Virginia Tech Womanspace members launched the #SitDownVTFootball campaign to voice their concerns about the conduct of the Virginia Tech Football players who were in attendance at the group’s 26th Annual Take Back the Night. These roundtable contributions tell the story through the eyes of three feminist leaders on VT’s campus who were there, and who are demanding accountability.
Close to 80 percent of women report dieting during their first year at college and around 10 percent of women suffer from an eating disorder during college.
“There’s an old saying: ‘behind every great man, there is a strong woman.’ Men, it’s time to be great and stand behind our women.”
“Hell, existing is political activism and social resistance.”
“As long as we continue to spark dialogue about sexual violence and refuse to allow it silence us, there is no way we cannot create a better world.”
From North Carolina to Virginia, students are taking action to ensure that their voices are heard loudly and clearly come the next election – no matter how much legislation stands in their way.
Guest post by The Diamondback Online Staff Editorial Board cross-posted with permission from The Diamondback Online, The University of Maryland’s Independent Daily Student Newspaper. A seemingly obvious protection went into effect when former President Bill Clinton signed the Violence Against Women Act in 1994. Although activists knew the law would periodically be up for reauthorization, […]
Guest post by Boston University Center for Gender, Sexuality, & Activism This Friday, students at Boston University are taking back the night. The Feminist Collective, a group that meets under the Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism at Boston University, are hosting a Take Back the Night march and rally on BU’s campus. Take Back […]
Part of the #HERvotes blog carnival. Guest post by the WIN Writing Group, originally published on the WIN Writing Group blog. Do you like living in a representative democracy? Do you like social safety nets like social security and medicare? How about the right to full reproductive health care including abortion? Or access to health […]
This is a guest post by Students for CEDAW co-founders Lara Yeo & Alex Hayes. President Carter signed the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1980. Today, the United States (US) remains one of seven countries – alongside Iran, Nauru, Sudan, Somalia, Palau, and Tonga – […]