“There’s such a whorephobia in the world. If you’re a prostitute, people don’t care what happens to you. Who’s going to cry for you?” she asks, plaintively. “It’s work, it’s real work.”
Sex education has the ability to give people of all genders and sexualities control of their bodies, and show them when their autonomy is being violated.
For the Hispanic and Latinx students of Tucson, AZ, knowledge of their heritage and awareness of existing systems of racial oppression is a means to confidence and self-empowerment.
Cissexism is the conscious or unconscious reinforcement of the belief that there are only two genders, determined at birth by one’s genitals. This belief results in the privileging of cisgender people and oppression of transgender, non-binary, and intersex people.
Privilege is a right or benefit, often in the form of power, given to certain people and not others by societal systems based on demographic characteristics like gender, race, wealth, or sexuality.
Fetishization is usually defined as the sexual fascination with things that are not inherently sexual. But when it comes to the fetishization of people because of their genders, races, or sexualities, it quickly becomes a means of oppression, subjugation, and dehumanization.
Making the effort to learn about and recognize microaggressions for what they are when they occur is a crucial first step both in learning how to stop perpetuating them and also learning how to cope with them.
Every woman, regardless of whether she was aware of it, has likely felt the self-hatred that comes with being female in a male dominated society.
Everything we do – all of our potential success – is dependent upon the quality of our education system.
The decision by the UC Regents to overwhelmingly approve (7 – 2) a plan to raise tuition over the next 5 years to $15,564 is absolutely infuriating. Why do the three UC chancellors get a 20% increase in their salary, when students now have to pay more for an education, even though education helps us give back to our society?