EVERYDAY FEMINISM

6 Reasons Why Birthing Education Is a Reproductive Right

Source:  The Asian Parent

What do you think of when you hear “reproductive rights?” Access to abortion and birth control, most likely. For most people, the list ends there. But reproductive rights are also about HOW a person will give birth. Where, when, and with whom a person gives birth is equally important a right as their ability to prevent, continue, or terminate a pregnancy. Here’s why.

5 Ways to Fight Oppression and Create Harmony Between Different Cultures

Source: Anokhi Media

Animosity over cultural differences can lead to anything from bully and stereotyping, to war and genocide. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We take in prejudice slowly and silently through socialization. But because we learn prejudice, we can also unlearn it. Here are a few ways you can fight oppression and practice communal harmony in your everyday life.

4 Lies We Need to Stop Telling About Asian-American Men

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Our society, and in particular our media, often make Asian-American men out to be “not manly enough” and “too feminine” – by virtue of their race. This is not just racist but also patriarchal. But the thing is, Asian-American men are — believe it or not — like other human beings. They’re diverse and complex. So let’s uncover some of the most common lies.

5 Ways That Being Against Sexism Doesn’t Mean You Hate Men

Source: Right Source Marketing

When women express discomfort with sexism, men in particular jump to the conclusion that they must be man haters to make such a fuss. This seems to be the primary deterrent preventing women from speaking out against sexism. But here’s the thing: Being against sexism is not the same thing as being against men. Let’s debunk five myths about this misconception.

Beyond GamerGate: The Fight For Equal Opportunity Gaming

Source: She Knows

Character assassination, stalking, rape and death threats — all directed at women in the video game industry. Where is this deep hatred coming from? Who does it affect? And what can be done about it? These are questions that deserve answers. Instead of ignoring the problem, as it has been ignored before, we have a duty to investigate this war on women in gaming.

An Open Letter to the Men Who Still Don’t Understand Street Harassment

Source: BET

Hello, fellow men. I get what you’re saying. You feel like it’s unfair of a woman to assume that your intention is malicious whenever you tell her that she’s beautiful. You weren’t trying to offend her. Harassment? No, that’s not what you meant at all. But just because you didn’t mean to doesn’t mean you’re not somewhere on the harassment spectrum.

Why We Compare Ourselves to Others on Social Media (And 3 Ways to Stop)

Source: Cambridge Medicine

We all know the gut wrenching feeling that arises when we see or hear something that immediately has us second guessing our appearance, personality, or skill set. Unfortunately, social media provides us with numerous platforms that help to quickly trigger that unpleasant self-disdain. So how can we stop ourselves from making unfair comparisons? Here are three ways.

4 Myths About Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian Relationships

Source: Huffington Post

The idea that intimate partner violence occurs in lesbian relationships may seem ridiculous. But this belief isn’t only false; it’s damaging. It can prevent lesbians from seeking help when they are in an abusive relationship. After all, who’s going to believe them? Here are four myths about IPV in lesbian relationships that can prevent women from seeking help.

Pondering Male Privilege Post-Transition

Source: The Momentum of Failure

The reality of male privilege is well established. There is no question that being female carries a significant “life penalty” with it. There’s no denying that male privilege exists. However, sometimes it feels taboo to ask how far male privilege goes. Who better to ask about it, though, than trans men and women who have lived on both sides of the divide?

Free the Fringe: 6 Ways to De-Stereotype Native American Heritage Month

Source: Huffington Post

This time of year is wrought with stereotypes of Native people. Thankfully, November is also National Native American Heritage Month and offers many opportunities, from the classroom to the kitchen, to move past one-dimensional representations. Here are 6 suggestions of how to de-stereotype Native American Heritage Month — no leather, feathers, or fringe needed.