activism

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

Katie Thurston8 months ago
On Being Female
I've been playing with this article for a little while now. I write, I rewrite and even when I'm not actively trying to put pen to paper, my mind is consumed with everything I wish I could say on this...
Jane Scott9 months ago
Why Her?
It was 11:34 PM. I was in my bed and almost asleep. I had told my boyfriend good night when she texted. "Hey! I was just thinking about you :) How are you doing?" I reply because she's my best friend ...
Ellowen Ophelia9 months ago
Life After Rape
I remember when I used to feel normal and adequately balanced. There was a time where my life was at least partially decent. To be honest, right now I'm not exactly sure how I even get out of bed most...
Kate Quinn10 months ago
Social Justice Warriors and Narcissism—What Is the Connection?
When I first heard the term "Social Justice Warrior" (SJW), I thought it was a pretty cool name for an activist, until I realized there was a difference between an SJW and a social activist. I then le...
Melanie Banar10 months ago
One Blind Eye
Today I read an article that has stuck with me. It's bugged me repeatedly, consistently popping into my head at random parts of the day. I can't shake the feeling that I need to address this situation...
Marnie Grundman10 months ago
The #MeToo Gift
#NoMoreShame I love that idea, that hashtag… I really do. Do you hear the “but” coming? BUT: I have an issue with the slogan I love, the slogan that I am living on the outside and trying to live on th...
Nykole Rodriguez10 months ago
Woman
So today is March 18th of 2018, right? We still have issues that require the argument of equality though, right? In fact this month is women's history month. Just ten days ago we celebrated internatio...
Little Wanderer10 months ago
That Morning on The Bathroom Floor
I’ll be the first to admit it — I was a real slut in high school. Heck, I was a slut after high school and continue to be a slut to this day. I’m damn proud of it too. I can give a blowjob that’ll hav...
Alyssa Rae10 months ago
International Women's Day
It's March 8, 2018. I wake up at 4 AM to get ready for work. I shower and braid my hair, make my bed and put on a purple shirt. When I get to work I catch a glimpse of myself in the rearview mirror an...
Monica Bennett10 months ago
Still Vulnerable
Every woman is a potential victim of violence. We like to think we are equal, but the chances of being the recipient of a beating, rape, or murder are surprisingly high. Every nine seconds, a woman is...
Ray Dizzle10 months ago
#MeToo
No child is born bad, they just imitate their atmosphere. Yelling, pushing, screaming, fighting. All things you want to prevent your child from being exposed to. Yet when that's all a household does, ...
Alyssa Horna year ago
Sexual Abuse
Let me start by saying, every fiber of my being is screaming for me to shut off my computer, walk away, and keep this to myself. It’s my story and my pain. My cross to bear so to speak. However, I fee...
Rachel Daviesa year ago
How to Make Sure Time Really Is Up for Sexual Harrassment
Several people that I have chosen to share my story with have told me that I could write a book about my life. I assume this is because they think that what I have experienced is not normal. But more ...
Empowering Through Education
My first experience of assault—and I mean by that a smack on the backside—was in the late 1980s. This man creeped me out so much that I would jump in the wardrobe to hide (I was working as a chamberma...
Casara Clarka year ago
The Price I Paid for Using My Voice
I had a friend tell me once that I’d definitely be the first to die in a horror film. Friends, classmates, co-workers, and even boyfriends often saw me as “naïve” or referred to me as the bubbly cluel...
Tatenda Gururea year ago
The Decriminalization of Sexual Assault by Hollywood
Thanks to Harvey Weinstein, the past several months have caused Hollywood to talk openly about sexual misconduct against women by powerful men. Despite the great number of women who opened up about be...
Child Marriage
This is a speech I wrote and delivered for an audience of 14/15-year-old girls and boys: Could you imagine being married in the next three years? Could you imagine being forced to be married in the ne...