Reflection: The impact of Me Too

By Lillie Eastham, F/G Scholar

In the wake of the Brent Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, it’s time to take a look at how much of an impact the Me Too movement has actually had.

The Me Too movement has largely been regarded as a success. It has undoubtedly changed public perceptions about how many women are sexually harassed and how that harassment should be dealt with. However, how many of those that have been accused have faced actual repercussions and is the movement beneficial for those whose harassers are not high-profile men? Continue reading Reflection: The impact of Me Too

Reflection: The language of protest and media bias

By Cameron Coyle, F/G Scholar

The media has a long history of covering events differently depending on the people involved in the story. Patrisse Cullors, the founder of Black Lives Matter, was quoted in an interview with Time Magazine in February 2018 saying she believed the Black Lives Matter movement was covered in a discriminatory manner, portraying them to be “aimless” and “too angry,” while Parkland protestors were treated like heroes, even though they were all essentially protesting unnecessary killings. Continue reading Reflection: The language of protest and media bias

Reflection: Not your Founding Fathers’ protests

By Lane Hedrick, F/G Scholar

While America has roots in protest, the Founding Fathers could not have fathomed the way modern protests could mobilize, spread, and find success. The year of 2018 has not been immune to heartache and damage, but it has found a series of small lights in the darkness: protests. Between Black Lives Matter, #MarchForOurLives and more, the American public will no longer stand idly by as people die. Continue reading Reflection: Not your Founding Fathers’ protests

Reflection: Is it OK to punch a Nazi?

By Lillie Eastham, F/G Scholar

Fleischaker Greene Logo“Is it okay to punch a Nazi?” is a question that would seemingly be simple to answer. In the past, Nazis have only been thought of as the obviously evil masterminds behind the genocide of millions of people. However, what if the ‘Nazi’ in question, is a well-dressed man who calls himself a member of the ‘Alt-Right’ and is exercising his right to speech? Is he still easily punchable? Continue reading Reflection: Is it OK to punch a Nazi?