Caroline Heldman: Martial arts were made for women. While they may be dominated by men, women’s bodies are uniquely suited for fighting.
Caroline Heldman: The first step for women who want to develop a capacity for violence is to recognize that we live in a world with high rates of violence against us. The second step is to truly believe that we do not deserve this violence, ever.
Caroline Heldman: We would live in a more loving world if everyone embraced Kwanzaa values, and this week of reflection can serve as an antidote to the personal and national toll of the hate-based Trump presidency.
Caroline Heldman: 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.
Caroline Heldman: Tarana Bruke coined the name in 1997, and Alyssa Milano popularized it via social media two decades later, but this is the fifth round of organized activism against harassment/violence in the United States.
Caroline Heldman: Here I offer some practical advice for public victims/survivors about working with the press, managing trolls, and establishing a self-care routine.
“Why would any rape survivor ever go to court?” wide-eyed Lili Bernard whispered this question to me during the opening statements in Bill Cosby’s criminal trial last week. Bernard is one of the 60 women who have come forward to allege sexual violence at the hands of Cosby. She has experienced plenty of victim blaming and death threats since […]
Caroline Heldman: I didn’t cry at first when a mistrial was announced in the Bill Cosby case. The tears would come later, on the long plane ride home, when I was surrounded by strangers but too tired to care.
Caroline Heldman: What may have been missed in the urine hubbub is the revelation that the FBI was investigating whether the Trump camp was in direct contact with the Russian government in order to throw the election.
Carolyn Heldman: First debates matter because polls don’t move much after this, so barring an October surprise, this was Trump’s last big chance to boost his standing. Instead, Clinton is likely to get the bounce.
Caroline Heldman: Unwanted sex has become a part of everyday living, and while it seems harmless on the surface, it actually lays the cultural foundation for rape.
Caroline Heldman: Trump’s brazen bullying may be red meat to many of his supporters, and this strategy effectively cut through the clutter of a crowded Republican primary field, but it will not serve him well in the general election.
Caroline Heldman: Michelle Obama’s speech was simply the best in terms of delivery and emotional impact, while President Obama’s speech later in the week came in a close second for its soaring rhetoric and effective evisceration of the Republican nominee.