activism

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

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Kerry Mack2 years ago
Sexually Harassed
It wasn't my fault. I don’t care what the lawyers say. Sometimes things happen that are not our fault. I was standing there waiting for the bus like I do everyday. It was cold that day, the first day ...
Betsy Calden2 years ago
I'm Angry
Anger cannot be silenced. Even if the words aren't spoken, anger will bubble up and excrete its toxic ooze of existence in our actions, our demeanor, our very being. With the onslaught of sexual assau...
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Dark Gold2 years ago
Why #MeToo Isn’t for All Abuse Survivors
In case you’ve been walking around with your eyes shut to the internet, MeToo is a hashtag for those who have suffered sexual abuse to make the world aware of how common the problem is. So far there’s...
Joely Acosta2 years ago
Sexual Harassment and the Male Gaze: How the Objectification of Women Obstruct Social Relations and How Women are Beginning to Challenge These Issues
In recent news and according to the New York Times article written by Jessica Bennett titled "The ‘Click’ Moment: How the Weinstien Scandal Unleashed a Tsunami," scandals of sexual harassment are beco...
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Devin Cobalt2 years ago
Become Not What You Fight
Imagine something for a moment. Someone coming up to you, and saying they have been raped. What do you do? Seriously, think about it for a moment. Because the world is demanding you have an answer the...
SR James2 years ago
The Power of No
Approximately 85,000 (adult) women are raped in England and Wales each year. In 2016 UK rape-survivor assistance service Rape Crisis reported that in cases where age was known, 2,651 girls aged 15 or ...
Katie Froese2 years ago
#metoo: Thoughts for the Men We Love
I am really looking forward to the day when I don't first need to preface this post by saying I understand a lot of readers may not necessarily agree with this, and that clearly I am not casting all m...
Lara Dolden2 years ago
The #metoo Denier
I’m a sexist. This revelation was as much of a surprise to me as I’m sure it is to you reading it. Even more so when I consider my family, made up predominantly of strong women, and my friendship grou...
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J Leigh 2 years ago
More Than #Metoo
Social media is in my head. It’s the train wreck I can’t stop myself from looking at, or the venue of marketing for my company, so a necessity, I say. Some days it’s the politics I can’t stomach, the ...
Donald Gray2 years ago
What Is the Feminist Movement?
Traversing as far back as the 19th century, though not gaining true prominence until the 1970s, the feminist movement in its entirety spans across a great deal of history, and shares its roots within ...
My True #Metoo Story
My true #Metoo story has yet to be told. I have shared other experiences like having my bra snapped by boys at school, instances of male classmates grabbing my butt while making nasty comments about m...
Introduction
I’m new to writing like this. I’m new to writing paragraphs and stories and sharing them. As a songwriter, I’m used to writing lyrics, poems, and participating in the occasional free-write exercises, ...
Belle Bledsoe2 years ago
I Am Everything
Why do people think that rape is something that you can just forget, like it never happened? It’s a violation. It’s a reminder that your body is not your own. Your body belongs to society. You have no...
Maisha White2 years ago
#MeToo
I was 16 when I first realized that church deacons like 'em young. One night, I was an usher at a funeral for one of our deacons who had passed away. I went to the kitchen to take a breather for a mom...
Marianne Ryan2 years ago
Victims are People, Too
Your Honor, I would like to address the court and Mr. St. John so they know what has happened to me — not only the crime that has taken place, but the lingering effects and residuals that continue to ...
P Booth2 years ago
You Don't Have to Say No
When I was 16-years-old, I realized I wasn't your normal female teen. I never drank. I never partied. The most I did was pretend to smoke weed once and it was super obvious. When it came to sex, I had...
Mama Mood2 years ago
When I Said #Me Too
It was two days ago that I scrolled through my Facebook feed. I spotted a few sporadic posts with the simple phrase, "me too." Thinking it was just another weird social media game, I ignored it. It wa...
Lachlan Mitchell2 years ago
Men, Let's Talk
In this last couple of days and weeks it’s been hard to avoid the fact of the disgraceful acts shown by Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein. The outrage shown by society and the injustices towards ...