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The Biden Double Bind: Can We Make a ‘Lesser Evil’ Less … Evil?

by Sarah Stuteville 


I do not want to write about Joe Biden and the sexual assault charge against him. This will not feel good, and I know many of you will resent my forging ahead anyway. There is no sleight of hand that will change our small range of bad choices in November. So why throw a floodlight on them?  

But as someone who wrote passionately about the Kavanaugh hearings last year (and who, by unfortunate nature, leans into uncomfortable spaces) I cannot look away and I argue, neither should you. Because while political perfection cannot save us here, an ability to hold complex tension might. There are no shortcuts and the road we have to walk is long and dangerous. As a counselor in training, my courses often refer to a moment like this as a “growth edge,” a place of deep discomfort and vibrating possibility. A place where profound discoveries are possible, but the urge to retreat, or react in fear, can be overwhelming. 

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Sexual Assault and Lower Pay: Two Tools to Keep Women in Their Place

October 18th – 26th is the Emerald’s Rainmaker Membership Drive! In order to continue producing the Emerald, we need 500 new donors at an average donation of $12/month. Will you join us? 

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by Marilyn Watkins

My first response to the sea of “me toos” on Facebook over the past few days was to wonder how anyone out there could possibly not already know that women and teenage girls are routinely subjected to sexual harassment and sexual assault in our culture. But maybe too many of us have silently accepted it for too long.

We’ve also failed to connect the dots to current policy discussions about issues like reproductive choice, the gender wage gap, and child poverty. Continue reading Sexual Assault and Lower Pay: Two Tools to Keep Women in Their Place

To All Good Men: You Must Be Braver

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by Danica Bornstein

Note: This article contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. 

Reading all the recent accounts of sexual harassment and assault, I’ve been remembering what it was like to experience sexism as a very, very young woman. Continue reading To All Good Men: You Must Be Braver