We started wondering what other things everyone would just stop worrying about altogether if they were more reminiscent of hairbows and apple pies.
“Our fear of being dismissed or not believed is so strong that sometimes we need to wait for an unequivocally misogynistic event to talk about it all, just so we can be sure that those around us are at least starting off from a place of understanding that yes, this happens. There’s a hope that when the danger to women’s lives was so recently demonstrated, there will be more receptivity in listening to our experiences of how that danger functions and is allowed to prosper.”
The White House has released a 60-second public service announcement calling for an end to sexual assault featuring such household names and faces as Daniel Craig, Dulé Hill, Benicio del Toro, Seth Meyers, Steve Carell, and both the President and Vice President themselves. It’s a truly big deal.
The recent scandal surrounding the disturbing messages leaked from American University’s Epsilon Iota is a national story, and sheds light on a national problem. The response of AU students shows us something, too — how students can organize as a community to force their administrations to take action against campus sexual assault.
“I try to remain impartial about most things,” she told us, “except for two: Ronald Reagan and Phyllis Schafly.”
We end up with a bunch of wealthy white dudes palling around with other wealthy white dudes, mostly telling stories about, you guessed it, wealthy white dudes.
Here, the message isn’t for girls to put their little noses to the grindstone; this campaign largely targets adults, calling for reflection on internalized sexism.
If you want to learn from the biggest brain living at the intersections of pizza and feminism, know this: she works here. Duh.
It’s not up to just anyone. It’s up to sex workers to define their own destiny.
If you’re a campus activist, a young feminist, or a weirdo queer looking for a place to casually run into some of the best people on Earth, this is the event for you. Plus, each and every Autostraddle reader gets a discounted registration!
A lot of my favorite feminists are the feminists who stand up to the movement. Julia Serano is definitely one of them.
A new petition asks NARAL and Planned Parenthood to step up to the plate as trans* allies with more inclusive language.
The Spice Girls were, for a really fucking long time, the only women showing me how to live a philosophy I later came to call feminism.
“Maybe years of blogging ruined me, or maybe they created a productive tension.”
You don’t need me to tell you what this is.
What do you buy someone who fuels themselves only on the knowledge that the world is an inherently imbalanced structure built to take advantage of people made the most vulnerable by its constructs?
Sometimes you just need someone to pray to when the radio won’t stop playing Blurred Lines.
Fikri’s Team Pick: Listen to all these brilliant women talk about themselves and their work to each other and us.
In which the hysterical, nagging, irrational Jennifer Weiner won’t take “strident” in stride.