Posts Tagged ‘children’

Child Abuse by Any Other Name: When Ignorance and Bigotry Become Parental “Rights”

Some things stick with you. I can still recall, vividly in fact, an exchange I had with a woman in one of my audiences seventeen years ago, who had come to my talk at Kansas City Community College: an address in which I examined the intersectionality of racism and heterosexism. The woman, who identified herself […]

On Santa and Other Harmless Fibs: Childhood, Aging and the Maintenance of Hope

I stood guard this Christmas Eve, anxiously surveying the narrow border between childhood innocence and the complex wisdom of messy adulthood. Little had I previously realized how perilously close to one another are these two geographic spaces, and with what relatively modest effort a person might cross from the first of these to the next, […]