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Education LGBTQA+ Nebraska Politics Published

Furry-tales: The Organized Hate Effort Against LGBTQ Youth

Last Monday, Nebraska Senator Bruce Bostelman stood on the legislative floor – just a few blocks away from the school I teach at – and voiced his concern about “furries” in schools. He described students who dress as dogs and cats, communicate with their teachers in barks and meows, and demand to use litter boxes […]

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LPD Mayor Leirion misogyny The Patriarchy

Another LPD Cop Fired After Opposing Rape Culture

In 2021, Officer Luke Bonkiewicz implored Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird’s office to select a police chief who would clean up Lincoln Police Department’s toxicity. Instead, he appears to be the latest victim of it.

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Education LPS Published

Lincoln is paying a shockingly terrible company tens of thousands of dollars to find a new superintendent

The consulting firm has selected superintendents who lost accreditation for their districts, mishandled abuse cases, and allowed special education students to be beaten, and is led by a former superintendent who cost his district $6 million.

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Black Lives Matter Education misogyny racism

‘Contradictory focus of’ Remarks from Pius X Administration

On Wednesday, a Pius X student published an opinion article in the school newspaper* titled “Contradictory focus of Black Lives Matter.” The overtly racist column caused a stir, with statements such as, “The Black Lives Matter movement, to fulfill their stated mission, would do more for their cause by focusing on countering Planned Parenthood propaganda […]

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COVID-19 Education

Board of Ed. Says Hands Are Tied: BDSM or Passing the Buck?

On Tuesday, the State Board of Education declined a request from the Nebraska State Education Association to mandate masks in all Nebraska schools.  The petition was further-reaching though: the Board was asked to instate a mask mandate, as well as to develop strategies for online and remote technology, to require all sick children and adults […]

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#fuckPeteRicketts COVID-19 misogyny

Cleaning Up Pete’s Mess Is Not Women’s Work

While we might shy away from a term like “women’s work,” we all know what the work of women entails: the unpaid labor of raising children and maintaining a household; the low-wages of nursing, teaching, and other care work; and the often-voluntary nature of community organizing, grassroots campaigns, and charity.  Whether or not we call it […]

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