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Talking with Reina Gossett and Grace Dunham About Everyday Activism and Why Empathy is Everything

10 million girls under age 18 will marry this year – nearly child marriages every day. Yet education for girls greatly reduces the rate of early marriage and helps break the vicious cycle of poverty passed on from mother to daughter.

Houses stand empty while homelessness grows. Who makes the profit? Somebody knows! [follow this link for a short video and analysis of the Great Recession: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2010/07/a-marxist-take-on-the-financial-collapse-illustrated.html]

I understand that sometimes empathy is the only thing that will remotely get through to extreme sexists. But in all honesty it baffles me that people, especially politicians, can't see women as PEOPLE. As PEOPLE that are being hurt and oppressed in virtually every country on earth. If they were men-just men- not your husband, son or father, would you feel the same way?