Since racist Donald Trump was elected, bias incidents have spiked 400 percent in New York City. The most recent case proves that Trump inspires these xenophobic attacks. Last night three white thugs assaulted an 18 year-old Long Island woman wearing a head scarf at 10 pm on the 6 line and excused their criminal behavior by shouting, “Donald … More 3 White Thugs Harass Woman wearing headscarf on NY Subway, chant Trump’s name and call her ‘Terrorist”
Okay it’s day four. Last night I had a difficult conversation with someone I love and really, really, really, really wanted a drink, a glass of wine, which I knew would lead to another glass of wine. I knew very well that the whole point of going through this exercise is to recognize what triggers … More Day Four of the Whole30
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Life is going fairly well at the moment. I’m so happy, in fact, that I haven’t once descended in my usual grinchy, grumpy pre-Christmas mood. Christians insisting on coercing or manipulating or guilting me and all other Americans into celebrating the holidays as THEY insist you should,…
A member of President-elect Donald Trump’s Michigan election team faces up to five years in prison for election fraud. Brandon Hall, 27, was found guilty Wednesday of ten counts of election fraud by a Ottawa County jury, as the Grand Haven Tribune reported. Hall, managing editor of the blog West Michigan Politics, had been called … More Trump Campaigner in Michigan Faces Prison for Election Fraud — Rewire
I woke up this morning feeling bloated and exhausted. I made it to yoga but got quite sick to my stomach while practicing. I felt weak, heavy, sluggish and stupid. This is the first day of my Whole30 reset. The idea is to eliminate all sugar, grains, dairy, legumes and alcohol from your diet for … More Recovering my strength in 30 days
The Wisconsin Office of the Attorney General has agreed to pay the state’s abortion providers a $1.6 million lawsuit settlement to cover legal fees they amassed while fighting an unconstitutional 2013 admitting privileges law passed by the state’s GOP-held legislature. The U.S. District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin ruled Thursday that the state … More Wisconsin to Pay Abortion Providers $1.6 Million After GOP’s Failed Anti-Choice Measure — Rewire
Please sign. As academics and administrators affiliated with colleges and universities around the world, we the undersigned strongly condemn the recent attacks on academic freedom by President Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP). On July 19, over 15,000 teachers and staff have been removed from their jobs, and Turkey’s Higher Education Board […] via … More Petition on academic purge in Turkey — Feminist Philosophers
Here’s a very interesting article in the Guardian about the radical, paradoxical suffragette, stockbroker, clairvoyant, and publisher, who ran for president before women could vote. For a shorter version of her story, read this at History.
The university recently decided to keep John C. Calhoun’s name on one of its residential college buildings. Calhoun, a brilliant, devilish orator, claimed that slavery was “a positive good,” tightening the shackles on millions of children, women, and men.
As we’ve discussed before, feminist and women-only spaces are often less inclusive than we’d hope, especially to women of color. And this is of course an ongoing issue that intersectional feminism seeks to wrestle with and improve on. But there’s an interesting question that’s specific to feminist and women-only spaces in philosophy – are they […] … More Women-only spaces and the ‘wrong kind’ of woman — Feminist Philosophers
Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research, is a biannual, multilingual and peer-reviewed “progressive,… via United Methodists Elect 1st Gay Bishop; Canadian Anglicans OK Same-Sex Marriage; Iraq’s Sadr Issues Fatwa Against Violence Against Gender Noncomformists; Tanzanian Politician Declares War on ‘Gayism’; Global LGBT Recap — Religion Dispatches
I was just going to post the picture below, but then I realised (with some horror) that I’m not sure we’ve posted the full story about this yet. Readers will no doubt have heard about this case. Jasmine Richards is a key figure in the Black Lives Matter movement. Black people are murdered by the […] … More Jasmine Abdullah Richards — Feminist Philosophers
My great-aunt Ada Latta had an adventurous and pioneering soul. She staked and tried to grow a plantation in Cuba at the end of the 19th century, and lived there with her children and husband for seven years before giving up and coming back to the United States. In this article my cousin relates her … More Beyond the Cuba Bloqueo — KBGressitt.com
We live in such interesting times. This election, more than any one so far, exposes how the denigration of women remains so very entrenched in our culture, not only in the United States, but across the world. I am voting for Hilary Clinton because she is the best qualified candidate for president of our country. … More Campaign Week in Review: Clinton Calls for ‘Gender-Responsive’ Prison Policies, Trump Unleashes ‘Sexist’ Attack on Clinton — Rewire