activism

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

Carmen Recchia5 months 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 Price5 months 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 Horn5 months 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 Ramirez5 months 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 Elizabeth5 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 Avancena6 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 Sandoval7 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 Ramu7 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 Lewis7 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 Adolphi7 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 Bickham7 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...
Katie Kirby8 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 McCann8 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 delaney8 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 Conroy8 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 8 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 Ophelia8 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 ...