Tag Archive for social justice

30 Days of Social Justice 29: Sexual/Affectional Orientation/Asexuality #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

Sexual Orientation is who you prefer to have sex with (if at all). Romantic/Affectional Orientation is who you like to be in intimate relationships with. These are very basic definitions and there are many types of sexual and romantic orientations. I suggest learning about them. (If you’re wondering: pansexual pan-romantic. I’m also polyamorous…well, nominally. Usually […]

30 Days of Social Justice 28: Sexism #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

I think some people think that sexism and misogyny are the same, and there is definitely plenty of overlap. In fact, some would claim that what I talk about in my misogyny post is sexism, but misogyny is the active hatred of women or the feminine. Sexism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination that comes with […]

30 Days of Social Justice 27: Microaggressions/Trigger Warnings #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

There’s been a great deal of flak given to micro-aggressions and trigger warnings lately. Mostly with the idea that it is somehow coddling people and making things too “nicey nice” for people. Most recently there was an article in The Atlantic about it. (The Mary Sue did a great follow up to the Atlantic’s article.) The […]

30 Days of Social Justice 26: Racism #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting #blacklivesmatter

I could have written about racism here, but I think it’s important to hear the lived experiences of those who are directly effected by racism. I have had the honor and privilege to interview many People of Color (and others) about racism, religion, and intersectionality. They have blessed my podcast, and me, by sharing their […]

30 Days of Social Justice 25: Patriarchy #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

Going back to good old Merriam-Webster, patriarchy is defined as follows: social organization marked by the supremacy of the father in the clan or family, the legal dependence of wives and children, and the reckoning of descent and inheritance in the male line; broadly : control by men of a disproportionately large share of power […]

30 Days of Social Justice 24: Hate Crime #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

The FBI defines hate crime as the following: A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, Congress has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an […]

30 Days of Social Justice 23: Misogyny #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

Oh, misogyny. Misogyny is so ubiquitous, so common, that you can Google information about it pretty easily. You can also find prime examples of misogyny in just a few clicks on Facebook. I also live in Silicon Valley which is pretty much ground zero for the DudeBro culture and most likely home to a good […]

30 Days of Social Justice 20: Body Shame/Policing #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

This is going to be a very personal post, since this topic is one that effects me quite a bit. It may be triggering for some especially if you have, or are recovering from, eating disorders. Any comments to this post that are fat shaming, victim blaming, concern trolling, or negative diet talk will be […]

30 Days of Social Justice 19: Ageism/Adultism #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

Ageism shows it’s ugly head in many ways. The one way we see a lot is the ageism against older people and the elderly, especially in jobs, media, etc. It’s been getting a bit better (especially in movies like Mad Max: Fury Road and several new TV series featuring older women), but we still live […]