activism

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

Ashley Davis9 hours 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...
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 Secrets13 days 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 Ashlyna month 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 Painea month 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...
Gifts That Support Susan G. Komen
While she was dying, Susan G. Komen made her sister Nancy G. Brinker promise that she would do everything possible to find a cure for breast cancer. Nancy followed through with that promise and create...
Rachel Ann2 months ago
April 30, 2018
Day 37 11/30/2018 Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. Trigger warning, please take caution before continuing to read. Thank you. Today, I want to take a piece of advice, explain what it mea...
Makayla Richards2 months ago
Being a Young Woman in America
Being a woman in today's society means... Avoiding going out at night Always looking over your shoulder when you walk alone Walking in a group because it is safer that way Bundling yourself in as many...
Cassandra Ryan2 months ago
What It Really Means to Be a Survivor
I was a little girl. I went to a babysitter during the days I wasn’t in school, and when school was done during the year. She wasn’t anything great. She was mean sometimes, nice others. The other kids...
Alanis Sophia2 months ago
The Pink Tax
Something you may have not noticed before is how products targeted for women cost way more than those targeted for men. This is the result of the pink tax, a "gender-based price discrimination" that a...
Madeline Zenk2 months ago
10 Domestic Violence Support Groups
On average, 24 people per minute fall victim to rape, domestic violence, verbal and sexual harassment, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States. This equals to about 12 million men and ...
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Paige Elizabeth2 months ago
I'm a Survivor
If you're like me, you've heard so many stories about sexual assault lately. It seems like we can't open up Facebook or a news app without seeing a headline containing those two words. Honestly, it's ...
Evelyn V.2 months ago
Pink Tax
This was actually my English Final Paper my first semester of college. I wanted to write this in a way everyone would understand. Imagine you're at a friend's house, sitting on their pretty white couc...
Sarah Jane2 months ago
Silent Oppression: It Shouldn't Be this Way
I went for a run in town last week. It was outside, drizzling, and about 43 degrees Fahrenheit. I was so cold my breath exhaled in puffs of crystallized white mist. It's autumn, and what I didn't real...
Paige Graffunder3 months ago
An Open Letter to the Femmes Who Walked Through Fire
To All The Femmes Who Have Walked Through Fire, I suppose I should start this open letter with an explanation of what I mean when I say, "walked through fire." Any woman who has ever experienced traum...
Kayla Manning3 months ago
Why It Isn't a Scary Time for Men
You see your friend post about how a man followed her all the way home and asked for her number. You look into the comment section and it's usually 50/50. One side is other women telling their stories...
Anna Foss3 months ago
A New View
#MeToo, we hear it almost daily, it's like a chant coming out of every dark corner, and we wish it never had to exist. It has been almost a year since the first #MeToo was tweeted, and in so many ways...
nicole groover3 months ago
The Story of My Life
The following story may get emotional and dark. Viewer discretion is advised. All of the events in this writing are things that really happened to me. At approximately 6:12 on the morning of August 13...