Feminism, the LGBTQ Community, and the Radical Idea that we are all people too...

17th April 2014

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Here’s a novel idea: Let’s teach kids about safe sex before they have sex.

rhrealitycheck:

Here’s a novel idea: Let’s teach kids about safe sex before they have sex.

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15th April 2014

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zipperaward:

Hi guys! I wanted to inform you about this great thing that is happening!

These smart fellows have devised a way to create cups, straws, mixers, etc that can detect common date rape drugs. This is an amazing idea and it needs funding! The campaign ends in 35 hours and they are a little short on funding. Please, signal boost this or even give a dollar if you can, it’s a great cause and something that will really change the world!

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Only 28 hours left! Check this out and spread the word!

donate or signal boost, they still have about a fifth to go!
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Hey! This is pretty awesome, so I thought I’d share here. Even if you can’t donate, signal boosting the fuck out of this is important! 

Patricia. 

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14th April 2014

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I think part of the reason we have trouble drawing the line “it’s not okay to force someone into sexual activity” is that in many ways, forcing people to do things is part of our culture in general. Cut that shit out of your life. If someone doesn’t want to go to a party, try a new food, get up and dance, make small talk at the lunchtable—that’s their right. Stop the “aww c’mon” and “just this once” and the games where you playfully force someone to play along. Accept that no means no—all the time.

Source: pervocracy.blogspot.com

9th April 2014

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GBV Fact of the Day

Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.

Source: World Health Organization

Tagged: GBVGender-based violencefact of the dayinternationalwomen's history month

9th April 2014

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How to Support a Survivor

How to Support a Survivor

April is sexual assault awareness month.  Sexual assault is a massive epidemic in the United States: 1 in 4 women will survive an attempted sexual assault over the course of her lifetime, and 1 in 3 women will be the victim of violence by an intimate partner or a stranger.  This means that survivors are all around us, and the odds are that someone you know will be a survivor of sexual or intimate…

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Tagged: Current EventsModern FeminismOpportunities/ActivismRape CultureSexual ViolenceViolence

7th April 2014

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On Feminism, Relationships, and How We Aren’t Fish

On Feminism, Relationships, and How We Aren’t Fish

Gloria Steinem famously stated that, “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle”.

Years later, we still invoke this saying as a reminder that women don’t need men.  And I’ll grant you, we don’t.  Feminism’s work in teaching women that our worth is not reliant on men has been among the most important parts of the movement, and it has been instrumental in opening doors to discussing and then…

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Tagged: Modern FeminismOp-EdRelationshipsRhetoricWomen and WorkWomen In Power

6th April 2014

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Not being able to wear leggings because it’s ‘too distracting for boys’ is giving us the impression we should be guilty for what guys do.
Sophie Hasty, age 13, responding to her middle school’s ban on shorts, leggings and yoga pants for girls. (via oliviasbenson)

Source: thinkprogress.org

6th April 2014

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11 Things Everyone Should Know About Working Women and the Minimum Wage →

workingamerica:

11 Things Everyone Should Know About Working Women and the Minimum Wage

Women workers are breadwinners. Women workers support their families. Check out 11 facts that show why women would benefit from raising the minimum wage.

1. Nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women. Nearly four in 10 female minimum wage workers are women of color.

2. If the minimum wage were raised to $10.10, 25 million to 28 million workers would get a raise. About 55% of the workers who would benefit, more than 15 million people, are women.

3. Some 24.3% of women workers would benefit from raising the wage.

4. More than three-quarters of women earning the minimum wage are age 20 or older. The image of teenagers making minimum wage while flipping burgers at the neighborhood restaurant is outdated.

5. More than 2.2 million single moms would benefit from raising the minimum wage. One out of four of the workers who would benefit—and 31% of the women workers who would benefit—are parents with children.

6. Some 14 million children, or 18.7% of all kids in America, would benefit from raising the wage.

7. The minimum wage for tipped workers ($2.13 an hour) has not been raised since 1991. About 72% of tipped workers, such as restaurant servers, bartenders and hairstylists, are women.

8. Workers in tipped industries are paid 40% less than other workers on average. They are twice as likely to be poor than other workers, and servers are nearly three times as likely to be poor.

9. About half of all tipped workers would get a raise if the minimum wage bill, introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), was enacted. This includes increasing the tipped minimum wage to 70% of the minimum wage.

10. For every dollar that men earn, women earn just 77 cents. Increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and indexing it to inflation could close about 5% of the gender wage gap.

11. The wage gap is even larger for women of color: African American women make only 64% and Latina women make only 54% of their white male counterparts.

Sources: National Women’s Law CenterWhite HouseEconomic Policy Institute

If you think America’s working families need a raise, sign the petition

Reposted from AFL-CIO NOW

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6th April 2014

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I’m sorry but you’re not a feminist if you still think that men have a “right to claim” women.

We are not luggage you lost at the airport or a prize you won in a raffle. 

5th April 2014

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