activism

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

Samantha Wood6 months ago
My First
I don’t have a romantic story about the first time I had sex. I have a story that will make you cry and rethink everything I’ve ever done that earned your disapproval. I have a story that has the pote...
Tshepiso Kganye7 months ago
Home: South Africa
Did you know that South Africa is currently going through a war and the only people dying are women. The killers, they are our men. So when asked who I am? I say: “One of the lucky ones.” When asked w...
Morgan Sankofa7 months ago
Truth from the Mouth of Survivors
We all have the power to be messengers, holding power in our throats or with our fingers that type away taking so much time to say our truth. The benefits of a platform is that someone is always watch...
Sasha Konikovo7 months ago
10 Companies That Donate to Planned Parenthood
Ladies and gents, women's right are under attack. People are scared, and nowhere is this clearer than when you take a look at the way that officials are trying to reduce the funding that Planned Paren...
Carmen Recchia7 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 Price7 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 Horn7 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 ...
purple and blue7 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 Elizabeth8 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 Avancena8 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 Sandoval9 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 Ramu9 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 Lewis10 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 Adolphi10 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 Bickham10 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 Kirby10 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 McCann10 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...