Many of us grew up being shamed for the way we were exploring our sexuality or gender as children. It continues regularly for adults too. This shame of such personal areas of our lives is difficult to hold at bay, but the fight is worth it. Shame makes it easier to manipulate us -- and we don't need to be ashamed for our sexualities or genders anyway. It's a basic human … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: Shameless Sex and Gender
I asked a man once if he had done any "hard time" in prison; he looked at me and slowly responded as he shook his head at me. "It's all hard time in there." Prisons in this country aren't benefitting society overall. A lot of innocent people end up in prisons and so do non-violent offenders. The detention of these individuals is an unjust violent punishment. (In case you … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: Prison Culture in the United States
Although slavery and human trade are outlawed, wars have been waged for emancipation, and documents drafted to uphold the basic human right of freedom, the evil practice is widespread. Although many Americans would like to believe this happens more in distant places than at home, the United States is amongst the worst offenders. Across the globe, human predators accumulate, … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: When Will Slavery End?
Microaggressions, like germs, are often so hard to see that some people find it easy to minimize their harm. However, we all know -- just because you can't see a germ, doesn't mean it isn't there or that it can't hurt anything. Educate yourself and others on the implications of microaggressions. They really exist -- and we need to see them, avoid them, and call them … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: What is a Microaggression?
Advertisements for brands and products are pressed onto us by a deluge of industries. These industries support an economy that promotes consumerist values for the gain of few at the expense of many. How can we resist this? What could possibly change this onslaught of values based on acquiring and consuming? Stop buying so much stuff. Stop using so much stuff. Stop … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: Changing Our Consumerist Ways