Aziz Ansari and the Silence of Straight, Cis Men

I read the Babe story about Aziz Ansari and cringed. I could feel my heart start to race, my palms got sweaty, and the knot in my stomach, my no-doubt-about-it sign that my conscience is kicking in, had me taking deep breaths in my living room. I wasn’t cringing because I was disappointed in Aziz… Continue reading Aziz Ansari and the Silence of Straight, Cis Men

Rape Culture in the Classroom

The statistics around sexual assault are staggering: 1 in 3 women will be assaulted in their lifetime. And those numbers are grossly under-reported due to the ordeal women have to go through once coming forward to confront their attacker. While I am aware of these statistics the terrifying reality of rape culture didn’t fully hit me… Continue reading Rape Culture in the Classroom

On Tipping Points and Justice

This winter was, by far, the worst winter I can remember. It started early, it snowed a lot, and it lasted into May. This winter pushed me close to my tipping point. When I got in my car yesterday afternoon, rolled down the windows and opened up the sun roof in my car, the temperature… Continue reading On Tipping Points and Justice