Doing social change work is scary and will make you uncomfortable; it will change you, for better or for worse. But that’s part of what showing up and taking a stand means. And what choice do we have?
The founders of Reproaction, a new reproductive rights direct action group, talked with RH Reality Check at Netroots Nation about protest, justice, and holding your allies accountable.
On Monday, the Huffington Post reported that progressive petition site Change.org would begin accepting sponsored petitions from conservative organizations and businesses. Many progressives are deeply dismayed.
At Netroots Nation congressional candidate Darcy Burner encouraged the Left to being playing offense on the War of Women by supporting women who tell their abortion stories, but challenging the cultural narrative about abortion shouldn’t be a burden that rests solely on the sholders of women who have had them.
Netroots Nation is about plugged in, BS-free active citizenry for all ages, and it showed.
This year’s Netroots Nation proved my suspicions that the netroots won’t be bought. And every conversation you have here is deep and political and thought-provoking and funny to boot.
The mainstream media has stopped treating the netroots like a bunch of screaming children, but as real players whose blogs and websites have to be reckoned with, whether they like it or not.
Win the framing war, win the argument: It makes liberals squirmy, but it’s true. Our Netroots Nation panelists talked about how we need to argue forcefully that anti-choicers do not have a monopoly on American values but actually oppose them.
We have an opportunity to re-focus the reproductive rights and health public and media discourse this campaign season – let’s take it.
Notes from Netroots Nation: indigenous women report the highest rates of rape and violence than any other group in the United States. Read about what’s happening in our own country and how we can help.