activism

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

Sarah Jane4 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 Graffunder5 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 Manning5 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 Foss5 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 groover5 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...
Morgan E. Westling5 months ago
10 Companies That Donate to RAINN
RAINN stands for the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. RAINN is a national nonprofit organization, which fights against sexual violence and the national sexual assault problem that is growing ...
Violated
I refuse to be another girl crushed by silence.
Sierra Juliette5 months ago
A Letter to a Different Me
I see you. You beautiful, broken girl. I see you walk up the stairs, every step a little bit further away from the monster sitting in the living room. He has the TV up, laughing too loud at a show. Th...
Serena Baaklini5 months ago
What Should We Do to Fight Sexual Violence?
Here are ways YOU can take part in to prevent sexual assault in both men and women.
Rob T5 months ago
Congress Still Cannot Pass a Bill to Curb Sexual Harassment on Capitol Hill
As we reach the end of 2018, everyone should be familiar with the #metoo movement. Although many believe that the movement is based in showbusiness against people like Harvey Weinstein, it has also de...
Bethany Ashlyn5 months ago
What People Don't Realize About Sexual Assault
This is a topic that I've been hesitant to write about for a while. Every time I think of writing this I always talk myself out of it. I'll tell myself that it isn't important or that people already k...
Sarah Jane5 months ago
Why the Victims Don't Speak Out
There has been a lot of publicity about historical cases of abuse in the news over recent years and this movement is gathering momentum. That is great to see. Those who commit acts of abuse should abs...
Madison Tonini5 months ago
The Boy with the Emerald Eyes
I caught his eyes looking at me across the dark room, filled with bodies and moving simultaneously to the sound of the music that was humming in my ears. Even from where I stood, his emerald eyes were...
Shelby Taylor5 months ago
I STILL Believe Christine Ford
I'm going to keep talking about this since apparently a whole lot of people still don't want to understand, and let me just say that as much as I hate bringing these memories to light, and as much as ...
Arranged Marriages
Imagine if you were forced to marry an unknown man or woman just because it's part of your culture, or simply just to follow your parents' wishes. Would you go along with it because it's part of your ...
Shelby Taylor6 months ago
Rape Culture Has Convinced Me to Find a New Job
In a world where 1/3 of women are sexually assaulted in their lifetimes, being a rideshare driver has always had its risks. I mean, after all, you are letting total strangers into your car late at nig...
Cat Walsman6 months 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...
Martina Samantha6 months ago
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...