Why I Am Not Showing Up For “All Men Are Trash.” by Tina Phillips

Women have no obligation to be “nice” to men. Women don’t owe men anything. There is absolutely a place for anger of women and it is totally justified given how women are treated (mostly by men). However, what there is not a place for is dehumanization, and calling all men ”trash” is just that.  We…

One Tribe by Karl K.F.

I was born to a Latin-American father and an African-American mother. (For perspective, her birth certificate identified her as ‘negro.’). Racism does affect everyone, even between minority groups in the melting pot that is the D.C. area. Even as a child, I was told by some Latino classmates that I didn’t count among them. In…

Tea with Joe Hill By John Kaniecki

  Joe Hill and I had tea He let his biscuits soak They say America is free Man how they love to joke Ask Sacco and Vanzetti Ask Red Cloud and Crazy Horse And the way I see Is things are getting worse I said “Joe why ain’t you dead?” Righteousness is like Love my friend Laughed…

#MeToo Should Be About Transformation, Not Punishment by Tina Phillips

Ever since #MeToo jumped off I have noticed a concerning trend… Although many positive developments have arisen out of the movement, there have been some drawbacks, and one I am noticing is men being thrown under the bus. What is the price we pay for this “reckoning” in the long term? I am definitely not…

Tony Robbins: Misogynist Scam Artist An Interview by Tina Phillips

Interview with an anonymous person who attended Unleash the Power Within seminar in San Jose, CA in March 2018, in which Tony Robbins attacked the #MeToo Movement. How long were you at Unleash the Power Within event? 14 hours straight and that was only the first day. What were your initial impressions? That is was…

“Nobody talked about things like this.” by J. Richard Marra

I will never forget one burning summer day when, as a child, I played with my best friend, who was Jewish and whom I will refer to as “Morris.” Both of us were living the suburban American Dream during the mid-1950s, playing a trivia game about “America’s Pastime,” baseball. Our neighborhood, as many at that…

Our Bodies Are Not Our Own By Leigh Lyon

It more than likely starts with the first spanking… That is one of the most innocuous incidents I don’t remember if my mother or father ever spanked me, but I know a babysitter made me stand in the corner on one foot while he threw footballs at me and threatened me (with what I don’t…

The Ants Go Marching Two by Two by Danielle Zolondek

So I’m watching this documentary on ants and their efficient colonization, security, and transportation systems. It got my mind wandering (it was a documentary on ants) and I started to think about ways to make our system more efficient. It’s hard not to compare our society to flocks of sheep; directed by fear, just trying…