Teaching Chastity →
Last week, Elizabeth Smart spoke at a human trafficking forum about her 9 months as a kidnap and sexual assault victim. She said one reason she didn’t run Such an awesome segment from a local station here in SLC, Utah. Stick with it through Gale Ruzicka’s craziness, it gets good. It is great to have a feminist voice like Joanna Brooks in the LDS church. Subversive feminism fights on!
Feminism has the potential to be greatly emancipatory by adopting an...– Femen’s neocolonial feminism: when nudity becomes a uniform (Al-Akhbar English), article by Sara Salem (via adrianacurls)
White supremacist power is always weakened when people of color bond across...– bell hooks, from her essay “Beyond Black Only” (via aaniem)
Julia Pierson: First Woman Appointed as Director... →
My girl is holy, is sacred, is pure is clean, is loved, is whole, is beautiful...– Warsan Shire “My Girl” (via tragedys-parody)
You are a horse running alone and he tries to tame you compares you to an...– Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are ‘Difficult’ To Love (via literarylibido)
Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the...– Warsan Shire (via starsandsirens)
You tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more, tried to be softer,...– Warsan Shire (via belle-de-nuit)
AfroLez®femcentric Perspectives: Urgent Deadline... →
thefeministwire: In 1979, Black socialist feminist lesbian writer, scholar, and organizer Barbara Smith stood in front of the National Association of Women’s Studies and said the following, Feminism is the political theory and practice that struggles to free all women: women of color,…
HENRY ROLLINS COMMENTS ON STEUBENVILLE RAPE... →
Feminist therapy does not simply study the ‘other’ in order to offer a neutral...– Laura S. Brown, Feminist Therapy (via disabledbyculture)
Rape Is Not Inevitable: On Zerlina Maxwell, Men... →
A Short Course in Indigenous Feminism →
readnfight: by Rowland Túpac Keshena For those who don’t know much about me, I am a currently studying for a Masters Degree in Public Issues Anthropology, specializing in a Fanon and MLM infused analysis of revolutionary Native nationalist and anti-colonialist movements in North Amerika. I also have really strong interrelated interests in revolutionary critical pedagogy, the “reindigenization”...
new wave feminism: Resources on Indigenous... →
newwavefeminism: Ran across these links at http://www.peopleofcolororganize.com/ Online Articles: Indigenous Feminism Without Apology, by Andrea Smith Anti-Colonial Responses to Gender Violence, by Andrea Smith Not an Indian Tradition: The Sexual Colonization of Indian Peoples, by Andrea Smith
The thing about patriarchy is that individual men, gay and straight, are often...– (via theymightbeyonce) Oh god this. this, so much this (via jenniferswag)
femminista: Melissa Harris Perry talks Rosa Parks “beyond the bus” with Jeanne Theoharis author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks “This is not about one day or one act, it’s about a lifetime of courageous acts that she does over and over and over.”
Donaldson Family Fundraiser →
Last week a woman was killed by her husband in a murder-suicide, leaving behind 4 children. Some friends of mine, who were friends of the woman who was murdered, are trying to raise funds for the funeral cost and to support the grandparents who are now caring for these children. Please give what you can. In Utah alone there were 28 domestic violence related deaths from July 2010 to June 2011....
The Academic Feminist: Feminist Fashion and... →
It is not difference which immobilizes us but silence. And there are so many...– Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider (via pocrising)
Patriarchy is the single most life-threatening social disease assaulting the...– bell hooks (via sarajeans)
Librotraficante Awarded For Protesting Mexican... →
Most people in the United States think of feminism or the most commonly used...– bell hooks
Our children take their conceptions of sex from their parents first, and from...– Thomas Macaulay Millar, Toward a Performance Model of Sex in Yes Means Yes! (via lemonpoppyseedladyhusband)
Women and the Economy: Reframing the Economic...
In the 2012 presidential election, women made up 54 percent of the electorate; 55 percent of those votes went to President Obama, compared to only 44 percent to Governor Romney. In total, President Obama was on the favorable end of an 18 point gender gap. Throughout the election cycle the economy was at the forefront of the debate. Women and the issues that impact us became the unexpected close...
GOP Block Violence Against Women Act (Maddow Blog) →
STEUBENVILLE, OHIO: High School Football Players... →
This article/case may be very triggering for some. This case makes clear the power of rape culture; these young men sexually assault a young woman while she is unconscious, take pictures and videos of their crime, and brag about it on social media. Countless others witness and support their crimes. Yet there are still claims from law enforcement that the case is weak. Not to mention the barrage of...
Dr. Boyce: Three Reasons Why I Loved “Django...
After reading this week about the objections that director Spike Lee had about the new film “Django Unchained,” I was both curious and concerned. I wanted to see the film myself in order to determine if Spike actually had a point in his critique. I also hoped that Spike would explain himself a bit more, instead of making brief, even cryptic, remarks about the project on his Twitter feed. I...
Richard Adams, Marriage Equality Pioneer, dies at... →
I am ashamed to say Richard Adams did not live to see his marriage acknowledged by the U.S. Government, however thanks to him and many other brave individuals we are closer than ever.