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Monthly Archives: November 2011

You Can’t Fight Child Abuse Without Fighting Ableism

The Internet was abuzz last week with the Hillary Adams case; a young woman bravely videotaped her father beating her as a teen, and uploaded the video to YouTube several years later, sparking an international discussion about child abuse. It’s a horrible video to watch, made more chilling when you realise the level of planning and [...]

I’m the Patriarchy and your War on Drugs keeps me healthy

I. There was once a Mazatec curandera, Maria Sabina, living in the mountains of Southern Mexico. She sang of other worlds and she made poetry with her songs. She sang like this: Because I can swim in the immense Because I can swim in all forms Because I am the launch woman Because I am [...]