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Isla Vista Killings and Misogyny
A brutal attack on May 23, 2014, in Isla Vista, California left six people dead and several others wounded. Misogyny played a part in this awful tragedy, and demonstrated how all women are affected by sexism.
It's a Girl Review
Itís a Girl is a documentary about the topic of the global gendercide of girls. Gendercide is the mass extermination of a gender group. Itís a Girl explores reasons why gendercide is taking place through stories and factual information from the documentary makers and scholars.
Malala Yousafzai's Message to the United Nations
At only 16, Malala Yousafzai has already become a fierce advocate for human rights. Her speech before United Nations leaders further demonstrated her keen intelligence, unconquerable spirit, and big plans to change the world. Read on and feel uplifted by her contagious optimism and courage.
Michael Brown Shooting
In August 2014, a young black man was shot and killed by the police in Ferguson, Missouri. He was unarmed and had his hands in the air. Racial bias in the criminal justice system is a real problem and something needs to change.
Mother Jones Book Review
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1837-1930) was a labor and community coordinator who became involved in the union movement during the brutal industrial revolution. Her successful activism for workers' rights earned her the title of "the most dangerous woman in America" during her time.
Obstetric Fistula in Developing Nations
Obstetric fistula is a problem that many women in developing nations can experience after difficult labors. It can lead to many health problems and even social isolation.
Privilege is the concept that some people are inherently given more advantages based on race, gender, social class, and other things. In order to have meaningful dialogues in human rights, we need to be aware of our own privilege and how it influences our world view.
Review - The Social Justice Advocateís Handbook
Sam Killermannís friendly writing makes you feel like youíre chatting with him in person, rather than reading his great book! Click to read more about his book, 'The Social Justice Advocateís Handbook: A Guide to Gender.'
Slavery - Not a Thing of the Past
Think that slavery was only a problem for our ancestors? Think again. Slavery is alive and well - and we need to do something about it.
Social Media and Activism
Can a hashtag change lives? It just might for over 200 kidnapped girls in Nigeria; social media has brought their story to the entire world.
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