Despite a campaign driven by racism, Islamophobia and misogyny, some people have taken a wait-and-see attitude, thinking Trump’s rhetoric may have been just that, with no intention of following through.
His cabinet appointments should put that theory to rest, and this video from Think Progress provides a good summary of why we need to be alarmed and prepared to fight back.
We can hardly predict what the next four years hold for us, but the signs are anything but encouraging. We need to steel ourselves for the fight ahead, learn from the past and find comfort and encouragement anywhere we can, including books.
Here is some recommended reading for your holidays that feels just right for our political moment: Continue reading “10 books for our current political moment”
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A lot of people are reeling after a devastating election and searching around for the best ways to move forward. In this video for Mic.com, Black Lives Matter cofounder Opal Tometi offers 5 helpful things to keep in mind as we get ready to fight back.
It has certainly not gone unnoticed that women’s reproductive freedom has been at the mercy of mostly male politicians who have never had to grapple with the real impact of access to reproductive healthcare (except perhaps when arranging an abortion for a mistress). Just this past week, we saw two examples of men in power who are aggressively ignorant about the reality women deal with in this country and how abortion and birth control affect our lives. Continue reading “Politicians are ignorant about reproductive freedom, and we need to educate them”