CW: Institutional violence, campus sexual violence With the impending implementation of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ new Title IX regulations, students and advocates across the nation are mourning the regression of protections for students impacted by sexual violence. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 prohibits gender discrimination in education and provides […]
The New Title IX Rule Is Irresponsible, Dangerous, and Cruel
In May, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released the final version of a new, 2,033-page Title IX regulation that shows a massive rewrite of schools’ obligations to address sexual harassment and assault complaints under Title IX—the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education. And like most things to come out of the Trump administration—it’s bad. The […]
If I Were a Rich Man:
Franchise and Subcontracted Workers, Beware!
Join Feminist Majority Foundation intern Serena Saunders each week in If I Were a Rich Man as she explores the topic of money–as it relates to feminism–to provide young people with the information and resources they need to survive, thrive, and fight economic injustices. This week, Serena’s tackling a new federal rule on subcontractors and […]
The Future is Feminist. The Future is the ERA.
If you haven’t heard yet, Virginia made history last month by becoming the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment—marking a watershed moment of progress in the 97-year fight to add protections on the basis of sex to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA is a simple amendment, reading, “Equality of rights under the law […]
And in the end.
Rosalind Jones’ first book of poetry, And in the end., is a story of healing, growth, and perspective, and a testament to resilience, grit, and self love. Jones’ poems, written between 2018 and early 2019, detail a year of intense turmoil and trauma. Only after setting her work aside for several months was she able […]
The Media on Katie Hill and What They’re Missing
CW: sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, revenge porn If you’ve been paying attention to media coverage of former Congresswoman Katie Hill, then you should be frustrated. About a month ago, stories started popping up about the freshman representative’s role in what has been described as a “sex scandal.” Hill’s story is more than that, though; it […]
The Feminist Magazine By Students, For Students
In wake of a series of sexual misconducts at U.S. universities and preparatory schools in 2016, a student at Phillips Exeter Academy, a preparatory high school in New Hampshire, formed an idea to take action. Students needed a place to go explore these issues outside of problematic and awkward health classes. In response, MVMENT was […]
Title IX is Under Attack and Students are in Danger
Sexual assault is a serious issue on college campuses. To me, this is the most repeated phrase I hear when discussing sexual assault. I have heard it from my professors, I’ve heard it from the president of my college, I’ve heard it from the provost, staff members, classmates, documentaries, the media, news, my coworkers, politicians, […]
On Being a Woman, and a Nerd
CW: sexual harassment Recently I struck up a conversation with someone working for Microsoft. No, we didn’t discuss technology – we talked about what everyone talks about when they meet someone new: Spider-Man! Yes! I am a woman. I am also a nerd. The reactions of men when I make a Marvel Comics reference or […]
#SaveSCOTUS: What’s At Stake for Trans Rights
Bloomberg Law recently reported that 16 states want the Supreme Court to limit workplace rights for transgender workers. These states want companies to be able to fire or not hire workers based on gender identity and want the Supreme Court to rule that doing so is legal and does not violate federal workplace discrimination law. In […]