I want us to embark on some serious herstorical journeys through time, but I simply cannot condense herstory into one post, so I’m gonna condense everyone else’s pieces, books, movies, and projects about women’s history into one instead!
Too often, paradigm shifts in the feminist movement are posited as if they come from the past.
“When I’m worrying about how to teach without coming off as a bitch because I expect students to be quiet when I’m talking, I’m not thinking as much as I should be about whether my students are really learning.”
Proud was only 21 when she was murdered.
Autostraddle readers are cordially invited to the young feminist event of the year — and y’all have the luck to save big on registration.
These women changed feminism forever with their scholarship. Let’s vow to never forget their names.
From girl power to domestic violence, these are the ads screening during today’s big organized athletic event between two teams from I think the United States that have something in them for the rest of us. Mindy Kaling’s in one!
These shouldn’t be revelations. These should be the frameworks of our revolution.
Let’s talk about what it means to be an ally to the transgender community, and for trans people to be allies to one another.
Was I so far from the idea of trans in her head, that there was no way I could be “one of them”? Or did she refuse to make the association because there was something so wrong with being a trans woman that she could never be attracted to one?
This post/essay/etc will be an exploration into what justice for Leelah Alcorn might actually look like and some of what is needed to ‘fix society.’
SPOILER ALERT: Gender is (sort of) a myth.
In one way, it is incredible that something like this didn’t exist before. In another way, it is all too regrettable that something like this is so dearly needed.
I come bearing every ounce of truth I could muster about “false rape accusations” and the pitiful rape culture the myth of them exemplifies.
She thought she would never be able to live the life she deserved. We need to change society so that young trans girls no longer feel that way.
“As a white woman, you may not understand this but the simple act of getting up and being in the public eye and proclaiming your transness unapologetically is an act of revolution for every trans person of color, and in that right, they are doing the work.”
This is a women’s issue because our sisters are being impacted directly, and because they’ve been harassed, beaten, raped, and killed by cops for centuries.
While it’s great that these states are granting trans students rights, Virginia and Minnesota are still putting up a lot of hurdles for potential trans athletes.
Deshawnda Sanchez was only 21 when she was fatally shot after a robbery in Los Angeles. A vigil will be held in her honor tonight.
“I could feel the power that came from being butch, the paradox of growing up a girl and then becoming the suited partner of a beautiful woman, the torture of being such a social outcast, and the deep craving hunger for being accepted.”