From the stage of the Women in the World (WITW) conference, a summit organized by media powerhouse Tina Brown for the sixth year in a row, SUNITHA KRISHNAN, a feisty Indian anti-trafficking activist, ASKED THE AUDIENCE: “Why are we silent? Why do we sit and expect someone else to ring the bell?”… Continue reading “Feminism doesn’t need more Inspiration—it needs more Anger”
After Officer Darren Wilson shot teenager Michael Brown dead this summer, Ferguson, Missouri, erupted with outrage, compassion and street protests. The response from many corners of the commentariat was predictable: condemnations of those “bad elements” among the protesters who resorted to property destruction as their demonstration of resistance. After two more high-profile incidents of cops shooting St. Louis black men to death, protesters even burned Old Glory, eliciting still more scandalized gasps from the usual crowd.