activism

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

How Saying Me Too Can Help Create a Safer World
I think a lot of men have a hard time imagining what it feels like to be a woman who is often prey to to the forces of misused external power, particularly in the masculine form. As women, we live in ...
The Damaging Grey Areas of the Me Too Movement
For me, a few months back I was scrolling my news feed; that is when "Me too" came into my life. A video of a woman putting the mattress [that she was raped on] out on her lawn with the words "Me too"...
Natasha Robbie8 days ago
A New Day Is on the Horizon
Last night I heard a speech that was so brilliant, so powerful, so game-changing, it reminded me of other history making speeches given by the likes of Churchill, Kennedy and King. The difference? This one was given by a woman. When my daughter was just a few months old, I remember holding her in my arms with tears quietly running down my face - expressed not out of overwhelming happiness, but out of overwhelming fear. I had no idea how to protect or prepare this perfect, beautiful, completely i...
Chris Abrigana8 days ago
They Wore Black
Maybe I have grown cynical, bitter and hopeless at the age of 33. This was my first thought whilst looking at my Facebook and Twitter feeds and glancing at the television set and seeing reports and po...
Bryna G.11 days ago
Honest Thoughts on The "Me Too" Movement (and Why It Backfired)
When I first saw the now famous “Me Too” movement pop up on my twitter feed, it made me surprisingly happy. As a survivor of sexual violence, and one who had already come forward on social media and s...
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Taylor Carnes12 days ago
Me Too
I'm encouraged and deeply saddened by the trending, "me too" on social media. I'm encouraged because victims spoke out in an unusual setting but the point is, they spoke out. I cannot stress enough th...
Joel Eisenberg14 days ago
We’re No Angels
Last I checked I have a penis. My name is Joel Eisenberg. I am a writer and television producer based in Los Angeles. I have no record of sexual harassment and, everything being fair, that status will...
Heather Wilkins19 days ago
Why #MeToo Succeeds and Fails
I may not have a #MeToo story, but I know that it may be harder for women to get a job anywhere sexual harassment or assault may be rampant because of one thing: it's male dominated. #MeToo may have s...
Friday Vibes20 days ago
Sexual Abuse
Statistics... Are they correct or are they just a guess based on some guy that has a degree in accounting and predictions? Who knows, right? Well in this case, from the photo above, it's facts, proven...
I'm a Rape Survivor. Here's Why the Silence Breakers Give Me Hope
Time magazine recently released its choice for the 2017 Person of the Year. This year, Time made the rare decision to not give the title to one individual, but multiple people—a group of people, mostl...
Kayla Cooper25 days ago
#MeToo
2017 has been riddled with sexual harassment allegations against high-profile media professionals like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and now, Matt Lauer. This movement was created for one reason: To...
Heather Clarkea month ago
Survival
Brittle, hollow, not exactly broken, but very near it. That is how I felt after everything. Everything that I was, the strength that I had built over the last few years, and the courage that I had com...
#YouToo
This past summer, I was working at a summer camp at an international school in Tokyo. This was the third and final time that I was working at this camp, and I had so much fun teaching kids about black...
Simone Alison a month ago
How to Take Down a Rapist
Empowerment after sexual assault is an astounding experience. To take back your name, your body: simply to continue to exist. In light of the recent #metoo, conversations around healing are more publi...
Sophia Cafieroa month ago
The Silence Breakers
The TIME Person of the Year is supposed to be a person, idea, group, or object that “for better or for worse, has done the most to influence the events of the year.” Based on this definition, I couldn...
Courtney Aileena month ago
Breaking Our Silence is for the Greater Good
I wish I could say that my first experience with sexual assault was my last. I wish I could proclaim that within a few months or years after the night that forever changed me and molded my former teen...
Katrina Thornleya month ago
'Smile': A Human Problem
If you’re a woman, then you know that creepy older man that always says “smile, it’s not that bad.” And then he winks and watches you walk away, thinking you don’t notice or feel his eyes. He chuckles...
Rian Dohertya month ago
Me Too
I don't think there is anybody who has not been affected by this movement. Maybe it has provided an opportunity for you to open up about your own experiences. Maybe it has opened your eyes to the exte...