activism

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

Cat Walsman6 days ago
Changing Your Mind During Sex Does NOT Mean You Were Raped
"I bet you'd be just like ecstasy," he breathed in between kisses. It was a pick up line I hadn't heard before, and honestly? Between that and his body I was feeling reckless and dizzy. I had been tal...
Black Sheep, Blue Face
Black and blue. These two are a concoction that usually collide when injury happens and pain follows. These colors usually show themselves as stripes from strikes or strifes from life. An eye can turn...
Samantha Wood17 days ago
My First
I don’t have a romantic story about the first time I had sex. I have a story that will make you cry and rethink everything I’ve ever done that earned your disapproval. I have a story that has the pote...
Tshepiso Kganye24 days ago
Home: South Africa
Did you know that South Africa is currently going through a war and the only people dying are women. The killers, they are our men. So when asked who I am? I say: “One of the lucky ones.” When asked w...
Morgan P. a month ago
Truth from the Mouth of Survivors
We all have the power to be messengers, holding power in our throats or with our fingers that type away taking so much time to say our truth. The benefits of a platform is that someone is always watch...
Sasha Konikovoa month ago
10 Companies That Donate to Planned Parenthood
Ladies and gents, women's right are under attack. People are scared, and nowhere is this clearer than when you take a look at the way that officials are trying to reduce the funding that Planned Paren...
Carmen Recchiaa month ago
What We Need to Understand About Reporting Sex Crimes
In comparing law enforcement statistics against survey and study results, it can be seen that sex crimes go vastly unreported. In today’s political climate, society has shown a tendency toward victim ...
Brianna Pricea month ago
I Did Not Give You Permission!
Times are extremely hard in this economy. Bills are way too high and everyone is short on money it seems. What no one really voices is that when you are short on money, money that you desperately need...
Alyssa Horna month ago
No Means No
In early 2011, I was raped. Not by one person but by two people. Gang members in fact. It was on that night that my world came shattering down around me that I realized I was in fact not as strong as ...
Zoe Ramireza month ago
What is Rape Culture?
I first want to address that this could be triggering for some individuals, please take care of yourself and your needs while reading (or choosing not to). Secondly, I want to address that this shows ...
Dawn Elizabeth2 months ago
#Metoo
Do I want to start this by saying this may be a massive TRIGGER warning ok? If you are effected by anything contained in this article, I need to inform you that there are means and help available to y...
Jovelle Avancena2 months ago
10 Organizations That Help Women Around the World
Fighting for gender equality is an ongoing process, one which only seems to get increasingly complex. It would seem simple enough: Appreciate and respect people for their actions, and judge them based...
Rossana Sandoval3 months ago
Stop Perpetuating Rape Culture
I think back to when I was younger and I remember a phrase a teacher would always tell me in school, “Calladita, te ves más bonita.” Literally translated to, “You look prettier when you shut up.” Even...
Conversations I Wish I Had (#1)
Before starting this letter, I want to put a disclaimer here. This is... not an easy read for some people. Some of you may have experienced sexual trauma yourself and this story may bring back unwante...
Vaishnavi Ramu3 months ago
Asifa: 5 Months on
Ah, the hashtag. It has many uses: be it for expressing your views on the latest series of a TV show such as #loveisland (still have no clue what it's about), to complaining about your broken phone ch...
Eugena Lewis4 months ago
Zero Tolerance
I was a late bloomer. This meant that while other girls were getting their periods, going on dates and talking with their friends about babies and sex, I was playing Legos with my younger cousins. I d...
Stephanie Adolphi4 months ago
Me Too
Honestly, I’m not sure how this is going to go. Yet, I know I need to get this out and keep moving forward. It was July 2016. My boyfriend of two weeks was coming over again and couldn't wait. I was 2...
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Raven Bickham4 months ago
How I Became a "Woke" Black Girl and the Journey I'm Still On...
Summer 2009, my estranged mother and I began speaking again for the first time in about eight years. That same summer I was whisked away, involuntarily, to Virginia to live with her. Up until this point in my life, I grew up in Louisiana, surrounded by lots of family and even more mosquitoes. Now that all that was gone, it was up to me to adjust to my new surroundings. My new life came with a new White stepfather, two little dogs, and two new White step-siblings. A bit much for a girl who was us...