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.”
Instead of answering a barrage of uncomfortable and unnecessary questions, this time Mock gets to ask the questions. And it is beautiful.
This will be familiar territory for many of you (and that’s great!), but for anyone who isn’t as well-versed, let the learning begin!
I spoke with Janet Mock, Imogen Binnie, Fallon Fox, Bailey Jay, Geena Rocero, Angelica Ross, Sarah McBride and more women from the Trans 100 to find out how to best support the women on this list and trans women in general.
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.
Trans Day of Visibility is a time when we take notice of all the amazing trans people around us. Here are 15 ways you can let them know that you care about them and support them.
Join me, Janet Mock, Ryka Aoki and Toni Newman in a conversation between trans women writers for Women’s History Month.
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.
“I once had a life where I could go blocks, miles, months without a stranger standing in my way, saying, ‘Hey girl, where you goin’ in such a hurry?’ I want to take my personal space bubble to the shop and have it re-inflated to its original size, but that chapter of my life seems to be done.”
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!
We talked with Teagan Widmer about her new site for transgender, intersex, and gender noncomforming folks, and how YOU can help develop the app even further.
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.
“I think the biggest thing for me is the plug-in to this amazing trans* and queer community that’s out there that’s been doing this work that’s, I think, at a point where it’s really ready to take the lead from people who live in many multiplicities.”
I imagine myself as not myself, at my grandparents’ apartment this Christmas, wearing makeup, a women’s blouse, long hair combed to the middle of my back: What he thought I would grow up to be, what my mom thought I would grow up to be.
A #herocrush isn’t romantic or sexual, it’s about people you admire. People you’d love to work with to dismantle systems of oppression. This year most of my #herocrushes happened to be trans women.