Brave Enough to Be Angry
Not only are women expected to weather sexual violence, intimate partner violence, workplace discrimination, institutional subordination, the expectation of free domestic labor, the blame for our own victimization, and all the subtler, invisible cuts that undermine us daily, we are not even allowed to be angry about it.
You’re wrong. Your memo was a great example of what’s called “motivated reasoning”—seeking out only the information that supports what you already believe.
while a witty, vivacious atmosphere can be enjoyable, polite positivity shouldn’t prohibit discussion of traumas and crises with close friends.
Awesome use of #VR
Dharavi Diary gives girls from underprivileged communities the tools to create their own relevant apps.
The premise of the venture is his belief that storytelling and technology should play a bigger part in learning—a world away from India’s system of rote learning. “When you understand the process of creation, you care more, which is completely missing in our education system. Through this (project), I get to inculcate an attitude of questioning the status quo,” Ranjan, who is from Muzaffarpur, a small town in Bihar, said.
The practice of learning someone else’s story well enough to retell it as your own builds an intimacy between the participants, and might spark a desire to do something more within the community.
This isn’t about whether what Griffin did was really so bad, but our collective inability to prioritize a system of shared values. Holding up the decapitated head of the president is deeply disturbing, but so was Trump’s mocking of a disabled reporter and bragging about sexually assaulting women on the Access Hollywood tapes. We’re all well aware that Trump’s list of unforgivable infractions is longer than a Costco receipt, and yet he occupies our highest office, supremely unscathed.
This can be said about a lot of things- politics, activism, etc.
I don't feel disingenuous for suddenly caring more. After all, change only happens when people care.
I really identify with this. The article goes on to talk about 2 different types of empathy- one where you can understand someone else's perspective and the other where you actually put yourself in their shoes. It talks about how the latter is exponentially more exhausting and emotionally draining.
I truly believe that I feel just as exhausted and emotionally drained in both cases-- I hate seeing anyone feel a bad way not just bc I don't want it for myself but bc I don't want it for that person either, stranger or not.
Empathic people who easily take on other people’s feelings can spend their days feeling overwhelmed, hurt, and heavyhearted.
Every single Republican must make a decision: Insist on full-throated, independent investigation of the firing, or be party to a possible cover-up. Every candidate for office in 2018 must be asked a question: If it is determined that Trump fired Comey to interfere with the Russia probe, would that representative vote for impeachment/senator vote to convict? Yes, it really has come to that.
"We take this as a sign that Trump and his team prefer to cater to fossil fuel interests and state land grabs for unsustainable development, rather than preserve a vital part of our nation's heritage for future generations by protecting federal lands owned by every citizen," the Patagonia statement read.
In the midst of one of the most activated, energized, ground-up movements in modern Democratic political history — where the energy is coming from women who remain underrepresented in state and federal legislatures — the Unity Tour, with its two men making pronouncements about what the party should do next, felt exceedingly out of touch. And the dynamic — the women doing the labor of organizing and protesting and campaigning, knocking on doors and making calls and sending postcards, while guys speak from the microphones about the need to compromise on their rights — is depressingly retro.
The more you understand about the world, the better you'll be able to creatively address its problems.
The F.D.A. is simply doing its job by protecting public health.
I sat on my couch, thinking about how a woman and a child were dead because of how our culture teaches men to think about women: as things, as theirs, as threats to their own masculinity and identity when they do not comply and obey.
Judge Abdus-Salaam was a pioneer with an “unshakable moral compass.
When you get down to it, like everything else in America today, this is about the haves and the have-nots. If you’re in first class, you don’t need to worry about shock troops coming and beating you until you get out of the seat that you bought. If you’re not in first class, you’re on your own. If you’re in the top one percent on Wall Street, you turn a tidy profit off the whole ordeal. This is what class warfare looks like.
It matters because independent American breweries create beers for their local regions. They invest in their communities. They employ local workers. And they pay taxes — local, state and federal. American craft brewing is American manufacturing that doesn’t outsource these well-paying American jobs.
The resistance is about fighting the ascendance of the regressive, destructive, and dangerous ideology of white nationalism that has raised its ugly and pathetic head once more in human affairs.
This is disgusting. Police are supposed to help those in need, not abuse them further.
Maplewood officials concluded that Ms. Watson should be removed from her home and banished from the city because she made calls for help with domestic violence, even though it was clear from the city’s own records that her ex-boyfriend had physically assaulted her
Such an important issue
exploring ways to slow the automation wave, allowing government and business to put in policies that help people transition. “It may be that government needs to play a role in regulating automation over time, so we can absorb job displacement at a rate that’s more sustainable for our country,” she says.
Female sexuality and intelligence are not inversely related
As though having female body parts is a choice. As though men don’t owe their lives and existence to the bodies of women.
organizers across movement spectrums must find each other. We cannot organize in silos, or we will be out-organized by white supremacy.
