EVERYDAY FEMINISM

Your Weekly Feminist Round-Up! – 10/24/2014

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This week in feminist and social justice news, a feminist speaking event was cancelled due to threats of violence against the speaker, the connection between ebola and racism is explored, and we get some rather triumphant news from Texas about abortion access. Check out this week’s feminist round-up to read about these, and other updates from around the world!

How to Tell If Your Child Is Bullying Others (And What to Do About It)

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Most parents don’t want to believe that their child is capable of doing anything wrong — especially bullying others. But the truth is, this denial is only making the problem worse. Parents and guardians are the ones who have to face the reality of bullying, and take charge against it. Here are some helpful tips on how to begin this difficult process.

13 Lies We Have to Stop Telling About Bisexuals

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Despite all of the gains the LGBTQIA+ community has made, bisexual people are still looked upon with confusion — or outright scorn — by gay, lesbian, and straight people alike. Here we are in the supposedly enlightened year of 2014 – and yet, biphobia persists. Here are a few tiresome lies society really needs to stop telling about bisexual people.

Questions No 4-Year-Old Should Have to Ask: “But Uncle, what happens if the cop is really mean?”

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Young, unarmed Black men are being shot and killed at an alarming rate, particularly by the police. What are these shootings teaching our young Black boys? Check out this powerful spoken word poem from Javon Johnson about the day he realized his 4 year old nephew was already preparing for the battle that would be his life as a Black man in a racist, anti-Black world.

5 Reasons Why We Need to Stop Thinking of Skinny-Shaming as ‘Reverse Discrimination’

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There are the people who say that “skinny-shaming is the same as fat-shaming.” And because on the surface, that comparison seems to hold water, I think we need to examine it a little more closely to see why – when using an intersectional, anti-oppression lens – it’s actually a false equivalence. Because all bodies are shamed. Some just experience more oppression.

If Buying Condoms Was Like Buying the Pill

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Anyone who’s ever used oral contraception knows that getting it is no easy task. But condoms? Condoms are available in every gas station, grocery store, and drug store. And that difference is because our patriarchal society doesn’t want women to be able to easily have sex without the fear of getting pregnant. So check out this video parody showing how ridiculously difficult we make buying the pill.

9 Ways Privileged People Can Reduce the Negative Impact of Gentrification

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What many of us see is a subtle, nuanced version of gentrification, in which not every change is bad and there aren’t any obvious heroes or villains. But just because something doesn’t look like a problem doesn’t mean it’s not a problem. So we can choose to enjoy the colorful, “revitalized” façade of our shiny new neighborhoods – or we can peek behind the curtain.

If Lesbians Said What Straight People Say

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There are a lot of great things about being a lesbian–but the invasive comments from straight people isn’t one of them. Hypersexualization, dismissiveness, and self-indulgence are just a few of the things lesbians encounter from straight people. Check out this hilarious parody video to see what it would sound like if the roles were reversed!

Fatphobia: 5 Facts and a Guide for the Disbeliever

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Fatphobia is real, and fat acceptance activism is seriously needed. In a culture where systematic oppression against fat bodies exists, fat is absolutely a feminist issue. But in case you’re still dubious, here are five facts about our fatphobic society to serve as a guide for the disbelievers.