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What Poverty Looks Like and Who Uses Food Stamps

By Kristance Harlow | February 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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It is long past time to stop making judgments about what poverty looks like. Impoverished people do not fit into a neat stereotype of what acceptable poverty is or isn’t.

Washington monument and a flag that says #resist

Ten Things Survivors Should Know About the Title IX Rollback

By Kristance Harlow | October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos warned that she would not protect the Obama-era guidelines that helped schools establish systems and policies for investigating allegations of sexual misconduct. As early as January, during her confirmation hearings, DeVos said she would not commit to protecting those guidelines.

Donald Trump - Caricature by DonkeyHotey

Cutting Domestic Violence Programs is Dangerous

By Kristance Harlow | August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Courtesy of Donkey Hotey on Flickr Creative Commons Sharealike License The current political climate in the United States is putting victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and the police officers who respond to their emergency calls in greater danger. President Donald Trump has repeatedly said one of his top issues is protecting police officers; the White House website even included “Standing Up For…

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Are You Angry Yet? This is Why You Should Be.

By Kristance Harlow | August 15, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Anonymous Protest by Sean P Anderson I am angry. You should be, too. I am not carrying hate around in my heart or spewing anger in undirected locations. I am angry that we let this happen. I am angry that we continue to allow history to repeat itself. Fascism rises again and is progressively worse…

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Don’t Tell Me to Calm Down

By Kristance Harlow | July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
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“Stop believing in authority start believing in each other” Photo by Saird on flickr I live abroad, but I’m very politically involved and vocal. I’ve gone through the ringer with Trump supporters who tell me that it doesn’t affect me and that I shouldn’t be so opinionated. I voted, I am an American. Whether I…

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You Call Us Snowflakes Like It’s a Bad Thing

By Kristance Harlow | May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
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People have been calling each other “special snowflakes” at least as far back as Fight Club, but the insult has snowballed recently. The Guardian dubbed “poor little snowflake” the top insult of 2016.

Donald Trump is Just Like My Abuser

By Kristance Harlow | October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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That’s when it clicked: I can’t watch Trump because he is a manipulator, and his manner of speaking is that of an emotional abuser. That’s why I was finding myself fighting panic and flashbacks when I first tried watching him debate. I was flashing back to my own experience as a victim of abuse.

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