activism

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

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 ...
Catharine Sa year ago
#MeToo
We have all seen #MeToo all over the place lately. If you haven't, I will catch you up. The hashtag MeToo is about women who have been sexually assaulted or harassed, maybe even both. When I first saw...
Parker Blacka year ago
Me, Too.
Female, 20, USA, Anonymous: "I was reaching the age of fifteen. I was sitting on the floor, picking at our stained carpet while simultaneously flipping through my older brothers yearbook from the year...
#MeToo
Me too. If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote "Me too" as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem. On Sunday, October 15, 2017, actress Aly...
Stephanie Mariea year ago
An Open Letter To Victims of Domestic Abuse
​I know it’s hard. I know sometimes you feel like you can’t possibly make it another day, but you can. I know that at times you feel so broken, so used and forgotten. You feel like you can’t possibly ...
Emma Jamesa year ago
Me Too
You see "Me too" on your Facebook and you think, "Stop making yourself a victim." You think, "Stop living in the past." You think, "You're exaggerating the problem, exaggerating the pain." And if you ...
Laura Hollidaya year ago
The Stigma Behind Stealthing
When I was 15 years old I was raped. I was forced into non-consensual sex with a boy I knew, who I had a crush on for quite a while. He wasn’t a stranger, he wasn’t older than me, and he wasn’t so vio...
Mel Dobsona year ago
#metoo
So, the last few weeks have been filled with news from Hollywood about Harvey Weinstein and the numerous women coming forward with a voice. I've had a lot of thoughts go through my head about it all.....
Elle Exxea year ago
#MeToo
Change can’t happen without a little discomfort. What I’m about to talk about makes me uncomfortable, because I worry about distressing people who've had traumatic experiences and I don’t want to shoc...
Famous Gloria Steinem Quotes About Feminism
You're probably asking yourself right now, who's Gloria Steinem? I'm about to unravel nearly everything, and anything, you need to know about this phenomenal woman. As for someone who's a writer, lect...
M Ja year ago
Malala Yousafazi - Pakistani Activist
Inspirational, courageous, and fearless are just some words that describe Malala Yousafzai. Malala was born in Pakistan and is a Pakistani activist for female education. She is only 20, born on July 1...
Swaay a year ago
“Made In Africa:” Changing Women’s Lives With Shea Butter
Rahama Wright, a first generation Ghanian, was no stranger to the difficulties that encumber women’s lives in Africa. Growing up, her mother would tell her stories of how different her childhood was v...
Swaay a year ago
This Chilean-Born Entrepreneur Is Creating A Network For Change
Though many people feel outraged by current events taking place on American soil and abroad, the hurdle between anger and action often seems too broad to jump. Though many are armed with information (...
Swaay a year ago
The Key to Gender Equality:Women Empowering Women
As a Vietnamese immigrant growing up in the 80s and 90s in America, I didn’t see many women running companies and definitely didn’t see any female Vietnamese immigrants leading businesses in America. ...
5 Countries Making Surprising Gains In Women's Rights
America's women's rights groups are not happy right now. Attacks have been launched to defund Planned Parenthood, abortion restrictions are at an all-time high, and many states are now allowed to fire...
Domestic Violence: Is More than Romantic Abuse
A group of women and I came together to work for progressive and meaningful changes for women in our community. We all have many things in common, such as we advocate as women of color for people of c...
Reclaiming My Own #AuntieMaxine
"Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself." - Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching We have seen a value in speaking out recently. We have seen the power behind making the choice to "put self first...