I help run a Facebook page that supports COVID-19 safety measures in my kids' school district. We established it when local parents in the Open Schools Now movement were pushing to get teachers back into classrooms in Dec 2019/Jan 2020, when we knew a vaccine was on the way, but…


Fight transphobia. Know the facts.

Photo by Denin Lawley on Unsplash

For National Coming Out Day 2019, I wrote this Twitter thread on trans children coming out as a follow-up to transphobic comments after Jacob, a trans boy, asked Elizabeth Warren, a candidate to be the Democratic Presidential nominee, how she would help trans kids feel safer in schools in the…


The GOP excuses murderers, but calls protesters “violent”

As he was leaving the White House after President Trump’s acceptance speech last Thursday, Senator Rand Paul pushed through a crowd of shouting protesters. No one was injured. Afterwards, he tweeted, “Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you…


Harry Potter was defining for a generation. It was truly a phenomenon. My kids read the books, watched the movies, and listened to the audio books. But the author’s crusade — and I use that word deliberately — against trans rights has poisoned all my feelings about her work.

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JK Rowling was trending on Twitter today because Stephen King had retweeted Rowling, and she had praised King in response on Twitter, but then King tweeted, “Trans women are women,” and Rowling deleted her tweet in praise of King.

JK…


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Note to white allies: When you beat up on your fellow white people for being ignorant about racism, you are NOT HELPING. Those naïve white people just waking up…


Here, in this room, men and women gathered to confront the moral and ethical challenges of the day. They discussed. They debated. And ultimately, they launched a challenge to the oppression of British rule and started a Revolution.

Here, as they took their places among these pews, the spirit of…


Two days ago, a video of a high school student punching another student for calling him a f***** went viral on Twitter. (A more complete version of the incident is available here. CW for a non-Black youth using AAVE in a negatively stereotyping way.**)

Screenshot of the crucial moment.

The video dramatically captured a moment…


My dad, of all people, clued me into the scandal. “Did you hear?” he asked me. Although I am queer and on Twitter and he is neither, he had heard about the “Mayor Pete Is Not Gay Enough” controversy, and I had not.

The kerfuffle — I don’t want to…


CNN says what we’re all thinking.

I keep seeing y’all stressing about Trump getting elected again, wondering who of the Democratic candidates is “electable,” wondering who can beat Trump. Biden seems like the safe choice. Mayor Pete can talk to Midwest voters. Surely, we should just stick with a white guy, since the woman lost last…


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Barefoot, pregnant, in the kitchen… and feminist
(Photo by Kevin Miller)

Barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen… the iconic image of a woman in need of feminism. Interesting to me that we say “in the kitchen.” “Barefoot” is self-evident, as is “pregnant.” “In the kitchen” is oddly coy. What is she doing in there? Well, she could be doing a lot…

Anoosh Jorjorian

Writer, activist, inclusion and equity consultant. Parenting, immigration, LGBTQ+, racial justice. Patreon.com/jorjorian. Pub list: www.anooshjorjorian.com.

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