This is Why Women Are Afraid to Tell You "No" |... →
This past Thursday, a group of men started cat-calling/hitting on a group of women in Chicago. When the women said, no, the men threw bottles and then SHOT at their car as they tried to drive away. One woman was shot in the shoulder, and the driver took a bottle in the head as she tried to drive off. Last month in Washington, DC a Transwoman was shot for turning down a man’s request for sex...
occupywallstreet: On January 29, 2011, Hillary Clinton told Hosni Mubarak: “We urge the Egyptian authorities not to prevent peaceful protests.” On October 25, 2011, Oakland Police told peaceful protesters: “I hereby declare this to be an unlawful assembly. If you refuse to go now, chemical agents will be used.”
10 Arguments in Favor of Pro-Choice Policy →
womenaresociety: danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon: 10. Laws against abortion do not stop abortion; they simply make it less safe. The number of women who get abortions does not change when it goes from being legal to illegal, or vice versa. The only thing that changes is more women die. Every year, 78,000 women die from unsafe abortions. 9. If people want to stop abortion, they should turn to...
Sign Petition to End the Hyde Amendment →
womenaresociety: Sign the petition and join our call for coverage of abortion in public insurance programs as a part of comprehensive health care for all. Please also join our call for support for low-income women to care for their children with dignity. If we repeal the Hyde Amendment, a woman would be able to obtain an abortion regardless of her income. Medicaid would again cover abortion care...
'L Word' Actress Taken Off Plane For Kissing... →
womenaresociety: An actress on the ”The L Word” TV series says she was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for kissing her girlfriend. In a Twitter post Monday, Leisha Hailey said a flight attendant told her Southwest “was a ‘family’ airline and kissing was not ok.” Hailey said she was escorted off the flight “for getting upset about the issue.” She said the airline “endorses homophobic...
An Open Letter From Black Women to the Slutwalk →
I want history to remember me not just as the first black woman to be elected to...– Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman to serve in the United States Congress. An early education expert, Shirley Chisholm was elected to the New York Legislature in 1964 and to Congress in 1968. She ran for president in 1972, winning 152 delegates before she withdrew. Shirley Chisholm served...
Joss Whedon: Feminist
Interviewer: So why do you write these strong female characters?
Whedon: Because you're still asking me that question.
"If you're not ready to be pregnant, don't have... →
perspicaciousdrivel: Using this logic we can conclude… If you’re not ready to get food poisoning, don’t eat. If you’re not ready to get mugged, don’t ever leave your house. If you’re not ready to get fired, don’t hold a job. If you’re not ready to die in your sleep, don’t sleep. If you’re not ready to face the worst possible results of carrying out basic human functions, obviously the...
Anarchy Through Flowers: "Indian Women Alter... →
The walk, designed as a protest against a Canadian police officer who advised women to “avoid dressing like sluts” if they want to be safe from sexual assault, has elsewhere involved women dressing as provocatively as they please. But in India, the SlutWalk set for this coming Sunday is getting a makeover, with student organizers saying they have tweaked the original concept to better match...
My point is that feminists are not biological determinists. Feminists are the...– (via womenaresociety)
If Male Superheroes Posed Like Wonder Woman →
stackedstars: An open letter to the feminist... →
stackedstars: I am a FAAB, femme-presenting genderqueer person. This means that I rarely, if ever, pass as anything other than female. And since I am almost always read as female by strangers, they treat me as if I were a woman. This means that I, too, get catcalls and wolf whistles. I, too, cannot walk down…
I think we can all recognize that the “it’s a joke excuse” is the most...– Loose Talk: You can take your “just joking” and shove it. (via petitefeministe) SHIT THANK YOU (via steppingoncracks) Fucking this. Goddamn. (via holyfireman)
Rachel Piazza: Weiner's weiner →
rachelpiazza: “If we want fewer sex scandals in Congress, we should elect more women.” Well said, mom! I have been running through this whole Weiner/weiner debacle in my mind trying to decipher my opinion on it. Is it that big of a deal? Is this predatory behavior by Rep. Weiner? Should this be viewed in terms…
What has been eroticized by male dominant systems of all kinds is dominance and...– Gloria Steinem, Big Think Interview (via sowhenyoufeellikeitsallpretend)
Give the Valedictorian Title To the Student with... →
womenaresociety: An African-American teenage mother, Kymberly Wimberley, earned the highest GPA in her class at Arkansas’ McGehee School District. But a lawsuit filed by the student this month alleges that her district discriminated against her and made her share the honor with a white student - because she was a black teenage mother. This is categorically unfair. Teen parents are routinely...
Are You Sure You Want an Abortion? →
“IN THE NAME OF “informed consent,” states have put up various obstacles for women seeking to end a pregnancy—from waiting periods and mandatory ultrasounds, to counseling that includes discredited information about psychological impacts, breast cancer risk, and the ability of a fetus to feel pain.” Interactive map behind the link.
Rachel Piazza: Rape Culture Upholds Patriarchal... →
rachelpiazza: There’s been a lot of talk recently about rape culture. For instance, we’ve got the NYPD catastrophe, DSK and Jamie Leigh Jones all circulating at the same time. In each of these cases, the woman’s character and credibility are being called into question. The problem is that women bare the burden… Read the whole thing!