We Are One

“It can happen anywhere at anytime with anyone and everyone. It’s free. No corporation can control it. It joins us and pushes us to go further. It’s contagious and it spreads quickly. It’s of the body. It’s transcendent.” – Eve Ensler on V-Day’s campaign, One Billion Rising As most of you likely know, I moved […]

Calling All Men: A UN Challenge

I am very much of the philosophy that the single most overlooked ingredient in the women’s movement is the inclusion of men. How can we expect to change the landscape without working with those who define it? We can’t. See my post for an example of one man who is taking a stand. This idea is catching […]

Enraging, Inexcusable, Cowardly

Please read to the end and sign the petition on Change.org. This story made me speechless. For those of you who know me, you know that’s a rarity. I cannot, will not, stay quiet on this issue until there is a public uprising akin to that we saw for Darfur that finally prompts international action. […]

Engaging Men in Gender Equality

It is an all-too-common misconception that activists in the women’s movement are, quite simply, angry, man-hating feminists. In the first place, this is an inaccurate portrayal of the women I know who fight for women’s rights, both domestically and globally. Sure, we get angry – but that is not the only motivating emotion. Indeed, it […]

Weekly Wrap Up: April 10, 2011

Two Calls for Attention on Congo Say No UNiTE, one of the UN Bodies addressing violence against women, released a video this week of Eve Ensler speaking at a Jewish Community Center in San Francisco about one of her latest projects, City of Joy. The City of Joy is a community in the Democratic Republic […]

The Crime is Being Raped

As I sit here writing this post, I am saying to myself, “this is unbelievable.” But the greatest tragedy in all of this is that it’s not only believable but it is also the reality of countless women around the world. In Libya I am past the point of trying to understand the government’s motives […]