The written word is a vehicle for social change. The stroke of a pen can incite a call to action against unquestioned forms of injustice. For decades, journalism has been used as a medium to advance women's rights movements.
"The key to our success, as testified by history, is our national unity. We must protect our Islamic unity and brotherhood and adhere to it."
Maybe, in some small way, Asante's Belle will lead men the world over to recognize that equality and justice for all of humankind is the foundation of freedom, democracy and peace. Asante's Belle reminds us that women are as free by nature as the men we give life to.
There will be plenty of opportunities for sexual experiences on campus. The hook-up culture is seductive, but don't let wanting to be cool influence your decisions about sex.
Sorry, but I have to say this: Am I the only left-leaning person who finds Michelle Obama's #BringBackOurGirls tweet to be smug, opportunistic and worse than useless?
"Poverty, violence, ignorance, plunder, and deception are the fruits of the class society, based on profit-making at any cost."
Don't wear a short skirt, you might get raped. Don't be a smart girl, you might get kidnapped. As crazy as these statements sound, there is more truth...
This horrific act offends our common humanity and demands global outrage and action. We have a responsibility to rally behind the parents, people and government of Nigeria and bring the girls back home to safety.
"Against such a backdrop of fundamental, structural changes, the Taliban will not be able to dominate Afghanistan again. The free people of Afghanistan would never allow that scenario to be repeated."
I am writing as a blogger and graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill to express my concern about UNC's current unwillingness to join with other private a...
Parenting is hard work, but by increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, Congress would immediately improve the lives of 15 million women, including 4.8 million working mothers.
"My greatest fear is that after 10 years of efforts to promote women's rights, a group may take over the political power that does not believe in women's identity or even the fact that they are human beings."
We moms are used to temper tantrums and irrational behavior. We get it from our kids, we get it from elected officials and we get it from the right-wing media. (At least one of those groups will grow out of it, we tell ourselves.) That doesn't mean we're going to put up with it.
I am suggesting that our spectrum is one in which there is nowhere where girls and women are not for sale. Some of us, depending on where we live and what we look like, are simply considered more valuable and expensive than others.
The kidnapping of the Nigerian schoolgirls is a crisis of our humanity. What will become of us if half of humanity is not fully safe, empowered and free? We will all perish. Let us begin to repair the world today.