If you ask street harassers why they catcall women, chances are they’ll say they mean it as a compliment. “If women on the street said I look nice, it would make my day!” But the thing is, it’s not a compliment. It’s obnoxious at best and terrifying at worst. This cartoon demonstrates how absurd it is to expect people to be flattered by street harassment.
News flash: Women have body hair. Armpits, legs, genitals — even faces. And it’s become a widely accepted rule that they must remove this hair. Some women choose to do this freely, and some women choose to defy this standard. But the stigma runs even deeper than that. Here are four harmful side effects of body hair stigma that you may have overlooked.
For many people in the United States (especially white folks) the enslavement of Black people can feel like a far away thing. But that history continues to affect us today.
Show the nay-sayers this succinct comic explaining what white privilege is — and what it isn’t.
Knowledge is power, and we can promote a healthier relationship with sex. But first we need to stop perpetuating the following 17 myths about female sexuality.
There are gender-neutral words that can better describe the nature of one’s relationship than “boyfriend” or “girlfriend.” So here are some other ideas to choose from.
Halloween is about glorifying all things spooky, but the scariest thing is how rampant racism is. This year, try asking yourself these questions to avoid perpetuating stereotypes and racist attitudes.
“Being thin isn’t a privilege!” If you’ve reacted to the term “thin privilege” in this way, perhaps it’s time to examine what thin privilege actually is and why it’s just so hard for people to acknowledge.
Where do we draw the line between “appropriate” forms of cultural exchange and more damaging patterns of cultural appropriation?