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Feminisms – in the plural – as a politics of love

JESSICA HOFFMANN AND DARIA YUDACUFSKI

Intersectionality is the exact opposite of ‘divisive.’

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The everyday power of movement activism

LAURENCE COX
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Activism is normal; what’s strange is that we don’t see it that way.

What came before #MeToo? The ‘himpathy’ that shaped misogyny

LILIAN CALLES BARGER
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Kate Manne’s “Down Girl” describes the origins of a punitive social system that keeps women in their place by rewarding compliance and punishing resistance.

Feminisms – in the plural – as a politics of love

JESSICA HOFFMANN AND DARIA YUDACUFSKI

Intersectionality is the exact opposite of ‘divisive.’

openDemocracy.net - free thinking for the world

The everyday power of movement activism

LAURENCE COX
openDemocracy.net - free thinking for the world

Activism is normal; what’s strange is that we don’t see it that way.

What came before #MeToo? The ‘himpathy’ that shaped misogyny

LILIAN CALLES BARGER
openDemocracy.net - free thinking for the world

Kate Manne’s “Down Girl” describes the origins of a punitive social system that keeps women in their place by rewarding compliance and punishing resistance.



What came before #MeToo? The ‘himpathy’ that shaped misogyny

Kate Manne’s “Down Girl” describes the origins of a punitive social system that keeps women in their place by rewarding compliance and punishing resistance.

The everyday power of movement activism

Activism is normal; what’s strange is that we don’t see it that way.

Feminisms – in the plural – as a politics of love

Intersectionality is the exact opposite of ‘divisive.’

With the crisis of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation comes opportunity

All of us living through America’s crisis time need to remember that our strategizing brain lives within a whole person: acknowledge your feelings and turn to the group for support.

Art after money

Banksy’s prank on the art market rhymes with our common struggle against financialization’s shredding of society.

The DIY Central Bank

Asserting the moral right to repudiate debt may be the only way of rebuilding democracy.

How are we doing on a ‘Green New Deal?’

As the IPCC publishes its new report on global warming of 1.5 degrees, we need a political and economic stock-take.

What would a society designed for well-being look like?

Economic justice goes a long way to improving mental health up and down the socioeconomic ladder.

Entrepreneurs of hate

Where does hate come from, and why has it played such a role in recent political history?

All you need is love?

Transformative organizing fails to address the underlying conditions through which exploitative care relationships are generated and maintained.

If the soul is ignored long enough, the body rebels

Sometimes when I fill out death certificates I wish I could write the cause of death as poverty or racism.

Don’t click here to save the world – go to the theatre and get inspired

This is not a moment to ‘keep calm and carry on:’ the UK’s leading spoken word artists declare their rebel yell in south London.

Healing solidarity: re-imagining international development

NGOs and other aid agencies need to lead in the practice of re-distributing wealth and power—not just the theory.

The politics of Latinx recognition

A new fluid, multiracial and multicultural identity is emerging in American politics. Español

Welcome to barbershop therapy

Barbers in the US South are training as first responders to assist men with their mental health concerns.

What happens when mental health professionals also get sick?

It’s no wonder that almost half of all psychotherapists in the National Health Service say they feel depressed.

What should we teach our children about religion?

Learning about different worldviews is a critical component of education for democracy. 

Bringing love, compassion and humanity back into healthcare

Disability isn’t a deficit within a person, it’s a deficit in a culture that doesn’t accept or enable a person for who they are.

Why positive thinking won’t get you out of poverty

To say that poor people don’t have enough hope, tenacity and aspiration is to deny their agency as well as the size of the structural odds they face.

How does change happen? One man’s journey through the personal and the political

The first step to building a new world is to start living it, but don’t stop there.

How to help inmates heal after the trauma of prison

Half of all prisoners in American jails suffer from some sort of psychiatric disorder. Can prayer and meditation support them?

Seven ways to build the solidarity economy

We can transform capitalism by encouraging the ‘better angels of our nature.’

Love and hunger in breadline Britain

We need a moral and spiritual revolution to replace the culture of shame with a politics of love and solidarity.

How repression can fuel a movement

Repression often energizes resistance and undercuts the legitimacy of elites.

Trapped on Brexit Island

How did we get here, and how do we escape? Transforming education would be a start.

No justice without love: why activism must be more generous

I want to be a member of a thriving and diverse social movement, not a cult or a religion.

Why transforming the economy begins and ends with cooperation

Co-ops might not transform people, but the act of cooperation often does. 

No, the existence of trans people doesn’t validate gender essentialism

Finding the middle ground between our bodies and our cultural influences has always been a paramount idea in feminism—and the politics of transitioning are no different. 

Social activism and the economics of mental health

Apolitical volunteering is ill-equipped to address the structural causes of depression.

1968: The revolution that will not die

How conservatives won the counter-revolution after 1968—and how they might lose.

“The price on everything is love:” how a Detroit community overcomes a lack of city services

A range of neighbor-to-neighbor efforts address basic needs that aren’t met by local government.

Who can we trust?

How can we cultivate a healthy skepticism of our institutions even as we rely on them for information, knowledge, and crucially, protection from aspiring autocrats?

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other.

Navigating the white water of these turbulent times

The struggle for liberation has never been about safety; justice is gained by confronting reality, however dangerous it may be.

Why Boris is wrong about the burka

What is more offensive—concealing your face or misleading the public?

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