Browsing All posts tagged under »Human Rights«

Why “Ms”?

January 29, 2020


One of the most annoying aspects of being a teacher is constantly being called out of my name. No, I don’t mean when a student loses their temper and goes off using profane phrases. I mean when students and colleagues insist on calling me “Miss” eddy, or, worse yet, when a principal shortened my first […]

Maple-Flavored Misogyny

January 27, 2020


Never again define 'feminism' as 'gender equality'.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

January 23, 2020


Bri is a high school student with a head full of rhymes, a notebook full of songs, and a heart full of ambition. She is determined to make it as a rapper, and she’s doing all she can to catch that Big Break. I have never, in all my life, met a character who is […]

Smile, Baby!

January 22, 2020


Females are expected to appear more friendly and happy than males are in public situations. This expectation is unfair, nonsensical, and certainly worth discussing...

Unraveling Racism @ Norwest Gallery

January 20, 2020


I am grateful to every member of the audience who has made the time to listen to the voices of these students, who have shared their stories so that eyes and hearts might be opened-- and so that the experiences of current and future students might be better.

Violating Student Civil Rights for Jesus

January 16, 2020


Today, the POTUS will embolden evangelical school employees in violating student civil rights by twisting the idea of religious freedom to mean freedom for Christians only.

Haunted By the Mockingbird Part 2

January 8, 2020


While I was not surprised by the fact that the novel stirred controversy, I could NOT have anticipated the reason for it--not in a million years!

Antiracist Book Club #1: Ibram Kendi

January 3, 2020


Please Join My Antiracist Book Club!!

Everyday Anti-Racism

October 23, 2019


What are you willing to do?

#MeToo Memory Lane #1*

October 21, 2019


I think these things will always trouble me...The powerlessness. The injustice. The rape culture. The misogyny. The dangers we face as girls and women, and how it never relents, and how, too often, there’s nowhere to turn for help.