Darlene Lancer: From an early age, many girls are objectified as objects for male attention and admiration. Their appearance becomes their primary value, rather than their internal worth and many other skills and attributes
Sexism or gender discrimination may stem from the belief that a person of one sex is intrinsically superior to a person of the other. The articles in this category focus primarily on discrimination in employment but may contain pieces on discrimination in lending, housing and other vital areas of life.
Tom Hastings: Even men of goodwill should take this opportunity to listen and learn, re-evaluate and rehabilitate, not make determinative rulings on increments of impropriety
Jamala Rogers: In the African American community, the silent nature of sexual violence is real. The stats are alarming yet Black women – even mothers of child victims – are less likely to report incidents than white women.
Tina Dupuy: The Democratic Party needs to stand with women who have been harassed—and not defend the politicians who abused them.
John Peeler: One of the dwindling advantages of being old is that you remember a lot. I remember how behaviors that now qualify as sexual harassment were taken for granted in many workplaces.
Irene Monroe: The perceptions and stereotypes of African American women—combative, mouthy, not deferential enough and “angry black woman”—can sadly turn into deadly action as we see with Sandra Bland
Robert Koehler: Forty years later, I find myself coming to grips with the fact that women’s rights have been only partially implemented and the social change they have wrought remains superficial.
Jasmyne Cannick: While it’s no secret that the film industry has an undeniable problem with complicity when it comes to the sexual harassment and abuse of women–less talked about is the music industry’s complicity and role in adding to the stories of Me Too.
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.
Barbara MacLean: When I joined the thousands of women posting #MeToo on Facebook, I was saddened and shocked to see how many of my friends, relatives, co-workers, even my own daughter were in those numbers.
Erykah L. Johnson: Fourteen years old. The Right Reverend Uncle forces me in my grandparents’ basement. This time I don’t cry. I am angry and relieved when he is done.
An Interview with Author-Activist Andrea J. Ritchie on the Intersectionality of Policing, Black Women, Women of Color, Queer and Trans Communities n her groundbreaking new book, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, Black lesbian activist attorney Andrea J. Ritchie builds on Angela Davis’ vision of feminist abolitionism to provide a […]
Gretchen Kelly: In the words these women bravely shared with us, I heard everything they felt. The fear. The confusion. The disbelief. The shame.