Category Archives: American Experiences

In The Wake of the Las Vegas Shooting, Republicans Rally to Restrict Women’s Rights

Last week, we suffered the worst shooting in American history. Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. As we would expect, Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House rallied the troops and launched into action. War … Continue reading

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Op-Ed on U.S. News & World Report: Republicans Need to Rein in Abortion Rhetoric for Their Own Political Good

Last week’s shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood was tragic. Three parents died – Jennifer Markovsky, Ke’Arre Stewart and Garrett Swasey – and nine other individuals were injured. According to law enforcement officials, the shooter, Robert Dear, mumbled, “No … Continue reading

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Slippery as an Old Banana: Pinning Down Explanations for Social Movement Emergence an Momentum

Originally posted on Mobilizing Ideas:
By Deana Rohlinger ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Doron Shultziner’s article, “The Social-Psychological Origins of the Montgomery Bus Boycott,” provides an important reminder that relational dynamics matter. Whether studying a particular movement…

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Laying it on Thicke

Last Week an Auckland University student group’s video “Defined Lines,” a parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” went viral. The video, which was created by Adelaide Dunn, Olivia Lubbock and Zoe Ellwood for a revue show, was briefly removed from youtube … Continue reading

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Moving Forward or Standing Still? The Battle Over Abortion in the 21st Century

Originally posted on Mobilizing Ideas:
By Deana Rohlinger It is difficult to predict the future of social movements. The political world is in flux; so are the composition and dynamics of the social movements operating in it. This makes it…

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Roe at 40: Long-Term Trajectories of Reproductive Movements

Originally posted on Mobilizing Ideas:
Inspired by the recent 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and recent media reports of stronger support for legal abortions under all or most circumstances, we have asked scholars and activists to address the long-term trajectories of…

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Worshiping the Past?

I recently visited the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. At the edge of the property, there was a young woman behind the table and a large sign that read, “Quit Worshiping the Past! There are Human Rights Violations … Continue reading

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