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Being A Sex Object Is Empowering. Oh, Wait, No It’s Not. Here’s Why.

Any time I share content that focuses on the ways in which women are objectified or held to absurd physical standards, I hear from people who say that's just the way it is, that it's been this way for decades, that women should learn to ignore it. I disagree. Caroline Heldman, the speaker in this video, does an incredible job explaining the objectification of women, how it's gotten worse, how damaging it is, and what we can do to address it. This video is for women and men. We should all expect better.

Being A Sex Object Is Empowering. Oh, Wait, No It’s Not. Here’s Why.

Her seven-step test is compelling. She begins talking about how we can fix the problem at 9:05. Seems so simple...

At 11:00, she begins sharing success stories — instances when people who'd had enough decided to take action and made a difference.


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This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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