The story continues to be reported in a variety of ways, ranging from dispassionate scientific viewpoints to the visceral realities of day-to-day sexual violence. The readings never fail to trigger retrospective on my experience at a nonprofit with a mission against sexual violence and working for healing for survivors. They remind me first that....more No comments
Monthly Archives: May 2013
“Ladies and gentlemen, I’m honored to be here with you this evening as the newest board member of WIAR, and even more so, as the first male on the Board of Directors. Having learned in the orientation of the feminist roots of the organization, I’m looking forward to getting in touch with my own radical feminist....more No comments
Perhaps a decade ago it began to dawn on the Diversity profession that “inclusion” wasn’t going to be a natural result of the “Diversity” equation. Who knew. The “No Quality Left Behind” parade of diverse niches took their place in the lineup to compete for "inclusion" into any and....more No comments
One of the things that attracted me to this organization was the passion of the Board, and the compassion of the staff and volunteers for the survivors of sexual assault, and for its nationally known counseling model, its work of advocacy, outreach and education. The organization served all persons, not women alone, and all ages. I....more No comments
“Look,” I continued, “In the 1900s, how much social capital did the Negro have in the United States?” Those in the room mostly just shook their heads, but a few vocalized, “None, really.” “How much political capital would they have had back then?” Same answer. “And you know how much financial capital the Negro had in the early 1900s, and....more No comments
Alex had been attentive but quiet the entire time. “I’ve been here a long time, and I know what the mission says. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard anybody over the years say that it was to be taken literally. Our funders wouldn’t believe we could do this, and they might not believe we should even....more No comments
From that day forward, the issue never reared its ugly head again at the organizational level, only in private discussions. The consensus seemed to be that the American lynching phenomenon was so unique that its remedial processes couldn’t be generalizable for the global issue of women’s issues, geographically, sociologically, culturally. A few continued to mull it....more No comments
How Would You Answer? 1. What are the primary differences between Feminine vs. Feminist values?more No comments
A. Are they mutually exclusive?
B. Can and do they operate in tandem?2. Can or should a male head up an organization against sexual violence? 3. Are men and women at war? 4. Whose problem is this to solve? Who must be....
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service stands accused of an egregious infraction, discriminatory treatment toward those with expressed political differences, ideological diversities of thought. The IRS alleged its decision to employ a form of “name-related bias” in applying extra scrutiny to nonprofit organizations with names including terms like....more No comments