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Rape prevention strategies for women can be empowering, and it is urgent that we use them when they prove effective.
But the origins of the apology do. Why do I apologize? Why do I concede? Why is it my reflex to assume that I am sitting on someone else’s bench?
Going from cosmetics aisle to coffee shop, all I had done in the last hour was consume, buy, spend money on things I did not truly need when so many people in the world barely have access to clean water or own any clean clothes.
But beyond the influence of money, connections, and privilege on our elected officials, consider too how these factors influence their staffs: Unpaid internships exist as a huge privilege for the well-to-do in getting jobs in government.
In order for there to be true body acceptance, we need to end the double standards.
If Planned Parenthood isn’t making any profits off their tissue donations or conducting illegal abortions, then they don’t have anything to hide.
Historical research can be fascinating and beautiful and challenging and mysterious, but the first time I learned that wasn’t in an archive. It was in a theater.
Occasionally, the self-reflection is snapped without warning by the harsh hand of a startling billboard or sign. Signs along our highways in America, especially in the South, can sometimes be provocative or rude or even hateful.
Perhaps understanding the physical universe is the key to understanding the metaphysical one. Perhaps a longer look at the detritus of my ambition will help me come to terms with the nature of it.
When more men choose to enter caring professions or even embrace traditionally feminine roles working at home, progress towards gender equality will happen more quickly.
When we see these things happening on a stage with real people the range of what it is acceptable to think and to believe widens.
In this lose-lose situation, it’s impossible for women to win.
It's a statement that tries to reconcile do-gooder inclinations and the economic theory learned in an intro class.
I live by stories. I use them to read the world. What is a life without a narrative? Something transient, and impenetrable, and terrifying to me.