In 2016, the F-word is dirtier than ever, and sadly, "feminism" is even tougher to utter for some than it is to use the curse word. It seems these days, not only do women struggle with self-identifying as a feminist (I'm a feminist but...), but there are legions of anti-feminists.
As Europe and America are once again rattled with fear that disenfranchised immigrants and war-ravaged refugees will turn into radical jihadists, and two-thirds of Republican voters in New Hampshire say they support a ban on Muslims entering the country, let's not make the same mistake of tarnishing an entire group for the beliefs of the few.
Perhaps it is time for Bernie's followers, the "Sanderistas," to start pressuring their candidate to come up with a more convincing narrative on international affairs.
It is to be hoped that in the long-term, Bernie's "political revolution" will give rise to a more inclusive and internationalist spirit, thus challenging the limited confines and debates which have so recently clouded meaningful discourse.
Isn't that what we need in our country right now -- some kind of breakthrough through the stalemates all around us? What exactly would it take to widen our own perspective enough to gain new insights about ourselves? My own experience suggests that answers may be closer than we realize.
Asked to explain their votes, Greek youth supporting "no" often framed their arguments in terms of dignity, pride, and revenge against institutions they blame for stalling their lives.