On my way to the airport from Bill Cosby sentencing, my Uber driver, Sarah, asked me why the Cosby survivors…
This tyranny of the minority is the result of the Electoral College (that overcounts votes from small states and undercounts…
In the face of Trump’s cruelty, and the indecent people who enable his cruelty, decent people must set aside norms of civility and push back at every turn. Because democracy and decency are more important than civility.
In a previous post, I wrote about the importance of women developing a capacity for violence in a violent world. This is a companion post on why martial arts are a great way to do this.
I am personally thankful to Trump for the following things, inspired by his presidency.
Women everywhere developing a capacity for violence does not mean we can prevent all violence, or that we can always effectively defend against it. But it does mean that we are better prepared for it when it comes.
I can’t think of a better way to bring in 2018 than to learn more about the history of the people who built the Capitol Building, the White House, the U.S. economy, and the world economy, while reflecting upon unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, collective economics, purpose, creativity, and faith with loved ones.
Democracy suffers when the largest tax reform in three decades that is opposed by a majority of Americans is signed by a president voted in by only 19.5% of the electorate, who has approval from just 35% of Americans (the lowest of any president in their first year) and 41% want to impeach. This is a fundamental violation of government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
Acknowledging the work of earlier activists also means acknowledging that we have been here many times before, and, despite these efforts, we have yet to effectively extinguish sexual harassment/violence in our culture.
Sexual violence is a global epidemic that is finally receiving the public attention it deserves, courtesy of celebrity predators, social media,…