Across the globe when we speak of protection and security and who is to play a role in acting these responsibilities, we think of men. Whether it be in a loca l police force or national military force, men throughout history have been at the helm, with women being thought to be the weaker gender, who did not have the physical capability to be part of it and are …Read More >
The InStepp Blog: Our Perspective
Visit the InStepp Blog often to get our perspective on issues and local events. Our bloggers continually scan the internet looking for news, ideas and other information of potential interest to our readers.
When I woke up Friday morning, the last thing I expected to see among viral videos and buzz-worthy news articles was a photograph of Congresswomen making national news. The photograph accompanied an article titled “Right to bare arms: US Congresswomen protest against dress code” from BBC News1. I will admit, having not read the title closely, I expected another news story …Read More >
I was still in denial that Sunday morning. I sat next to my Mother and asked, 'Are you tired of doing this Mom?' She shook her head yes. 'You don’t have to do it anymore.' I then asked her to in some way come back and see me so that I knew she was OK. That Sunday evening, she passed away. Five weeks later, my daughter was born. I've often heard that when a family member …Read More >
Over the past decade, across the world, people have flocked to watch superhero movies, and noticeably all the movies have featured men as their lead, that is until now. Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, was recently released in cinemas much to the excitement of women and girls across the globe. Women have been in comics and behind the scenes of comics for decades …Read More >
“It took me a long time to stop running,” said Christine Callan, speaking of her battle with depression. “It took a long time for me to say okay, this is real.” Instead of seeking help, Christine sought relief from alcohol. “I drank so that I didn’t have to feel,” she said. Things changed for Christine about a year ago, when she began attending a free support group for …Read More >
As much as we like to believe that people exist in environments that are open and accepting, unfortunately this is not true for many communities, especially for those in marginalized communities. All individuals seek to be comfortable within their surroundings, being able to fully express their thoughts and feelings without fear of being ridiculed and with knowledge that …Read More >