Hello, I am a woman. I have been subject to harassment, assault, and intimidation because I am a woman. I have also been ignored, dismissed, jokingly told to go make a sandwich, and gaslighted because I am a woman.

When I read about intimate partner violence or when I see yet another think piece on a female politician’s opportunism, I feel rage and indignation well up inside my chest. I press my lips together and sigh in disgust because I am so, so tired of women being harmed for being women. …

So, there we were. Day three or four of arguing about a hat and other assorted white-people nonsense (everyone: leave Oprah alone). There was some flouncing, several accusations of division, and even a few invocations of the First Amendment. There was also some teaching, some learning, and maybe some laughing and/or crying too.

In response to all of this, one of Marching Onward’s awesome admins posted a post so good, there might have been discussions about marriage proposals. We’re sharing Vivian’s words here because they’re right and righteous and necessary:

The first 11 days of 2018 have been a bit…

How to Talk about Race and Racism

Racism is an ever-present force in American culture and society, and we are all influenced by its effects. Since the issue of racism often comes up in social media and person-to-person interactions, here are some suggestions to help you navigate these types of conversations:

A. Racism is prejudice plus power.

If you were to look up the definition of “racism” in a dictionary, you would find that it says “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.”

Sounds pretty straight…

Marching Onward: Who We Are

In the wake of the questionable legitimacy of the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency, our nation has been suffering under the extreme stress of incompetent leadership; we are enduring a rise in racism, sexism, antisemitism, xenophobia, anti-Islamic bias, trans/homophobia, and rampant harassment and discrimination of immigrants. Our motivation for holding a march on Washington, D.C., is to serve as a reminder to the current administration that there is no mandate for the extreme policies that are being pursued. Additionally, we seek to honor the popular vote win of 2.8 …

We are witnessing an interesting moment in American culture. Activists and writers such as Anita Hill, Tarana Burke, and Jessica Valenti have been sounding the alarm about the ease with which men harass and abuse women for years, but #metoo seems to be gaining momentum in ways that feel more powerful or significant than the (many) previous reckonings we’ve seen. Only time will tell if we are watching a real, substantive change in how our society treats perpetrators of sexual abuse and misconduct, but for now, you probably can’t get very far on social media without coming across a discussion…

Marching Onward

We are part of the 65 million people who voted for Hillary Clinton, and our voices will not be disregarded or silenced.

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