Tag Archives: violence against women

[TW] Why I had to unfollow @everydaysexism

via Speak Out, Reach Out, Camp Out:  If there was a way I new on Twitter of following someone without their posts appearing in my feed, that is what I would do for @EverydaySexism. I had to unfollow them today. I wish I hadn’t needed to, because I wholeheartedly support what they are trying to do, […]

Glen Canning and Facebook’s Moral Compass

Reblogged from JulieGillis.com I’ve written recently about the ongoing campaign against Facebook’s content policy; you know, the one that takes down pages and images of breastfeeding, but allows pages and images of women being beaten or raped? Or Klansmen in watermelon fields? At the very least there should be consistency, yes? If you link on […]

“So Raped” by Megan McFoley

via The Rumpus.net: For a long March week all we see is Steubenville. The cold won’t let up, and the headlines don’t stop: Teen boys, photos, drunk girl, rape. There’s no escaping the story, partly because mainstream media outlets screw up—they chastise the bone-headedness of the rapists’ inadvertent cell phone confessions, as if that were their primary misstep, […]

Why Society Still Needs Feminism

Via  Feminism is Fantastic: Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night. Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being […]

Celebrating women of color, one girl at a time

Via QueerBlackFeminist: Last month, when The Onion magazine posted a tweet calling nine year old Quvenzhané Wallis the c-word, I tweeted a reply, “No Black girl is safe.”  And that’s how I felt, and often do feel, even though it’s a bit bleak. But, let’s think about this: in addition to the ways that adult women […]