Social Justice

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10 thoughts…on mental illness, abuse, and survivors

Why arguments conflating mental illness with abuse are dangerous and do a disservice to survivors of abuse and oppression.

by × August 2, 2013 × 11 comments
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Let’s Talk About Names: Ali, hooks, Lee Boggs

The relationship individuals have with their names is influenced by myriad individual and cultural experiences, alongside those that are social and political.

by × March 22, 2013 × 7 comments
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Review: Chris Stedman’s “Faitheist”

My review of Chris Stedman’s book Faitheist, on interfaith activism between religious and nonreligious people, is on the Bitch Magazine blog today

by × March 20, 2013 × Comments are Disabled
Mitt Romney vs. Jesus

Mitt Romney vs. Jesus

Want to tumble this post? Got you covered. Mitt Romney: “There are 47 percent who are with [President Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to […]

by × September 17, 2012 × Comments are Disabled
Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

I’m really excited to see that there’s a full documentary coming out about Angela Davis – a Black Panther leader, radical Black feminist scholar, and (until 1991) a Communist Party member – particularly her life as a fugitive and her 1971 trial for trumped up murder charges.

by × September 12, 2012 × Comments are Disabled
[Urgent Petition] The Invisible Lives We Do Not See

[Urgent Petition] The Invisible Lives We Do Not See

Update: Sadly, Polo was deported back to Mexico on Aug. 31. Supporters of the petition on his behalf received the following message: All, Thank you so much for taking the time to sign our petition. Sadly, Polo was deported back to Mexico today, but not before he and his family […]

by × August 28, 2012 × Comments are Disabled
No “neutral” in the “culture war”

No “neutral” in the “culture war”

Trigger warning: anti queer and anti trans hatred, transmisogyny, misgendering. One of my e-mail accounts got on the American Family Association’s mailing list, somehow. Don’t ask me how; I mean, an atheist trans woman is precisely the wrong audience for an evangelical anti-queer group’s newsletter. I’ve never unsubscribed, though, and […]

by × August 20, 2012 × 9 comments
What does it mean to “unite against the war on women?”

What does it mean to “unite against the war on women?”

Yesterday there were rallies to Unite against the war on women all across the U.S. to protest political attacks on women’s and reproductive rights. I attended and spoke at my local rally and gave some brief remarks on the importance of being intersectional in how we think about and take action to […]

by × April 29, 2012 × 5 comments
The privilege and silence of white “beyond evangelicals”

The privilege and silence of white “beyond evangelicals”

Trigger warning: racism, racialized violence, silence and enabling around racial violence. [Ed note:] I’ve been really appalled (not to say surprised) by the silence from most prominent white evangelicals – liberal, moderate, and conservative – on the Trayvon Martin case. There are a few popular white Christian bloggers and publications […]

by × March 24, 2012 × 3 comments