Hey you! What are you doing the first weekend of October? I’ll tell you: you’ll be in Mankato at Minnesota State University soaking up waves of feminist goodness, meeting and talking with fellow Midwestern activists, finding new ways to examine gender oppression and act up, and learning awesome new skills and ideas to take back […]
Archives for August 2012
The week of the Democratic National Convention is quickly approaching: a week filled with blocked roads, political figures, and major events and demonstrations. The approaching DNC has excited (or exasperated) many of us who are interested in politics or live in the Charlotte area. Although most people will be scurrying off to this luncheon or […]
Women’s Equality Day is coming up this Sunday! Tis’ the season to mobilize for women’s rights! Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. It is a time where many advocates for women’s rights get together to celebrate and rally to advance women’s equality. In the […]
As politicians gear up for the November election, many are using voter suppression as a tool to silence millions of American citizens. Since 2010, state legislatures across the country have set up a number of major barriers to voting, making access to the vote in this election limited and often inaccessible to the most marginalized […]
As president of the University of Maryland’s Feminists for Sexual Health club and a soon-to-be campus sexual assault prevention peer educator, my senior year is going to be dominated by one question: What can I do to stop sexual assault on campus? I’ve been thinking about it a lot this summer and I’ve come to […]
Well, here we go again folks. On Monday the Colorado Personhood Coalition submitted 112,121 signatures for a “personhood” amendment, of which 86,105 are required for advancement. This will be their third consecutive campaign to outlaw abortion rights in the state, and let’s hope it is their third defeat. As reported by the Huffington Post, Personhood […]
[TRIGGER WARNING for sexual assault survivors]
After-rape is to be consumed by emptiness, isolation, fear, shame and anger.
After-rape at college is to be confronted by my rapist every day—on the quad, in the library, at breakfast. It is to be ceaselessly reminded of the moments in which power and control were stripped from me, in which I had no option but to let go and resign myself to the fact that this was really happening.
Who said grrrl power is dead? Three high school sophomores from Montclair, N.J.—Emma Axelrod, Elena Tsemberis and Sammi Siegel—took their power to the next level when they created a Change.org petition calling for a woman moderator in the national presidential debates.
Yesterday, Gabby Douglas made gymnastics history becoming the first African American gymnast to win the coveted gold medal as an all-around gymnast and the first gymnast to win gold in both the team and all-around in the same Olympics. She is also only the second African American gymnast to make it on the U.S Women’s […]
Measure provides protection for female violence victims Guest Post by Fatimah Waseem Student activists and university officials are pressuring Congress to swiftly renew legislation that provides protections for female victims of violence. The bill, which originally passed in 1994 and reauthorized in 2000 and 2005, has been at a standstill since late […]