Curb Cuts, On and Offline

This past weekend as part of my weekend program for progressive leaders I went to a talk from some of the people who run public transportation in Portland. They spoke at the TriMet offices, which is the metropolitan transit authority for Portland and its surrounding communities. A friend and I showed up 20 minutes early because we were a […]

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This is Where I Work (Almost)

This is the first morning of the Washington state legislature’s 2015 session; last week I started a new job as the Session Aide for Representative Ross Hunter. I don’t actually work in the capitol building, but am mere steps from it. Representative Hunter is chair of the Appropriations Committee, meaning he is in charge of writing the state budget, […]

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Images to get you through a mansplaining session

To the men in my life: this is not apropos of anything other than I discovered manfeels-park a few minutes ago and needs must share. If you do not know what mansplaining is, Google freely. This post is for people who have passed Feminism 202 or above, with optional courses in intersectionality, kyriarchy, media studies, […]

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Who represents me?

Every voter in my country has a list of people who are supposed to represent them. People who they can, if they need to, call upon for help with public problems. For efficiency, these elected officials divvy up responsibility for responding to problems by geography and numbers, with those elected by fewer people responsible for more […]

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The RNC presidential straw poll is embarrassing

The RNC couldn’t find more than 5 female potential presidential candidates for their 2016 straw poll today. 5/31 = 16%, a full 3 points lower than the embarrassingly low 19% female members of Congress. Like any good social justice worker, I do my civil rights head count every time I walk into a room or […]

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