Author Archives: Cara

Blogging Against Disablism Day: Addressing Ableist Language

Today, May 1st, is Blogging Against Disablism Day. Blogging Against Disablism Day is hosted every year by Goldfish as an absolutely excellent blogswarm about ableism. (“Disablism” is synonymous with “ableism.” Disablisim is the term preferred in the U.K.; as someone … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Disability Issues, Discrimination | 65 Comments

May 1st: March for Immigration Reform

Tomorrow is May Day, and Reform Immigration for America is marking the day by holding marches in support of progressive immigration reform all over the U.S. Tens of thousands of people are expected to march in almost 100 locations across … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Holidays & Celebrations, Immigration, Politics | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Arizona Immigration Law: A Roundup

Recently, I wrote about a bill in Arizona that would require police to check the papers of those they “reasonably suspect” to be undocumented immigrants. Tragically, infuriatingly, and unforgivably, that bill has now passed both houses of the legislature and … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Immigration, Race & Ethnicity, Racism | Tagged , , | 47 Comments

Events in Remebrance of Amanda González-Andújar

You may have heard of the recent murder of Amanda González-Andújar. A man has been taken into custody in connection with her murder, which is undoubtedly good news, but González-Andújar is still gone, and hers is sadly yet another name … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, GLBTQ, Trans | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Thursday LOST Roundtable: The Last Recruit

Spoilers below! This week on LOST, most of our Losties try to leave the island, while Jack just wants to stay. In the sideways world, our characters are finding themselves either drawn or forced together. Check out our reactions below … Continue reading

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Prison Rape: Assault Shouldn’t Be a Part of the Sentence

This guest post is a part of the Feministe series on Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Liliana Segura is a senior editor at AlterNet.org and a board member of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. Trigger Warning “I’ve been raped, … Continue reading

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Clay and Harold: A Couple Forcibly Separated By Sonoma County

Recently making the rounds is a breathtakingly tragic story of an elderly gay couple that Sonoma County, California allegedly forcibly separated into different nursing homes, before possessing and selling off their property. It’s an incredibly upsetting story, so please be … Continue reading

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Record Store Day

Straying from our normal social justice focus, I want to take a moment to note that tomorrow, Saturday April 17th, is the 4th annual Record Store Day. Held primarily though hardly solely in the U.S. and UK, Record Store Day … Continue reading

Posted in Fun, Music | 17 Comments

Confronting Citizenship in Sexual Assault

This guest post is a part of the Feministe series on Sexual Assault Awareness Month. brownfemipower blogs at Flip Flopping Joy. Trigger Warning What does it mean to be a citizen? What does it mean to you to be a … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration, Racism, Sexual Assault | Tagged , , , , | 18 Comments

New York Domestic Workers Fight to Pass Bill of Rights

Via Equal Writes, the BBC has recently reported on the struggle of domestic workers in New York state to pass a bill of rights for those in their line of work. In this context, the term domestic workers refers to … Continue reading

Posted in Class, Discrimination, Domesticity, Labor, Race & Ethnicity, Racism, Work | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

We Are the Dead: Sex, Assault, and Trans Women

This guest post is a part of the Feministe series on Sexual Assault Awareness Month. C. L. Minou is a blogger and writer inhabiting a Great American Metropolis. In addition to her work at the Second Awakening, she has written … Continue reading

Posted in Sexual Assault, Trans | Tagged , , | 20 Comments

A Five-Year-Old on Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat” Video

A lot of really, really fabulous things have been written about Erykah Badu’s video for her song “Window Seat,” and I’m sure that you’ve come across many of them. But this post is the greatest thing that I’ve read on … Continue reading

Posted in Body image, Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture | Tagged | 6 Comments