EVERYDAY FEMINISM

Love

What Does It Mean When a Boy Says He Loves You?

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It all seems so simple. Just a boy telling you he loves you, right? But if it’s your first time hearing those words, it can be complicated. Take it from Edwin Bodney, this brilliant poet who tells it like it is about first love, longing, and what words really mean. He bravely shares the lessons he’s learned — and his last line is a heartbreaker.

Celebrating the Love between Queer Women of Color – In 25 Gorgeous Photos!

How often do you get to see this? In the media, queer women of color are often invisible, and we know that’s a shame. Boosting visibility can break down stereotypes, show the endless beauty of love between women of color, and empower more women to know they’re worth celebrating. So here are 25 stunning photos of queer women of color to make you swoon.

Celebrating the Love between Queer Men of Color – In 25 Wonderful Photos!

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This wonderful photography project celebrates the beautiful humanity of queer men of color in love – amplifying their tenderness, their vulnerability, their love, and their lives. This sort of archive is a radical tool of reclamation that fights the ways institutional oppression consistently projects dangerous, criminal, and violent connotations onto men of color.

6 Things to Stop Saying to Single Women

Source: Southside Business

From mean jokes to harassment, single women are subject to a particular kind misogyny in American society. The message is clear: We still believe women should prioritize marriage and motherhood over everything else. Demanding a woman’s life to follow this trajectory is another way of saying “I know what’s good for you better than you do.” And that’s oppressive.

4 Important Rules for White Men Dating Black Women

Source: Tips of Divorce

Given how normalized and pervasive racism and sexism are, many white men are unaware of the common microaggressions they make towards black women they’d like to date. These may seem harmless to some, but they’re really symptoms of deeper problems rooted in systematic oppressions that black women face daily. So here are some suggestions on how to best approach us.

Body Policing Police: Because Your Body Belongs to You!

Body Policing Police: Because Your Body Belongs to You!

From body size to body hair, society has so much to say about which bodies are acceptable and which are not. Sadly, the people who are supposed to love and affirm us unconditionally sometimes end up being the ones who project those harmful standards onto us the most. Check out this comic to see one way body policing manifest and how to fight back.

How to Recognize and Respond to Intimate Partner Violence

Our culture tells us that intimate relationships should be private. On too many occasions, that privacy hides violence and abuse. This infographic not only shares critical statistics, it also provides strategies for recognizing abusive relationship patterns, suggestions/resources for support, and examples of healthy relationship qualities.