Private citizens have standing to sue over environmental issues, a principle established during the 1960s by litigation from Scenic Hudson. If the E.P.A.’s authority wanes, that citizen power from a half-century ago is likely to be invoked more than ever.
It’s not wrong for Americans who care about the EPA to be concerned right now. Many Republicans want to see its powers diminished or removed altogether. But Congress will not attempt to curb the EPA’s influence by closing it outright. Instead, it will wage war on the agency through a thousand little cuts—through bills, through joint resolutions, and through budget riders.
Flynn should be booted. The evidence is strong that he lied and that he cozied up to Moscow while it was assaulting American democracy. Worse, for a supposed national security maven, he acted in a stupid manner and practiced awful tradecraft.
Please don’t be complacent and too comfortable with your life. Be aware of what has happened over the years, decades and literally centuries to get you here. Women fought and died. People march to make other people aware; pay attention, please, lest you lose it all. Lest we all lose it all.
To those women who say they are "tired of feminists" or are rallying behind the #NotMyMarch hashtag... All women, yes YOU, owe marchers and feminists past and present for the rights you currently enjoy. Your daughters, nieces and granddaughters will continue to need (and hopefully join the ranks of) marchers and feminists to protect and expand those rights in the future. Read this article, it says it better than I can.
You can make your own choices, speak and be heard, vote, work, control your body, defend yourself, defend your family, because of the women who marched.
there is a lesser-known civil rights figure without whom Dr. King’s work—and nothing less than the entire civil rights movement of the 1960s—may not have succeeded, and whose absence from the iconography of American history is a disservice to all citizens: Ella J. Baker.
The leaders of the Women’s March should be applauded for taking an uncompromising stance on the most urgent political matters of our time,
Radical candor, then, results from a combination of caring personally and challenging directly. But what does it look like in practice? Scott has created an acronym to help people remember:
HHIPP: “Radical candor is humble, it’s helpful, it’s immediate, it’s in person — in private if it’s criticism and in public if it’s praise — and it doesn’t personalize.” That last P makes a key distinction: “My boss didn’t say, ‘You're stupid.’ She said, ‘You sounded stupid when you said um.’ There's a big difference between the two.”
Instead of our parents teaching us how to navigate an untrustworthy world, teach your sons to change it.
Amazon took the experience of grocery shopping and turned it into a design problem, where the default answer — making grocery shopping an online experience — was ignored in favor of identifying and solving the problems users encounter while shopping in-person, like long lines. They also incorporated aspects of online grocery shopping that people enjoy, like meal kits, into their solution.
“If we aren’t going to use the Electoral College to stop a demagogue like Mr. Trump, there’s no reason to have it.”
I have read and shared so many articles about all of the topics addressed in this piece. NONE of those previous articles compare to this.
Every precious ideal must be reiterated, every obvious argument made, because an ugly idea left unchallenged begins to turn the color of normal. It does not have to be like this.
the leaders who make the biggest contributions to history and humanity generally are not the ones we perceive to be 'strong leaders.' Instead, they tend to be the ones who collaborate, delegate, and negotiate — and recognize that no one person can or should have all the answers."
Fifteen years ago, I swore an oath to defend my country and Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. On Dec. 19, I will do it again.
Since the election, it has received more than $15 million from 241,480 donors, according to Mark Wier, the ACLU’s chief development officer. About half of that, $7.2 million, came in the five days after Nov. 8. By comparison, after the 2012 presidential election, the ACLU received $27,806 in the same amount of time, Wier said.
“We are on the hunt for other domestic opportunities for products we sell and other things we do,” said Howard D. Schultz, chief executive of Starbucks. “There has to be a sense of urgency about action, and since we’re not likely to find it in Washington between now and the election, it’s time for companies and businesses to step up and find a balance between profitability and responsibility.”
Let us be vigilant in counteracting the volume of words the media is now propagating advocating acceptance, complacency and the normalization of oppression.
My sites were picked up by Trump supporters all the time. I think Trump is in the White House because of me. His followers don’t fact-check anything — they’ll post everything, believe anything. His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact. Like, I made that up. I posted a fake ad on Craigslist.
The two tech giants will no longer allow fake news sites to use their ad-selling services, the latest reaction to accusations that a flood of misleading internet content influenced voters during the U.S. presidential campaign.
Ignore the epithet: these electors would not be remotely faithless; this act would be faithful to the letter and intent of the Constitution. It would be patriotic.
At a deeper level, both parties need an economic program that can deliver middle-class jobs. Republicans have one: Unleash American business. Democrats? They remain obsessed with cultural issues. I fully understand why transgender bathrooms are important, but I also understand why progressives’ obsession with prioritizing cultural issues infuriates many Americans whose chief concerns are economic.