Some things really tick me off. Any time I hear the phrase “no homo” I experience a semi-blinding fury. Overtly sexist TV commercials (thank you Super Bowl) provide me with endless anger issues. Spiders both terrify and anger me. But one thing that will always send me into a (righteous) fury – people who major […]
FMF-Affiliate group, BNOW at UC Berkeley, uses this Feminist Survey to educate students about feminism and recruit new members. Take a look and think about tailoring one for your campus and club! A quick survey… I empower myself. I care about the true meaning of diversity. I believe in equal pay for men and women. […]
Guest post by Mariel Over the past few months, I have noticed a lot of talk about plus size models. Many fashion magazines (especially the French versions of Elle and Vogue) have been featuring plus size models and even have had issues dedicated to conversations about size. I think this attention is well deserved because […]
Imagine yourself walking home from school as fast as you can and on your way home you pass a police car. You get a little nervous as you look down at the color of your skin and you realize that you fit the stereotype of an “undocumented” person. The police officer stops you and begins […]
April is generally known for the coming of spring and for DC residents, the first sight of bloom of cherry blossoms. But April also brings us another significant focus–Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This is a great time of the year to renew one’s commitment to activism, and what better way to do that than advocating […]
Guest post by Mariel In honor of sexual assault awareness month, here is a satirical video (note: features robots) from Sociological Images that pokes fun at the way we tell women how not to be sexually assaulted. Instead, it outlines a way we can tell men how not to sexually assault: Top Ten Strategies That […]
According to a campus police report, at approximately 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, a white male rode by and slapped at least three different women on the buttocks. Two of these women chose to report the incident to campus police, and the department issued a public safety notice via email to BSU students and faculty.
Guest post by Mariel According to the Department of Justice, 1 in 6 women will face some type of sexual violence in their lifetime. One of the ways to work to eliminate this violence is to raise awareness. Don’t know how to raise awareness for sexual assault on your campus? The blog Stop Street Harrassment […]
Guernica, a magazine of art and politics, featured a piece titled “Lucky Girl” by Bridget Potter. Ms. Potter wrote a historical memoir about what life was like in the 1960s, and the segment featured here is about her experience with an unwanted pregnancy at age 19.
This past weekend I attended the Latina Empowerment in Action Conference held by California Latinas for Reproductive Justice at California State University Northridge. This was an amazing conference filled with feminist fun. The conference consisted of workshops, group exercises, discussions and games (which I did not win). The attendees ranged from students, organization representatives, and […]