We need to teach our daughters and our sons that consent is sacrosanct. That there are consequences to violating it.
Ben Jackson is a writer. He lives in Natick with his daughter, Emma. Prior to his daughter’s most recent health setbacks, he spent nearly 20 years in the bookselling and publishing business.
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Two epidemics. Thousands of deaths. So why aren’t our leaders attacking these crises with equal urgency, funding and legislation?
In the face of real emergency, I was only able to help her by surrendering to those who knew better and trusting in their expertise.
We are chided to smile, to feel joy, to hide the sadness that mixes with the other, warmer emotions of this cold season.
Without a national primary, we deprive the vast majority of Americans — especially non-white Americans — of the opportunity to shape the future of the nation.
The adjustment from having a home to being homeless is a conglomeration of realizations swift and slow, empowering and terminally depressing.
As a society, we must fight for people like me and like my daughter.