In the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Stride Toward Freedom and Malala Yousafzai’s, I Am Malala, Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality? presents thought-provoking and compelling personal essays that probe a concept professed to be the very foundation of our democracy—a concept that may even be more vital today than in the past. From international bestselling author, Anne Perry who asserts we must look within ourselves to our emotions, experiences, and beliefs before we attempt an honest and truthful answer, to Dennis Palumbo, psychotherapist and author, who claims diagnostic labels used in treating mental illness often stigmatize and dehumanize the patient causing clinicians to view their patients in terms of their diagnosis rather than people, and Barbara Abercrombie, writer and distinguished university professor, who explores ageism as yet another form of stereotyping and discrimination in the language we use to describe older adults. These award-winning and best-selling writers, and twenty-two more, tackle equality across multiple spectrums—racial, social, political, religious, marital, gender—and run with it in surprising directions.
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Table of ContentsLani Silver: A Voice for Equality by David Congalton 17 Limit by 'Nathan Burgoine 25 The Magic Words by Christopher Bram 31 Everyday Equality by Barbara Jacksha 37 Stirring Frustration Stew by Victoria Zackheim 45 The Last Acceptable Prejudice by Barbara Abercrombie 51 When I Think of Equality by Catherine Ryan Hyde 57 Labels by Dennis Palumbo 63 Equality: A Historical Perspective by Michael Rupured 69 I Don't Want It, So You Can't Have It by Lisa Horan 77 Have You Met My Husband? by Larry Duplechan 83 A Walk For Equality by Michael McMahon 89 Ambiguously Ever After by Jeffrey Ricker 97 Both Sides Now Baxter by Clare Trautman 105 Equality in High Def by Jewelle Gomez 109 Two Mountain Weddings by Jeff Mann 115 Inequality by Felice Picano 125 On Equality by Rob Byrnes 131 Equality Is Not Liberation by Michael Nava 137 Less Than by Paul Alan Fahey 141 Equality: A Multicultural Journey by Mara Purl 149 Thoughts on Equality by Anne Perry 159 Give Us Our Birthright: Why the Equal Rights Amendment Needs to Be Revived-and Ratified by Susan Reynolds 167 Think of the Children! by Anne R. Allen 175 Body Language: The Naked Truth by Eldonna Edwards 183