activism

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

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 ...
Catharine S2 years 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 Black2 years 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 Marie2 years 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 James2 years 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 Holliday2 years 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 Dobson2 years 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 Exxe2 years 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 J2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 (...