We’re Gonna ShowOUT for Reproductive Rights in Tennessee This November – Here’s How!
We’re Gonna ShowOUT for Reproductive Rights in Tennessee This November – Here’s How!

via the Feminist Campus blog

Get Into It: 5 Ways You Can Be Part of the It’s On Us Campaign Right Now
Get Into It: 5 Ways You Can Be Part of the It’s On Us Campaign Right Now

via the Feminist Campus blog

glaad:

#spiritday is on the way! Take the pledge to go purple on 10/16 and stand against bullying. Show your support for LGBT youth now at http://glaad.org/spiritday 

Let’s do this thing!
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On being asked if she is a feminist (in light of stars such as Shailene Woodley and Kelly Clarkson rejecting the label): “I don’t think they really understood what feminism is. It’s a right. Feminism, to me, is standing up for everything that someone else has already done for you. My mom has overcome so much in her life. She makes me want to stand up for myself. Stand up to the studio heads who try to tell me that I can’t have blonde hair; they want brown hair. Or I need bigger boobs, or I need to work out. Or I’m too skinny, so, like, ‘Eat a cheeseburger.’ I stand up for myself every day of my life. I grew up in a family of four boys. I’m, like, a born feminist. I’ve been a feminist since I was four years old.” - Chloe Grace Moretz
Recap: We Celebrated VAWA’s Anniversary with VP Biden, And It Couldn’t Have Been Better
Recap: We Celebrated VAWA’s Anniversary with VP Biden, And It Couldn’t Have Been Better

via the Feminist Campus blog

"It set a national standard, and it gave it the importance and the money and the funding needed to change policing and enforcement, and really to put national muscles behind the efforts to reduce violence against women."

ipasorg:

As part the #Sept28 campaign, Ipas, along with partner organizations the Center for Reproductive Rights and International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, is calling on world leaders to ensure that access to safe, legal abortion is a priority for the United Nations post-2015 agenda, which will have lasting effects on the health and rights of women around the world. Sign our petition calling on the U.S. to be a leader and advocate for these rights.

Check out our Nigeria video on what happens when abortion is a crime.

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But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.

This is what rape culture looks like.

This is what misogyny looks like.

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amajor7:

Cat calling.
designstroy:

Alex Nabaum
"I’ve experienced firsthand how the “model minority” narrative– this strange tendency to assume that Asians are simply a quiet, high-achieving community tagging along with our white brethren into a melting pot of joy–effectively de-legitimizes our voices in conversations about promoting racial justice. Leaving our voices and experiences out of the fight for racial justice erases our long, often tragic history in this country and homogenizes all Asians into one, high-achieving blob. Leaving us out means turning a blind eye to the fact that 1 in 6 Filipino-Americans and 1 in 4 Korean-Americans are undocumented, that Southeast Asians have the highest high school dropout rates in the country, that Asian American students are the most bullied ethnic group in classrooms, and that Asian women are consistently hypersexualized, objectified, and orientalized via widespread media representations. If you choose not to include us in discussions on racial justice, you are telling us that our struggles don’t matter."

justice4mikebrown:

Encore airings Ferguson: The Fire This Time are scheduled for September 7th at 1:00 p.m and 7 p.m. ET. (x)

janetmock:

lastnightsreading:

Janet Mock at Buzzfeed LIVE, 9/4/14

So cool! Thanks Kate Gavino for this sketch of me from last night’s reading hosted by BuzzFeed + The Toast!
 
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Life does not stop because of assault. I’m still expected to attend these classes, to work at my job on campus, and to maintain my extracurricular activities.

I’m also now expected to walk in groups, to not wear headphones, to not talk on my cell phone, to wear clothing that covers all “enticing” body parts, to carry a weapon that meets campus code, and to know how to fight off possible attacks.

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"Sometimes, loving your body is not an option. Sometimes, the best we can do is accept our bodies as the changeable, beautiful, frustrating vessels they are. That’s OK. Expecting yourself to have a full-on love affair with your body at all times is asking too much. Bodies are occasionally annoying. What we can do is know them, and decide for ourselves when they feel good, and when they feel less good, and what we might do to make them feel better again. Even if we can’t love our bodies, we can make sure we don’t hate them."
Lesley Kinzel (x)