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The Women’s March Isn’t Over

  It’s difficult to describe how I felt at the Women’s March on Lansing. Ann Friedman accurately described her experience as being “like drugs.” Jessica Valenti highlighted how it’s “it’s overwhelming to remember that we are not alone. That there are more of us who care about equality – 3 million more to be exact […]

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It’s on Men

I shared an article the other day on my Facebook and Twitter accounts that talks about the forms of sexual harassment and violence that women experience in their everyday lives. It focused particularly on how women navigate interruptions, intrusions, and harassment from unknown men in public and the impact that it has on them. Women […]

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This Week in Flint News

This week, the U.S. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee will hold two hearings to examine the Flint water crisis. The first hearing, on March 15 at 10:00 a.m., will feature testimony from Flint’s former unelected Emergency Manager, Darnell Earley. Earley was appointed by Gov. Snyder and authorized switching Flint from Detroit’s water source to […]

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Sheroes of Flint

Today is International Women’s Day and the Michigan Presidential Primary. What could possibly be better than celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women and voting? Not much. My coworkers and I have been traveling to Flint at least three days out of the week since the beginning of 2016 – helping distribute […]

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Private Profit for Public Misery

In case the Flint water crisis and dismantling of Detroit’s public school system didn’t convince you, Gov. Snyder has yet again proven that he will always value profits over peoples’ lives. In the new state budget, he is calling for privatizing mental health care – turning over mental health services for people who truly need […]

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Republicans and Right to Life are at it again, trying to control women’s reproductive decisions

There was a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee this morning on House Bill 4145, sponsored by Rep. Thomas Hooker (R), which would restrict a woman’s access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare. It would prohibit State of Michigan family planning funding from going to providers that offer abortion services. The primary goal of the bill is […]

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder addresses Detroit community and elected leaders at a luncheon where JPMorgan Chase & Co. unveils a $100 million, five-year commitment to support and accelerate Detroit's economic recovery at The Garden Theater on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Detroit. (Photo by William Pugliano/Invision for JPMorgan Chase & Co./AP Images)

Republicans Poisoned Flint. Let’s Hold them Accountable

  Decades of our representatives in Lansing cutting millions of dollars from local budgets and making it impossible to invest in infrastructure – it’s what’s led to the deplorable condition of Michigan’s roads, failing public education across the state, and now, the Flint water crisis. Had our representatives invested in our state’s water infrastructure over […]

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Jim Bazen, You Are the Problem

Yesterday, MLive published a horribly sexist, victim-blaming, slut-shaming article written by Jim Bazen, the principal of Plymouth Christian High School in Grand Rapids. You can read the whole thing here. I decided to wait until today to collect my thoughts and write a response to the article because after reading it yesterday the only thought […]