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Susan Brison

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We Need a Violence Against Women Act That Includes All Victims Now

(14) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 12:07 PM

In the summer of 1990, while on a morning walk in the French countryside outside Grenoble, I was jumped from behind, beaten, raped, strangled, hit in the head with a rock, and left for dead in the bottom of a ravine. From the moment I realized what was happening, I...

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An Open Letter from Black Women to SlutWalk Organizers

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 1:37 PM

I endorse and post this letter in solidarity with -- and with the permission of -- the original signers:

An Open Letter from Black Women to the SlutWalk

September 23, 2011

We, the undersigned women of African descent and anti-violence advocates, activists, scholars, organizational and spiritual leaders wish...

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Let Vermont Move Forward on Marriage Equality: an open letter to Governor Jim Douglas

(5) Comments | Posted March 29, 2009 | 3:47 PM

The Honorable Jim Douglas
Governor of Vermont
109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609-010

Dear Governor Douglas,

Fifteen years ago, my husband Tom and I bought our house in Thetford, Vermont, partly for the spectacular view of the mountains across the Connecticut River in New Hampshire,...

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The Audacity of the Presidential Inauguration Committee: or This Land is Whose Land?

(213) Comments | Posted January 18, 2009 | 10:13 PM

I was looking forward to watching the Inaugural Concert with my son this afternoon. Really looking forward to it. I'd heard that it was being broadcast on HBO, but I'd also heard that it HBO would let non-subscribers watch it for free.

It wasn't obvious to me, though, how,...

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Backwards, in High Heels

(45) Comments | Posted October 14, 2008 | 4:57 PM

Watching John McCain and Sarah Palin on the campaign trail, I'm reminded of Katherine Hepburn saying, of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, "He gives her class, and she gives him sex." Palin galvanized McCain's campaign by giving him both (in exchange for a potential ticket to the White House), though...
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