EVERYDAY FEMINISM

Feminism Is a Verb: Why the Movement Has No Use for Fad Feminism

Feminism Is a Verb: Why the Movement Needs More Than Fad Feminism

While it’s great that more people are identifying as feminist, I’m also bored with claims that feminism is the notion that women are people or a belief in equality – and nothing more. I’m not interested in a feminism that’s not grounded in the hard work of dismantling oppression. Because we don’t need a feminism that’s trendy — we need one that’s transformative.

Violence Is Not a Culturally Specific Phenomenon: How Racist Stereotypes Damage Communities of Color

Source: Politic365

As exacerbated and reinforced by the media, our society has an extremely racialized lens of violence. While white people are generally perceived as innocent, people of color experience intensely oppressive treatments in media depiction, the prison industrial complex, the school system, and within our general society. We must decolonize our image of “criminal” now.

5 Important Issues Left Out of the Street Harassment Conversation

Source: Onyx Truth

The discussion on street harassment is too often narrowed into a racialized narrative that harms people of color. To be more inclusive and not perpetuate racism, let’s broaden this conversation to examine all the types of people who perpetuate it, where they do it, and the diverse groups of folk who are harmed by it. Here’s some considerations to get you started.

Workplace Sexual Harassment: What To Do When Your Co-Worker Won’t Stop

Workplace Sexual Harassment

While Human Resources departments are supposed to address sexual harassment at work, they sometimes don’t do enough. Consequently, it’s not always a helpful resource for those who need support. Read this article for tips on using direct communication to interrupt this sort of microaggression when it’s happening to you in the workplace.

6 Ways to Support a Friend Who Is Considering an Abortion

Source: WikiHow

Because of cultural stigma, political barriers, economic difficulty, and anti-abortion bullies who threaten of violence or exposure, choosing to end a pregnancy can be a difficult and traumatic. But for so many, it’s a necessary act of self-efficacy. Read this article to learn how to best support your friend who is considering an abortion.

8 Tips on Respectfully Talking Pleasure, Sex, and Bodies With Your Trans Lover

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It’s super important to have conversations about sexual boundaries, consent, and desires with your lovers. These conversations keep us safer, but there aren’t many examples for how to respectfully and non-fetishistically have them when your lover is trans. This article provides insight on how to compassionately negotiate sexual dialogue with your trans partner.

3 Ways to Stand Up to Toxic Messages and Accept Yourself as a Queer Person

Source: Autostraddle

In an extremely heteronormative society, self-acceptance as a queer person can be very difficult. From religion to family to media to legislation, queer people are assaulted with too many homophobic messages that teach assimilation and self-loathing. Check out this article to learn strategies for attaining self-love, empowerment, and resilience as a queer person.

Abusive ‘Feminist’ Men Exist — Here Are 6 Things Men Can Do to Stop Them

Source: Cascade AIDS

As male feminists, it’s easy to criticize the misogyny of the MRAs. But how often do we turn the lens around? There are stories from every era of the feminism — stories of men talking the talk of feminism, gaining trust, and using that trust to hurt, abuse, and act in profoundly anti-feminist ways. Here are six things we need to do starting right now to fight this.

5 Things Straight Women Should Stop Saying to Queer Women

Source: Scientific American

There are certain things people say to queer women over and over again that they just shouldn’t — and straight women do this, too. We think that women can’t oppress other women, but it’s entirely possible. And we need to talk more about it. So, here are five things straight women shouldn’t say when talking to queer women. And yes, we’ve heard them all before.

Know Your (Lack of a) Role: Honoring Healing Spaces as an Ally

Source: Your Daily Word

“Why is this event only for [insert marginalized identity]? I’m an ally! I want to show my support.” While it can hurt when you come with good intentions, a healing space that is only for people of a marginalized identity that you don’t share is not for you. And that’s actually ok and needed. But sometimes we forget that and demand entry. Here’s another approach.