I’m almost 36. My body is changing shape. I don’t like it. With all the body positivity going around these days, which of course I applaud, I feel like I should be all, “Oh, my glorious, glorious body, I honor thee as thy molds thyself anew.” But I’m not. I don’t honor my period either. It’s messy, hurts like hell, and costs me money. I … Continue reading My Body Is Changing Shape
Tuesday, 12/2/14 at 10am PST, I’ll be talking about accountability in men’s gender equity efforts on a webinar (via webcam) for the North American Men Engage Network (NAMEN). For this one, I’ll be representing my organization, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA). Join me! https://zoom.us/webinar/register/898250447 Continue reading Accountability in Men’s Gender Equity Efforts
Project Intersect’s first issue, Clarion Call, is out! The launch at the National Museum of Animals and Society was fabulous, full, and complete with generously donated Kombucha Dog. Now, you can order the beautiful and engaging first issue directly from me for $10 plus nominal shipping. Just submit the order form on this site and I will contact you to discuss the payment option that will … Continue reading Order Project Intersect’s 1st Issue Here!
I’ve been asked why I bother reading “these horrible things that [I] already know,” but believe me, it’s a good day when I actually have time to sit down and reflect on them. It’s an even better day when I get to digest some else’s perspective about said “horrible things.” So today, prompted by a Carol J. Adams tweet I noted while recently traveling for … Continue reading Rejecting a culture of male dominance and violence: Making connections
After a long break, I’m pleased to be back as Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA. I took the break the finish my MPA capstone paper, a case study about women’s experiences working with men in the movement to end violence against women. I’ll be sharing more about that paper in the future and over at PreventConnect – I continued writing on the PreventConnect and CALCASA sites … Continue reading I’m back! A.K.A. Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA
Several years ago, I wrote an essay for a book that my friend and colleague, Stacia Mesleh, and I put together addressing the links between human, animal, and environmental well-being. The book has been passed on to a publisher and will come out under a new title and editor, including most of the wonderful authors who originally contributed essays to our project. Along the way, … Continue reading Comprehensive Violence Prevention: Towards a Connectionist Perspective
The increase in intersectional work lately has filled my connectionist heart with joy. Case-in-point: Neither Man Nor Beast: Patriarchy, Speciesism, & Deconstructing Oppressions, a web conference taking place on Sunday, February 23. Hosted by Animal Liberation Ontario and Vegan Feminist Network, the web conference promises to empower minds, bodies, and communities: Moving beyond the typical boundaries of social justice activism, this conference will be advocating … Continue reading Neither Man Nor Beast: Patriarchy, Speciesism, & Deconstructing Oppressions