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February 28, 2012 Chris Brown and Rihanna: A teachable moment wasted

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and not necessarily those of The New Agenda. Excerpt: In the era of the 24-hour news cycle and 140-character fiascoes, damage control is swift. In the past few weeks, ESPN staffers were fired over a racist headline and CNN commentator Roland Martin was suspended for two […]

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October 27, 2010 Hearing on Street Harassment of women and girls in New York

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and not necessarily those of The New Agenda. New York City Council member Julissa Ferreras is holding a council hearing on Street Harassment of women and girls this Thursday at 1 PM. Ferreras read my oped on the issue in New York’s Spanish-language daily El Diario […]

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September 21, 2010 Street Harassment: The Uncomfortable Walk Home

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and not necessarily those of The New Agenda. This is a translation of a Spanish-language op-ed originally published by New York’s El Diario. This English version was later cross-posted to The Crunk Feminist Collective. I was 13 when I was sexually harassed for the first time. […]

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March 14, 2009 Beyond Gossip, Good and Evil

Reposted from Ill Doctrine with permission of the author, whose website and other writings can be found here. In the month since the Chris Brown and Rihanna case broke, bodies of women killed by their current or former intimate partners have piled up. Young love is supposed to hurt a bit emotionally, but increasingly, it […]

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