activism

Feminist activists are not deterred by the daunting statistics so much as they're fueled by them.

The "Angry" Black Women
I went to school in a historically racist, predominantly white school district for my entire K-12 education. I've seen racism in many different shades, with many different faces. But one that I think ...
Cassie Valencia5 days ago
I Own My Body
I don't even know where to start this. I have been so disgusted today with the news about new abortion laws and the continued efforts that Old White Men continue to put in policing MY body and the bod...
Dominique Ziehl7 days ago
Why Is This Still Okay?
objectification |əbˌjektəfəˈkāSH(ə)n| noun 1. the action of degrading someone to the status of a mere object. Most of society can agree that objectification is harmful in some way or another to everyo...
Izzy Galloway8 days ago
A Letter to Men, and Probably Some Women Too
Do you know what it’s like to be terrified of entitled men and what they are capable of if they want something? That something being your body, specifically. A man in a room full of women is excited a...
Diane Nivens10 days ago
A Feminist Call to Arms
The news lately is rife with five states that are proposing anti-abortion laws dictating that abortions cannot be performed past the six week mark. These laws have been dubbed "Heartbeat Bills," becau...
Dimpho Moepane16 days ago
Teach Us Not to Rape!
Throughout the years, rape is a topic which is on headlines, mainly because of the increasing rates of rape. It is quite normal that when society is confronted with a social ill, society will construc...
Lonely Allie .a month ago
Never That Kind of Beautiful
Beauty standards. They travel, they change, but really, they stay the same: so hard to achieve. However, for some they are easier to reach. People with money, able-bodied people and also, you guessed ...
Madison Rheam2 months ago
The Tampon Tax
The tampon tax has been around for ages, but especially now with the feminist movement, women are fighting back. If you'd like to read more about feminism, check out one of my latest articles.
Catherine Agati2 months ago
Something for the Pro-Lifers to Think About
Abortion has been gracing the headlines and news outlets a lot lately. Not for its decline or anything along those lines, but for people marching in the streets. Many on the hating-it side are yelling...
M Dudukovich3 months ago
Capitalist Activism
Activism is not a commodity. It is not a product to be bought and sold and advertised. It is not a successful marketing strategy, either. Activism can neither be consumed with dollar bills, nor can it be used in advertising to sell goods. To involve activism with capitalism is to invalidate it; social justice doesn’t carry a price tag. Police brutality continues despite Kendall Jenner gifting a Pepsi to a cop, catcalling will not stop because Gillette put out a new ad campaign, and stereotypes r...
Annica Webb4 months ago
Black Power
Now, this isn't any article just about empowering the black race. As a young black woman living in the 21st century, you can imagine I've had my fair share of experiences with racial abuse. It's very ...
yellow sun4 months ago
The Aftermath of Rape
*Warning: some details of my story maybe triggering for some* Hello, I’m yellow sun. Now, of course my name isn’t actually yellow sun, but how sick would that be? Anyways, I’m 22 and my childhood was ...
C. Raymond Martin4 months ago
The Price of Toxic Masculinity
So recently, Gillette released an ad criticising negative behaviour exhibited by men and most of the internet proceeded to lose its collective shit. I'm sure a lot of people saw straight through it fo...
Ashley Davis4 months ago
Why Black Women Hate the Word 'Sassy'
Despite the amazing strides towards cultural and racial awareness in the U.S. in the past decade, there still seems to be a lot of confusion and debate about some words. And it's understandable! There...
Mardoll Gatsby4 months ago
Gillette's New Ad Is Infuriating Both Men AND Women
Gillette came out with a new ad the other day… and it’s driving people completely up the wall. It focused on the fact that toxic masculinity is still a huge issue and that if we want the future generation of men to be great, we need to stop excusing bad behavior. It doesn't mean that all men physically, sexually, or even verbally attack each other, but a lot of men do sit back and do nothing. That in itself is toxic masculinity and it adds to the problem. They pointed out that there’s still a hu...
Alice's Secrets5 months ago
Why Stores Are Putting Rape Notices on Their Underwear
I know that a lot of readers here are from across the pound, so maybe you aren’t aware of some of the horrific things taking place in the UK. Towards the end of last year, there were two rape trials, ...
Bethany Ashlyn5 months ago
The Fear Behind Cat Calling
There was an instance some years ago where I was leaving my mother's house late at night. Before heading home, I decided to head towards a fast food place and grab a quick bite. It was a Sunday night ...
Holly Paine5 months ago
What I Really Mean When I Say Me Too
The #MeToo movement has given a voice to countless women (and men, but for the purposes of this article, I’m just going to refer to women) who have survived sexual violence. For many, it was the first...