Day: June 23, 2010

Don’t Resist: Resist!

There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt. ~Audre Lorde Hey y’all, thank you so much for all the incredibly thoughtful comments on my first two posts. (For those just now hopping on board,…

Australia’s First Female Prime Minister

After a successful leadership challenge this morning, Julia Gillard is now Australia’s first female prime minister! Not only that, but Gillard is left-wing even by Australian standards, with a strong background in the trade union movement. Perhaps even more surprising…

Happy Title IX Day!

On June 23, 1972, Title IX was enacted in the United States. Title IX requires that education institutions receiving federal funds not discriminate on the basis of gender. It applies to a range of practices, but has been most controversial…

Bits and Pieces

Animal Cruelty Syndrome: How abusing animals overlaps and intersects with abuse of human beings. Men who abuse women particularly do harm to animals as a way of exerting control over their human victims, and children who grow up in abusive…