Tag name : gender

Considering Freedom During Black History Month: Our Incomplete Project at Home and Abroad

Guest Blog by Brenda E. Stevenson, Ph.D. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” - The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, 1865 It is certainly fitting that during Black History Month 2015, we ...

socially power(less) pink

I'm spending the week with my godchildren just outside of Nashville. My nephew is 3, my niece is 2, and there is a newborn baby boy. (Yes, my best friend is 23 just like me. She's been happily married since she turned 18-- all the kids were very much wanted, and totally unplanned.) Kiddie bowls and silverware and sippy cups come in lots of bright colors, and the kids get to pick out which color th...

I Am a Woman

UniteWomen.org, equality, women's rights, domestic violence, rape, incest,

I am a woman Born of a woman of struggle The struggle of a time and place where choices not known kept the mind from soaring. The struggle of cultural expectations that dictated a future less than unknown potential. The struggle of being trapped by a fertile womb that neither time nor circumstance could hold at bay. The struggle of captivity tied to hell by ceremony and need that ...

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