Belle Brita
bellebrita
4/7/17
12:58 PM
3

It took a lot of blood and suffering to get the 40-hour work week, overtime protection, paid leave, and the EEOC to begin with. But now these things are normalized.

IMHO, what it would take for the things I listed are: a focus on electing Democratic politicians to state and national office and Democratic voters

4/6/17
5:14 PM
3

I think it’s possible with the political will and employee advocacy. Restore government funding for the EEOC and other oversight agencies. Enforce anti-trust legislation. Promote policies that support employee associations, wage transparency, and knowledge about employee rights.

2/15/17
4:10 PM
1

We sleep in tune with each other. If I roll over, my boyfriend follows me and spoons me. If he rolls back on his back, I might not notice, and even in his sleep he will press his leg against the back of mine and I’ll roll over, awake or not, and sleep with my head on his chest. Once in a while, he rolls away, and I

12/9/16
10:15 AM
2

When my mom was young, her grandfather, Christopher (who was Irish catholic), gave her his saint Christopher medal. Mom isn’t catholic, but the medal meant a lot to her and she wore it on a gold chain for years until it was stolen from her apartment sometime in her early 20s. My family and I were recently in Galway

12/8/16
9:58 PM
17

So, I live 1800+ miles away from my family. :( And my mom has a disability that prevents her from traveling to visit us. And I’ve never been in a financial position to visit as often as I want. But...

12/8/16
9:52 PM
31

The xmas my older bro died was horrible and we wanted it over with as soon as possible. My sister gave me an iPod filled with all the songs on his computer, he used to make me mix tapes and had songs on his comp categorized and a couple were songs to mention to me. It was like a final mix tape and the best present I

12/8/16
9:37 PM
39

8 years ago for Christmas, my mom gave me this necklace. It’s just a silver chain, with a slighty curved, rectangular pendant (I’m not describing this well, but it’s a very distictive, pretty unique shape). On one side are my initials, and on the other side she had engrave “you make me so proud”. I definitely cried,

12/8/16
9:31 PM
20

One year I gave one of my daughters my electric guitar and my husband gave our other daughter his film camera. We were pretty broke that year but we still wanted to give our kids nice gifts so we gave them things that meant a lot to us and that fit with their interests.

11/17/16
11:23 AM
5

This! I find this extremely frustrating because in the last 3 presidential elections, the Democratic candidate has received at least 45% of the vote in Georgia. But because the state isn’t proportional, 100% of the EC votes go to the Republican.

11/17/16
11:18 AM
4

I’m so confused as to why it doesn’t already work that way. I assume it would get gerrymandered to hell very quickly, but it would still be better than all-or-nothing.

11/17/16
9:45 AM
4

Yay my alma mater! (it is Arbor, btw... place names cant use your fancy Canadian spelling! :P)

11/17/16
9:11 AM
5

If there’s one thing that I think will come from this election (and I hope it’s not short-lived), it’s the mobilization of allies. I, myself, have been attempting to be a good ally for years - reading, listening, speaking up, etc - and I think the election blindsided me with the amount of work still left to be done.

11/17/16
8:33 AM
6

This is where I live. There have been some incidents of hate and assaults, but luckily the majority of the town seems quite resolved to fight back. This is the only good thing I am taking away from this election. People are now standing up to hateful actions and words.

11/16/16
6:22 PM
12

I was watching NBC’s coverage on election night as the vote tallies were coming in. I remember them saying that voter turnout in North Carolina has been low. That was all they said. One sentence, then they moved on to the next topic. And I remember thinking “yeah, it was low. Because of the voter ID and other

11/16/16
2:57 PM
12

That is worse, but I’d still cut him a little slack. You were there pretending everything was cool when it wasn’t because you didn’t want to make a scene/upset his friends... it is totally possible that he was also pretending he was cool with things he wasn’t.

11/16/16
1:17 PM
1

I don’t know what your workload is like or what is already happening on campus, but what about forming a campus group? Either something you run or urge your student here to take charge. People who feel worried/harassed can get together and share experiences, but also they can work together to figure out the