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Posted by: Molly Savard on 4/6/2015 | 0 Comments
Seemingly contradictory belief sets are not uncommon. Most people fail to see the interweaving connections between social issues; for example, how the NRA funds conservative politicians who support antigay legislation. And while I’m talking about Log Cabin Republicans and “let them do what they want” libertarians, I’m also talking about supposed “progressives.” Look at Patricia Arquette’s recent white feminist faux-pas – an all-too-common, off-the –cuff comment that embodies so much of what’s wrong with women’s rights activism. Or take any straight dude who considers himself a feminist because he posted on Instagram about women’s equal pay, but spits out “no homo” without realizing the weight of his words.
Posted by: Alexandra Curran on 3/17/2015 | 0 Comments
Patricia Arquette made a splash at this year's Academy Awards proclaiming 2015 the "time to have wage equality once and for all." But her comments backstage revealed just how far mainstream feminism needs to go before it is truly inclusive.
Posted by: Molly Savard on 2/3/2015 | 0 Comments
Language lets people express their grief, anger, and hope. Once an awkward status updater, Twitter is now an egalitarian platform aflutter with some of the most brilliant gatekeepers and makers of culture. The trending “Je suis Charlie” became a worldwide statement of solidarity in less time than it takes a traditional news organization to cover a terror attack.
Posted by: Nancy Austin on 11/17/2014 | 0 Comments
What happens after that dreaded knock on the door? A new film by Rhode Island independent film maker, Mitty Griffis Mirrer, brings us into the world of the thousands of American children whose lives are forever changed after their family receives word that a parent has been killed in combat or died while on active duty service.
Posted by: Molly Savard on 11/11/2014 | 0 Comments
The way a country cares for its women and veterans says a lot about that country — and we’re not looking so good. There are almost two million women veterans in the US, and sadly, they make up 10 percent of the homeless veteran population.
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