Ruth Dawson: The Reproductive Justice Coalition of Los Angeles is organizing a protest outside of the new Hobby Lobby store in Burbank on Saturday, October 11 from 12:00-2:00 pm.
Cheryl Dorsey: As a retired Los Angeles Police Department sergeant, I know the devastation domestic violence can bring to a family.
Dave Zirin: If the owners won’t have a discussion about the connection between their sport and horrific post-concussive syndromes like ALS and early-onset dementia, are they really going to talk about links between head injuries and domestic violence?
Anthony Samad: For years our culture has condoned men “manhandling” women that stepped “out of their place,” in the same way society reinforced racial hierarchies when people of color (regardless of what color) exerted any sense of equality.
Ted Vaill: These five humans with penises have also shown less sympathy for the rights of workers, voters, minorities, the elderly, the environment, the poor, and most criminal defendants.
RJ Eskow: “Giving women my Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act without the Paycheck Fairness Act,” said Ledbetter herself, “is like giving them a nail without the hammer.”
Larry Wines: How long before someone who is already emotionally distraught feels threatened by some screaming zealot whose tonsils are coming out of his mouth, and she pulls out her .38 and splatters his head all over the sidewalk?
Jamala Rogers: We need to expose, challenge and change the heart and minds of people in all sectors of society if we expect to create an environment that respects and protects the aspirations and lives of women wherever they are in the world.
Tara Culp-Ressler: So are we getting closer to a tipping point where unrealistic images of women’s beauty are going out of style? Are brands starting to recognize that photoshopping hurts their bottom lines? Will TV viewers start rejecting contestants who are unrealistically thin?
Jennifer Lee: Only nine of the 100 statues in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol building are of women. Not one of them is a woman from the women’s liberation movement.
Tara Culp-Ressler: Some of the most pervasive forms of street harassment, like telling women to smile or whistling at women, are often perceived as compliments. It’s difficult for some people to understand why women wouldn’t welcome being told that they’re attractive.
Dave Zirin: Just as “rape” is a crime and “rape culture” is when the crime is disregarded and mocked, violence against women excused is ensuring that violence will occur again.
Tara Culp-Ressler: There are serious consequences to this pervasive cultural attitude about women as objects of men’s desires. When men believe that they are entitled to sex, they often respond violently when women deny it from them.