If the worst happens, one too-young man asks to be remembered as “who I was, not who the media portrays me to be.”
You cannot be neutral to oppression and be a good person.
If we refuse to acknowledge the existence of inequality, we cannot truly heal its countless negative effects.
If we uncover our own power, we might stop trying to take power from others, and we might stop trying to convince others of our worth.
If your child were being bullied at school, would you ask your child to befriend the bully, or worse, smile as the bully beat them up?
If we approach life as an opportunity to be an ally to women by breaking the old patterns of oppression, we will start to see these patterns everywhere.
I discovered what it is like to be a woman who is not listened to and suppressed. And what men can do to fill this gender gap.
Ideological, Institutional, Interpersonal, & Internalized Oppression
We are all different, as we come from different backgrounds, experience different hardships, and come to have different perspectives on the world.
The progression, or lack there of, for LGBTQ equality.
While many Christians view proselytizing as offering the gift of Jesus to the “unbelievers,” many if not most individuals of other faiths and many non-believers consider this as not merely an imposition or as manipulation, but, in fact, consider this as a form of oppression.
“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
As a White person, Jaime Utt is so frustrated in how so many of us are blaming people of Color for their own oppression and condemning them for expressions of grief and rage that make us uncomfortable and afraid. If you find yourself doing that, read this.
Instead of telling your black friends that you hope things will get better, show them how you are working to make things better.
What is happening within the hearts and minds of Eastern Michigan University students who are willing to tell a Native elder to “go back to the reservation”?
James St. James challenges the notion that the term “cisgender” adds to divisions between people, and suggests the term can help encourage healing.