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Tuesday Open Thread | Trump Encourages Violence

Donald Trump this week issued a thinly veiled threat of violence against his opponents, saying that members of the police, military and biker gangs could “play it tough” if they “reach a certain point.” 208 more words

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Recognizing Abuse by Karen Tate

I’ve been thinking a lot about abuse.  Of course, most of us know about the domination, exploitation and  need for control meted out by patriarchy, but I wonder if we have actually normalized many abuses?  1,571 more words


Upcoming Talk in Lahore, Pakistan

For readers in Pakistan, I am an invited speaker at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) next week. The talk is sponsored by the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative ( 104 more words


Eliza Grace Quinn’s response to another murder of a young woman in Melbourne raises the issue Is It Safe Here for Them?

Read this piece and reflect on how far we have not yet come in providing a society where everyone is safe from violence.


SheDecides Day 2019 - March 2nd

SheDecides is a global political movement driving change, fuelled by actions in communities, with young people at its heart.
We are united by the belief in the right of every girl and every woman, everywhere, to make the decisions only she should make. 10 more words


I recently posted about “He’s mean because he likes you here”  because I experienced such behaviours all through my schooling. I was the one who was developing way ahead of my peers, I stood out, I was the target for mean boys.

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Teaching Our Kids to be Violent

Teaching Our Kids to Be Violent

I’m in a very busy outside restaurant on the plaza in La Manzanilla, Mexico.  To the front and side of me are two long tables filled with 13 adults, children and teens who seem to be members of the same family.  672 more words