activism

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

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 Ga 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...
C Mariea year ago
Failed By the System
I was sexually abused by somebody I believed to be my friend. I was motionless at the time, shocked to again believe that this would happen to me, this is only the kind of stuff you read about it. But...
Tired of Explaining the Importance of the Aziz Ansari Story? This Might Help!
Imagine you are pulling out of a parking lot. You check your surroundings and everything looks clear so you start slowly backing out. Suddenly, an Audi going much faster than it should zips around the...
How Saying Me Too Can Help Create a Safer World
I think a lot of men have a hard time imagining what it feels like to be a woman who is often prey to to the forces of misused external power, particularly in the masculine form. As women, we live in ...
The Damaging Grey Areas of the Me Too Movement
For me, a few months back I was scrolling my news feed; that is when "Me too" came into my life. A video of a woman putting the mattress [that she was raped on] out on her lawn with the words "Me too"...
Natasha Robbiea year ago
A New Day Is on the Horizon
Last night I heard a speech that was so brilliant, so powerful, so game-changing, it reminded me of other history making speeches given by the likes of Churchill, Kennedy and King. The difference? This one was given by a woman. When my daughter was just a few months old, I remember holding her in my arms with tears quietly running down my face - expressed not out of overwhelming happiness, but out of overwhelming fear. I had no idea how to protect or prepare this perfect, beautiful, completely i...
Chris Abriganaa year ago
They Wore Black
Maybe I have grown cynical, bitter and hopeless at the age of 33. This was my first thought whilst looking at my Facebook and Twitter feeds and glancing at the television set and seeing reports and po...
Bryna G.a year ago
Honest Thoughts on The "Me Too" Movement (and Why It Backfired)
When I first saw the now famous “Me Too” movement pop up on my twitter feed, it made me surprisingly happy. As a survivor of sexual violence, and one who had already come forward on social media and s...
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Taylor Carnesa year ago
Me Too
I'm encouraged and deeply saddened by the trending, "me too" on social media. I'm encouraged because victims spoke out in an unusual setting but the point is, they spoke out. I cannot stress enough th...
Joel Eisenberga year ago
We’re No Angels
Last I checked I have a penis. My name is Joel Eisenberg. I am a writer and television producer based in Los Angeles. I have no record of sexual harassment and, everything being fair, that status will...
Heather Wilkinsa year ago
Why #MeToo Succeeds and Fails
I may not have a #MeToo story, but I know that it may be harder for women to get a job anywhere sexual harassment or assault may be rampant because of one thing: it's male dominated. #MeToo may have s...
Friday Vibesa year ago
Sexual Abuse
Statistics... Are they correct or are they just a guess based on some guy that has a degree in accounting and predictions? Who knows, right? Well in this case, from the photo above, it's facts, proven...
I'm a Rape Survivor. Here's Why the Silence Breakers Give Me Hope
Time magazine recently released its choice for the 2017 Person of the Year. This year, Time made the rare decision to not give the title to one individual, but multiple people—a group of people, mostl...