You’re giddy with excitement for your first date with another woman! So don’t let narrow expectations of what relationships “should” be get you down. Take these tips on everything from what to wear to how to make a perfect plan. These are the keys to breaking down heteronormativity and building up meaningful relationships – full of respect and a whole lot of fun.
Women can do anything men can do, right? Well, maybe we should ask a different question: How can we base our empowerment of women on something other than the achievements of men? Here’s how how fiction and media like Game of Thrones can reinforce harmful ideas about womanhood or celebrate the power of women. Which would you rather have in a feminist hero?
Even when you’re intentional about anti-racist work, you’ll make mistakes. That’s normal, but there’s a difference between a sincere mistake and a lack of effort. It’s up to you to make an effort to unlearn oppressive attitudes, and you can’t just rely on someone else to cure you of your racism. Here’s why – with basic steps you can take to make a big difference.
Wonder why we talk about race so much? Here’s why anti-racism work isn’t separate from feminist work, but is actually a crucial component to it. These three examples show that we can’t begin to address the experiences of all women until we acknowledge race. Read on to learn more about how we can dismantle oppression by thinking of more than gender in our feminism.
Our outrage is missing something. What happens after we spread it through social media, then move on to the next outrage? Anger against injustice comes from a good place, but it can often overshadow one of the core missions of social justice work: to support marginalized people. Here’s how to bring love into your feminist work and care for those who are otherwise denied love.
We’ve all been there – just when you think you’ve become a good ally, somebody tells you that you’ve done or said something problematic. Here’s the good news: nobody’s perfect, so you’re not alone. Perfection is not what’s important, and being an ally doesn’t mean you can do no wrong. Read about what is important, and learn what to do if you make a mistake.
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.