But What About Feminist Porn?

Rebecca Whisnant / Sexualization, Media, & Society For over two decades now, I have taught, written, and spoken publicly about pornography from a feminist perspective. In the 1990s, the most common critical questions I received involved censorship and the law. In recent years, the focus has changed: when there are critical questions, they most often concern … Continue reading But What About Feminist Porn?

The U.S. is Losing the Climate Change War

By Will Falk, DGR Great Basin | Park Record We need to face the truth. In Park City, like everywhere in the world, we are losing the climate-change war. The Park Record’s November 18 article, “Environmentalists search for silver linings,” by David Hampshire, declared that Election Day was not a great day for environmentalists. To … Continue reading The U.S. is Losing the Climate Change War

No space for women

by Purple Sage A friend of mine went to an event recently and found the washrooms like this: The women’s washroom has been turned into a gender neutral washroom, and a sign on the door indicates women, men and in-between. The men’s washroom remains unchanged. Note: these are not single stall washrooms, they are group … Continue reading No space for women

Professor Watchlist fails in reasoned argument

     by Robert Jensen From a “critique” of my work on the latest Professor Watchlist, I learned that I’m a threat to my students for contending that we won’t end men’s violence against women “if we do not address the toxic notions about masculinity in patriarchy … rooted in control, conquest, aggression.” That quote … Continue reading Professor Watchlist fails in reasoned argument

Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Violence

This is part four of the series Protective Use of Force.  Find the first part at Choosing Effective Tactics for our Struggle, the second part at Defining Violence, and the third part at Different Forms of Violence.  Part five is here: Defining Nonviolence and Pacifism.       by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: The Problems with Violence

Indigenous Resolve ‘Stronger Than Ever’ as Feds Order DAPL Protest Camp Shut Down

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday informed Indigenous water protectors and their allies that they have nine days to vacate the main Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp—or else face arrest. "This decision is necessary to protect the general public from the violent confrontation between protestors and law enforcement officials that have occurred in this area, and to prevent death, illness, or serious injury to inhabitants of encampments due to the harsh North Dakota winter conditions," Col. John Henderson of the Corps said in a letter to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman Dave Archambault II.

Protective Use of Force: Different Forms of Violence

This is part three of the series Protective Use of Force.  Find the first part at Choosing Effective Tactics for our Struggle, the second part at Defining Violence, and part four at The Problems With Violence.      by Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK Societal violence Structural violence is the deaths and suffering … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Different Forms of Violence

India: Mining company targets Dongria’s sacred hills – AGAIN

A mining company in India has renewed its efforts to start mining on the sacred hills of the Dongria Kondh people, despite previous defeat in the Supreme Court, and determined opposition by the tribe. The Dongria Kondh consider the Niyamgiri Hills to be sacred and have been dependent on and managed them for millennia. Despite this the Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC), which previously partnered with British-owned Vedanta Resources, is once again attempting to open a bauxite mine there.

Abusive Men Make the Choice for Prostituted Women

Excerpt from Prostitution Narratives pages 82 to 83: I was a prostitute for three years. No one actually forced me physically into prostitution, but I also didn’t choose to grow up in a family with a drunken and violent stepfather. I didn’t choose to be sexually molested when I was 10 years old by a … Continue reading Abusive Men Make the Choice for Prostituted Women

The Arizona Tribe That Knows How to Stop a Trump Wall

     by Tristan Ahtone / Yes Magazine President-elect Donald Trump says that he will build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. It will stop undocumented immigrants from entering the country. It will stop drugs from entering the country. It will be 50 feet tall. It will be nearly a thousand miles long. And it … Continue reading The Arizona Tribe That Knows How to Stop a Trump Wall

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