Poetry Magazine’s Landays: Poetry of Afghan Women http://bit.ly/12raltn I call. You’re stone. One day you’ll look and find I’m gone. The teenage poet who uttered this folk poem called herself Rahila Muska. She lived in Helmand, a Taliban stronghold and one of the most restive of Afghanistan’s thirty-four provinces since the U.S. invasion began on October 7, 2001. Muska, like many...read more
Posts Tagged "Gender"
The maker of a mannequin that bleeds when shot, and was named ‘The Ex,’ pulls the product. But that’s not the end of it. It’s as if a bunch of guys at a local gun shop had a contest to see who could come up with the most offensive target, then followed it up with an equally lunk-headed discussion about what name would deflect enough criticism and cover their posteriors...read more
Until now, we’ve been far too comfortable with men occupying a lethargic role in the sexual and reproductive rights movement: that of passive allies. And while it’s imperative that communities and individuals most marginalized by reproductive oppression lead the way in building a new future, it’s also critical that we situate an analysis of masculinity in the reproductive justice...read more
Finally, a beautiful young woman who will be able to make this lesson stick. Thank You Caroline Heldman especially for quoting much of lines Media Watch has used for decades about the importance of recognizing sexual objectification and, of course, the END.. which I won’t spoil for you .. WATCH IT It is unfortunate that within our surface-oriented culture the majority are unable and...read more
Celebrating the Prince of Peace in the Land of Guns Posted: 12/24/2012 9:00 am After watching the deranged, delusional National Rifle Association press conference on Friday, it was clear that the Mayan prophecy had come true. Except the only world that was ending was the NRA’s. Their bullying power to set gun policy in this country is over. The nation is repulsed by the massacre in...read more