12 Things You Should Know, Even After Obergefell v. Hodges

Julie Marie Wade

But even following the June 2015 Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, I have encountered some pernicious examples of homophobia that shake my faith in progress, or at the very least, validate my fears of a conservative backlash following nationwide marriage equality.

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Be Courageous

Holly Mason

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we at So to Speak stand with you as you go throughout your week with courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility, and service.

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Bulletproof: Thoughts on Pain and Parenting

Sally Bishop Shigley

Which leaves me with this question: where is the line between helping your child be a socially competent citizen who can have a tooth filled or a vaccination without a struggle and teaching your child (your girl) directly, or through example, that her pain is less important than her ability to withstand it? The answer is not in the way that I was taught to experience pain.

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Hip Hop and Prisoner Resistance

Lissa Skitolsky

Hip Hop and Prisoner Resistance: Essay by Lissa Skitolsky

Most academic and popular discussions about resistance to structural oppression take a stand on the morality of violent vs. nonviolent resistance to racist, heterosexist, and classist oppression.   However recently scholars have identified alternative paths to resistance such as the politics of mourning in public spaces.[1] My experiences teaching philosophy in a women’s state prison have also revealed …

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