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Independence from Corporate Rule and Plutocracy

While parades firecrackers and hotdog eating contests will be the focus of many this July 4, political independence from tyranny was the day’s origin. A new Declaration of Independence is needed from corporate rule and plutocracy, which increasingly describes our government. 304 more words

Is the Sex Trade Always about Victimizing Women?

This article in today’s Post-Gazette revisits an old debate in feminist circles about the sex industry: does sex work always victimize and exploit women? Or do women have agency and independence, and potentially gain economically and otherwise, from this labor? 367 more words


Elite Social Movement Responses to Education Reform

The debates over metro government and school unification have brought forward new voices and experiences. However, supporters as well as opponents of school unification who occupy socially advantaged positions, whether urban or suburban are willing to deploy their own resources, that is, social, cultural, and economic capital, to pursue their own perceived best interests. 1,533 more words


3, 2, 1 ... Launch!

I am thrilled to be launching this new blog at the same that I am developing the new Women’s Institute at Chatham University (my very exciting new job!). 174 more words


In (Rainbow) Light of Recent Events

No, this is not a coming-out post. Amidst church bells ringing and waving rainbow flags, I would like to address the issue that has made almost everyone gay over the last couple of days (including the White House, the last place you would think of as… 907 more words


What Do You Mean You're not a Chicana Feminist?

By Yolanda Catano

We live in a world of labels. We label everything and everyone. While this can make life easier, it has also been very problematic in my experience as a Mexican womyn* activist, advocate, and scholar. 774 more words

The Tiny House Movement

The Tiny House Movement is a famous description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. The tiny house trend is on the rise with more and more individuals, couples, and families choosing to trade in space for simplicity. 63 more words

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