The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Frederick Douglass


A speech given at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852

“Rape is a problem of control, not sex…linked to general disrespect & dominance.”


Jimmy Savile, Rape Culture and the Lessons for Us All

Your Truth is Not the TRUTH

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My shoe doesn’t fit your foot, so why should your truth fit my reality?

How to Build an Empire


A powerful poem from Jessica Server on the wages of imperialism, many of which we’re still encountering in the “post-colonial” world.

Do You Know How Religious Texts are Used to Justify Persecution?

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Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld has compiled the evidence to show us how it is done.

Why Men Need a Movement (And Why It Isn’t “Men’s Rights”)


Matthew Dean believes that fighting for other people is noble. And he believes that fighting for women and women’s rights is noble. But he also sees the need for men to fight for the specific issues that impact them.

Environmental Justice v. Science Deniers

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Why are the conservative leaders of the U.S.A. in complete denial about environmental oppression?

Calling Out Oppression & the Kansas Jewish Community Murders

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Warren Blumenfeld reminds us that on the spectrum from occasional microaggressions to full-blown genocide, there is no such thing as an “innocent bystander.”

Bravery in the Ivy League


Kyle Ashlee discusses the reality of discrimination at Dartmouth College and the importance of student activism in creating change at a school that is often thought to be perfect.

Russia Declares Discrimination Newest Olympic Sport

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Michael Rohrbaugh wants to make sure the world knows that millions of LGBT live with the daily threat of violence and persecution.

“I Got 99 Problems and Palsy is Just One.”


Wilkine Brutus highlights Maysoon Zayid and her work to show the world that “disability is as visual as race.”

Can You Support Human Rights AND Enjoy the Olympics?

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Sochi is upon us, and Kile Ozier asks: Is money more important than human rights?

The Staircase of Oppression – It Begins With a Stereotype

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Raoul Wieland digs into the nitty gritty details of how even seemingly harmless stereotypes lead to outright racism and oppression.

Confusion between “Diverse Opinions” and “Oppressive Characterizations”

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld on Duck Dynasty, religion and the maintenance of heterosexual male hegemony, privilege, and power.

Russell Brand Calls For Revolution, I Call For Evolution


Mike Sliwa reminds us that time is short and inspiration can come from the strangest places.

The Blame Game


Mike Sliwa believes blame has replaced responsibility and therefore reinforced dominant points of view.