thursday, I watched Kathy, Kathy Griffin’s new weekly late night talk show on Bravo. The outspoken comedian, who supports abortion and LGBTQ rights, talked about how she attended the Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. Anniversary Gala in which she honored her icon Gloria Steinem. While Griffin [...]
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My Contribution to “It Gets Better”

TweetThere have been very legitimate criticisms leveled at Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” video campaign: that it has excluded LGBTQ people of color, that it assumes or encourages passivity in the face of a hostile environment, et cetera. But it has been a source of community-building, solidarity, and support, and I have offered my own contribution [...]
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What Does Progress Mean To You?

TweetProgress. It’s a term that is bandied about by Democrats, technology buffs, and activists of all sorts. This summer, I embarked on a program that asked of young people how they would define progress and make it happen in their communities around Washington State. This video explores a few of the numerous ideas they came [...]
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How open about sex and sexuality should society be?

TweetCrossposted on Amplify. Much of our poor public sexual health outcomes in America can be traced back to a societal view that sex is dirty, wrong, and immoral. Since sex has such a negative connotation when discussed by politicians, teachers, and parents, young people feel ashamed or fearful of using protection. European countries that are [...]
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