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THE POWER OF AN EDUCATED GIRL

August 5th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Millions of girls around the world continue to be denied access to the most basic education. The oppression of this basic human right has become a prominent part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s personal activism. This was on prominent display a forum that took place late in 2015 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC. We all have a stake in building a world in which every girl has an equal chance to elevatee herself through education.

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RAINBOW COALITION VERSUS THE NRA

June 26th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Our money is on the LGBTQ community. They’ve got the moral high ground. The horror in Orlando – 49 people murdered with an assault weapon – was a hate crime perpetrated against gay people. Conservative efforts to shift blame and label the massacre an act of political terrorism have been discredited. Right-wing religious bigotry combined with easy access to rapid fire weapons designed for war drove the deadly Orlando rampage.

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GREEN WORLD RISING – RESTORATION

June 23rd, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Restoration focuses on climate change, and is one of four short ‘Greeen World Rising’ videos hosted by Leonardo DeCaprio and Thom Hartmann.

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OBAMA SUPPORTS FEMALE SEXUALITY

June 20th, 2016 Posted by News No Comment yet

“We need to change the attitude that punishes women for their sexuality, but gives men a pat on the back for theirs.” President Barack Obama said at the White House Summit on the United State of Women, this past week.

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THE LAWS THAT SEX WORKERS REALLY WANT

June 14th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Earlier this year, British sex worker/activist Toni Mac gave a TED talk in which she looked at sex work and offered important perspective on what sex workers would choose if they were able to shape the world they live in.

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ORLANDO

June 13th, 2016 Posted by News No Comment yet

This past weekend, mass gun violence was unleashed yet again. This time in Orlando, in a crowded night club. Something like 50 people, fellow human beings, murdered and an equal number injured by one extremist psychopath, armed with an assault rifle. The most casualties in a single gun incident in our nation’s history.

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PROJECT CONSENT

March 9th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

A very worthwhile internet outreach project recently emerged called Project Consent. It’s focus is sexual intimacy and the teaching of consent as a mandatory part of the etiquette that goes with adult relationships.  (more…)

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WAKE UP ‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’

January 24th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

In Colorado, the Mesa Valley School District sent out emails to parents encouraging them to send their daughters to see a media presentation called, ‘Wake up Sleeping Beauty: Worship at his Feet’.  The idea behind this is that young girls should strive to be ‘pure’ in mind and spirit in order to be worthy of becoming a good wife.  The clear implication: the only proper role for females in society is to be subjugated in the home, subordinate to patriarchal rule. (more…)

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‘NO, MY CHILD CAN’T HUG YOU’ – WHY I’M TEACHING MY TODDLER TO UNDERSTAND CONSENT

January 13th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

During the holidays, we cook and drink and laugh and argue and drive to gather in the warm homes of folks that we call “Friends and Family.” Kids play and fight over toys and video-games. Adults cook and drink and argue politics in the kitchen and at the table. Unequivocally, we touch. (more…)

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TOXIC MASCULINITY

January 12th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Filmmaker Jessica Newsom has made an important documentary titled, The Mask You Live in.  It’s a powerful examination about the troubling straight  jacket of expectations young sboys as staddled with as they grow into men.   When we say, ‘Be a man’  Exactly what does that mean,  and has society put expectations on young  that perpetuate the ugly, male dominant paradigm that has prevailed in human society since the beginnings of agriculture and permanent settlements, more than 10,000 years ago.

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