You’re the ones who always claim that you became a feminist “when you had daughters” or that you have no idea how women “do it” in this world or that you know what “dogs men are.”
It’s not for me to judge whether or not we’re “better”, but I will say this: Do not misjudge our kindness, our sense of inclusiveness, our desire for peace, our insistence on justice, our fight for equality as “weakness.”
The patriarchal structure is upheld in part because it conveys a sense of order, but it also places all humans within the domain of a particular white man into being the realm of property. Let’s talk about Mr. Neeson’s racism and how rape culture affects rape survivors and their loved ones.
Do not expect Trump to leave the White House simply because he’s impeached or censured. When he doesn’t, watch carefully what happens and where alliances break and reform.
By: Lessa Leigh I’m feeling the surface tension between truths. Yesterday, I picked my children up from school and bought them hot chocolate mix from United Dairy…… Read more “On the Edge, In Between, Off Kilter”
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By: Lessa Leigh Before I delve into the mass murder by a terrorist at the Tree of Life Synagogue on the morning of October 27th, 2018, you…… Read more “Tree of Life Synagogue Massacre and the Dangerous Roots of Anti-Semitism”
By: Lessa Leigh I got called for jury duty this week. It had been several decades since I’d participated in our grand American system of citizen jurors,…… Read more “Trauma Porn: How the Courts Fail Jurors.”
By: Lessa Leigh Chances are good that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed onto the Supreme Court by the end of this week. We can keep our fingers…… Read more “#MeToo in the Slobbering Patriarchal Maw”
By: Lessa Leigh In my world, there’s a mantra I use to both inspire and ground me. When things get tough, when I’m feeling unappreciated, when nothing…… Read more “Doing the Work Is “Learning To Fly””