With Thanksgiving week upon us, it is important to acknowledge the difficulties that Native American communities continue to face over control of sovereign lands. Native Americans have long participated – and continue to participate – in the fight to protect these lands from the federal government’s pipeline plans. The recent Keystone Pipeline oil spill in […]
Native American art holds deep meaning and purpose, especially for a community that has had its rights trampled on by the government again and again. Not only are treaties signed with Native communities ignored by the government every day, but Native Americans are also disproportionately affected by discriminatory policing and mass incarceration, poverty, and lack […]
During the month of November, we will be profiling some amazing Indigenous activists and trailblazers. To kick us off, here are a few incredible women who have led (and are continuing to lead) on myriad issues surrounding both Indigenous peoples’ and women’s rights. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson “Coming to know also requires complex, committed, consensual engagement. […]
Note: This is a guest blog from Karrieann Soto Vega, a PhD Candidate in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program in the Writing Studies, Rhetoric, & Composition Department, currently working as a Teaching Associate in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Syracuse University. Her research and pedagogical interests span decolonial feminist efforts and Puerto Rican […]
The effects of environmental racism and ignoring women’s needs come at a significant cost to society.
Let me say for the record that I’m that vegan everyone teases/hates when I go out with people to a party or even when we order lunch in the office. I can tell you 10 different ways a burger is bad for you without even getting into whether or not it came from McDonalds. But […]
Forgive this corny segue, but I thought of it and now I can’t resist: Cycles abound in environmentalism. There’s the water cycle, the recycling system, and cycling to work to reduce one’s carbon footprint. There’s a fourth kind of cycle that doesn’t get the press it should, however, and that’s the menstrual cycle. Mother Jones […]
In 2003, I sat in my eighth grade sexual education class, listening to my teacher explain to us that abstinence was the only way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. As one could predict, later that year one of my classmates, despite having looked terrified during the discussion of STIs, became pregnant at the […]
On Earth Day, it’s not uncommon to see “Go Green” posters and signs around town, but it feels like more and more we are seeing this slogan in stores, with “green” products or all kinds being sold everywhere you look. Consumerism-masked-as-environmentalism seems to be at an all-time high, where the word green is no longer […]
The Feminist Majority Foundation unites with our union brothers and sisters to demand justice for farm workers!