Amber Rose’s Slutwalk truly embraced and celebrated the duality of women’s lives in the modern world, and it was a radically inclusive event — one with an explicit policy against all forms of oppressive language and behavior as well as an explicit intent to include, lift up, and acknowledge the unique and compounded struggles of trans women, women of color, queer women, poor women, and differently abled women.
There is a power in building communities on our own terms as marginalized people. There is a freedom in escaping, even for a moment, the weight of oppression and the burden of society’s expectations for who we should be. And there is a revolution to be had in building better, more inclusive spaces for marginalized folks.
Reproaction was borne out of a simple observation: the pro-choice movement is losing in America.
Feminism is alive and well, my friends. And I’ve got 95 photos from across the planet to prove it.
Amnesty International’s Board has put together a draft policy on sex work that could lift up and protect some of the most vulnerable and marginalized folks around the world – and feminists and human rights advocates alike could learn a lot from it. The only problem is that they’re too busy speaking over the sex workers and researchers who emphatically support the proposal to really do so.
As a follow-up to the time I used “gal pals” sarcastically and taught you all about the queer suffragists, and in honor of Gal Pal Week, this week’s Rebel Girls lesson is going to be about good, old-fashioned friendship.
By the time straight women of the second wave had caught up to the times, queer women had already f*cked up their movement — and built one all their own.
Documentary films. Policy initiatives. Direct action. These 20 activists are doing it all to save the world — and they’re Autostraddle readers just like you!
The nearly half a decade that passed between the first and second waves of feminism was a period of great transition for what hadn’t even yet been named the “feminist movement.”
Somewhere, deep in the woods of the wild Internet, there are queer or otherwise totally badass indie feminist retailers tryin’ to turn a buck and maybe turn the tides of the world as we know it. Give them some of your love!
Time for a pop quiz! JK, it’s more like trivia night.
We’ve broadly written off intense and deep relationships between these fearless suffrage leaders as “friendships” for years, but it’s worth considering what we’re erasing when we do.
Girl coders from around the world accepted a challenge in February to design websites or apps that increase girls’ access to safe spaces online and in their physical communities. Here’s what they came up with.
I’m organizing a meet-up during this year’s NYFLC for the Autostraddle readers who are attending the conference!
The campaigns to get women on American and Canadian currency got me thinking: who are the women who have been on the money? What are their stories? Do they have great hair?
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.
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!