Banning ‘Bossy’ Won’t Help Black Women and Girls Seeking Justice

April 14, 2014

This article by Echoing Ida's Amber J. Phillips originally appeared on RH Reality Check.  Recently, Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg, Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez, and friends introduced a new campaign, called Ban Bossy, meant to encourage girls to lead by banning the use of the word when...

My Queer Chicana Eye on My Brother’s Keeper

April 9, 2014

This post by Carmen Iniguezwas originally posted as part of the Movement Strategy Center's "Let's Talk" Gender Justice series. I am a queer Chicana building an alliance with boys and men of color. The connections between who I am and who I work with may not seem obvious to you or to many people,...

What Do "House of Cards," "Joyous Sex" and Title IX Have in Common?

April 8, 2014

Answer: they are all topics Echoing Ida writers covered in the blogosphere last week."Don’t all people deserve to have safe and joyous sex even if they're poor?" That's the question Renee Bracey Sherman asked in her most recent article on In "Black Women's Health Care in Crisis,"...

April 16th, 2014

"For many young people, whether they are experiencing harassment on campus or at work is just a matter of the time of day. Addressing sexual harassment and violence on a college campus has to address the dynamics of campus life–addressing these issues in the workplace has to take in to account the fear of losing the shifts that allow students to attend classes or the worry of losing a job and the ability to pay tuition and child care." Forward Together Deputy Director Moira Bowman via Choice USA

Sexual Harassment in the Lives of Working Students | ChoiceWords
I saved up money to go to college by working in restaurants–and continued working at restaurants my first year of school. Some days I sat fancy people at fancy tables and served them fancy food and cocktails. Other days, I slung what felt like hundreds of plates of deep fried fish cozied up to big s...

April 15th, 2014

"What I think is important about this story is that it shows that every part of our lives, can and is political. Where you get your food (and whether or not you are able to access a grocery store), where you live (and what you can afford to rent), transportation, treatment in medical facilities, education, all of these things can be, and I would argue, should be, sites for political action, as well as resistance."

Beyond the Politics of Voting
By Alexandra Moffett-Bateau As a political scientist, during any given election year, I’m bombarded with questions about my assessment of the current electoral slate. The look of disappointment is always palatable when I tell folks that, that isn’t what I do. After all, what good is a black politi...

April 15th, 2014

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