You’ve been a feminist for a long time. Do you still find yourself talking with people who think being a “feminist” is wrong? If so, what do you tell them?
I'm a feminist because I have no reason not to be. Feminism makes me more understanding of myself and other people. It encourages me to keep learning about the world and people around me. Most importantly, it means respecting myself and others. But people tell me all the time about how wrong it is. And I hear this from men and women, surprising as that maybe. The thing is, feminism is for everyone. It's not exclusive to educated people, or white people, and it's certainly not a ‘women only’ club. Feminism helps us uncover inequality in every facet of life. Whether it's healthcare, education, everyday purchases in the grocery store, even how we relate to each other. Feminism is the active pursuit of equalizing the sexes. It is not intended to leave anybody out. Feminism is only isolating when you don't try to include yourself in it.
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A stained doily, crocheted by her mother as a wedding gift, decorated the wingback chair where her head rested. When it had been washed last would remain an unsolved mystery. For that matter, when my mother had been washed last was a mystery. The attendants stayed so busy here.
Not too long ago, I was right as rain – no, I was more right than an Antarctic ice shelf that had collapsed, sailed across the Indian ocean, evaporated as it approached Africa, then braved the winds of fortune to form a single storm cloud in the middle of the Sahara that hovered above the outstretched tongue of a traveler who alone knew the secret to world peace but was dying of thirst. The only obstacles that stood between me and this path to ultimate righteousness were a book filled with a dead guru's lectures and the person who sold it to me. The book was called Life Comes from Life and found its way into my hands because of my dog.
The term “freedom” is deeply imbued with idealism. Its allure rests on a sense of universality; the fact that liberty is ultimately beneficial to everyone. Though for peoples of African, Asian and Native descent living throughout the Americas in the preceding centuries, the word carried an ironic ring, as it was often on the lips of their enslavers. African-Americans, in particular, were acutely aware that “liberation [was] not achieved, but handed down” (Cliff 137).
A small update from the Editor in Chief and a small discussion on intrinsic value vs. productive value.
So glad to have you with us for issue 2. The amount of submissions we got for this issue doubled, which was incredible given how tiny we are. We also quadrupled the amount of submissions we published—which again is pretty incredible since there are only two of us who build the website.
In last night's debate, Trump did all the bad Trump things I expected him to do, so I can't even give him a letter grade. Clinton's performance, however, I give a B+. She's a good public speaker, sure, but she's not presidential good. She's not sway me, I'm an unsure undecided voter good. With every point she made, I found myself thinking, "Yes, exactly! But man! Barack, or Michelle Obama, or Elizabeth Warren, or Rachel Maddow, or Jon Stewart would have said that so much better!" Damnit Hillary, be the president I want you to be!
No tendremos oro o plata, y no tendremos modas para
lucir al mundo, y no somos los creadores de carros de
primera clase, pero tenemos amor.
We don’t have gold or silver, we may not have world
class fashion, and be the makers of world class cars, but
we have love.
Content warning: the following covers topics of depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as describes acts of personal violence
I was twelve when I first contemplated suicide.
These candidates appear to get their information from entirely different worlds. Both suffer from being influenced by the echo chambers of their portions of the political spectrum and the day-to-day campaign arguments consumed and proffered by their staff. The fact checkers have been busy tonight. The debate also went very quickly, despite running long, as these candidates clearly had bottled up a lot of things to say to one another.
1 . Pro-Trump candidates for congress have not been doing well in congressional primary polls. What do you think the effect of Donald Trump as the Republican Presidential Candidate will have the on the congressional elections this year? Will it hurt Republicans? Do you foresee a Democratic majority in the House and Senate this year?
Overall, a drag at the top of the ticket is never good down-ballot. Voters tend to know less about candidates as they move from the presidential level to the gubernatorial, congressional, state legislative, and local levels, simply because of the press coverage afforded to candidates who are vying for more voters’ attentions.
Our Crew consists of wonderfully witty and welcoming whelps. We are all millennials with a passion for helping our world become a better place and a desire to improve not just our own generation, but all generations.