activism

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

Rossana Sandovala month 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 Ramua month 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 Lewisa month 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...
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 Bickhama month 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...
Katie Kirby2 months ago
We Are Diana Prince
A person connects with a character, storyline, or even a community for a number of reasons. My current icons are Wonder Woman and Jessica Jones. I didn't find them in the comic book store or, in the c...
Kay McCann2 months ago
Sexual Misconduct Within the Film Industry
Rape within the film industry is prevalent now more than ever. Whether that be the sexual violence integrated within the plot lines of upcoming films or the illicit sexual assaults that take place beh...
charlie delaney2 months ago
What No One Tells You About Sexual Assault
I used to think sexual assault was something that happened to people at the hands of strangers and in violent attacks. As I got older and heard more about the issue, I realised I was wrong and that it...
Maya Conroy2 months ago
The Wage Gap
While discussing the newest Avengers movie, one of the actors came up, and a few of my friends laughed a little at Benedict Cumberbatch's statement of how he refuses to take a role if his female costa...
k fox 2 months ago
#MeToo Movement
The topic that I am about to cover in this blog post is sexual assault. I am going to tell the stories of two women who experienced sexual assault. I am going to tell the story of a woman who was not ...
Ellowen Ophelia2 months ago
He Won Once. He Won't Win Again.
How do I come to terms with the fact that a man did not just shove himself into me? He did so much more. He shoved hatred into the deepest part of what is left of a broken soul. Four months later and ...
Katie Thurston2 months ago
On Being Female
I've been playing with this article for a little while now. I write, I rewrite and even when I'm not actively trying to put pen to paper, my mind is consumed with everything I wish I could say on this...
Jane Scott3 months ago
Why Her?
It was 11:34 PM. I was in my bed and almost asleep. I had told my boyfriend good night when she texted. "Hey! I was just thinking about you :) How are you doing?" I reply because she's my best friend ...
Ellowen Ophelia3 months ago
Life After Rape
I remember when I used to feel normal and adequately balanced. There was a time where my life was at least partially decent. To be honest, right now I'm not exactly sure how I even get out of bed most...
Kate Quinn4 months ago
Social Justice Warriors and Narcissism—What Is the Connection?
When I first heard the term "Social Justice Warrior" (SJW), I thought it was a pretty cool name for an activist, until I realized there was a difference between an SJW and a social activist. I then le...
Melanie Banar4 months ago
One Blind Eye
Today I read an article that has stuck with me. It's bugged me repeatedly, consistently popping into my head at random parts of the day. I can't shake the feeling that I need to address this situation...