Laura Finley: It infuriates me to hear celebrities and politicians minimize rape by equating their life experiences to being violently victimized, or by using their powerful public platform to blame victims.
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Rosemary Jenkins: Yet, I surprised myself when I listened to Hillary’s victory speech last week when I began to cry—not because Sanders would not be the candidate but because of the flashes of history that crossed my internal vision.
Jessie Daniels: This is the worst of all possible worlds, and the choice between Trump’s vulgar, overt racism and Clinton’s polite, public policy racism is no choice at all.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Inundated with racist pop culture images of violent black masculinity and hyper-sexualized black femininity, black boys in particular often struggle to define manhood in ways that aren’t based on hardness and controlling black girls and women. Woke Feminist Men
Laura Finley: I wish I didn’t have to prepare my child for how to handle these things, or mentally ready myself for harassment before I walk somewhere.
Joe Palermo: These latest lines of attack — Trump criticizing Hillary Clinton for belonging to the female gender and Cruz turning to Fiorina as the anti-Hillary — not only expose Trump’s misogyny and Cruz’s cynicism, but the underlying Republican attitude toward women in politics generally.
Steve Hochstadt: In the years after Gibb’s first Boston marathon, the idea that women could do it, too, whatever it was, bubbled through American society. It took a movement to crash through the walls authorities had built around women.
Laurie Agard: Despite corporate media roadblocks, the “revolution” has already happened. Well over one-forth of our country’s eligible voting population are unmarried females.
Sharon Kyle: I am all of those things I mentioned—a law professor, a publisher, a progressive, an Africa American—but somehow, when I think of my activism, I tend to overlook the core of what I am—a woman. Or as Sojourner Truth so eloquently put it, “Aint I a Woman”?
Caroline Heldman: It was clear to me and my partner that the salesperson couldn’t possibly conceive of a petite, blonde-haired woman purchasing a muscle car, so it wasn’t worth his time to move seven cars to get to the Challenger. His loss.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The Christian soldiers, fascists and terrorists of the American right have doubled down with hundreds of new restrictions on birth control, abortion and clinic access.
Terence Fitzgerald: The fact that millions of international and national adult women and children (males and females) are exploited, sold, kidnapped, raped, manipulated, at times branded like cattle, beaten, and emotionally scarred should be enough for us to be pursue vigilant activities toward eradicating the trade.
Steve Hochstadt: Some men want to physically engage every woman they see who fits their image of sexy. They interrupt everything, get too close, use their hands, and won’t take “no” for an answer.