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Tuning In to the Fight for Justice

Crossposted on NWLC’s blog

I took two weeks off at the end of 2015.  Thanks to a generous leave policy at NWLC I packed up my office in mid-December and said goodbye to my colleagues until the New Year. It felt downright luxurious, even though like too many of us in the social justice movement I often take what I call “workations.”  Although technically on vacation, I check email, multi-task, and make calls.

Crossposted on NWLC’s blog

I took two weeks off at the end of 2015.  Thanks to a generous leave policy at NWLC I packed up my office in mid-December and said goodbye to my colleagues until ...

Straight women’s lesbian rules

Straight guys love lesbians, right? Or they love the idea of lesbians. Or the thought of lesbian sex. Or they love the thought of ‘pretty’, feminine women fucking other ‘pretty’ feminine women. As long as it’s filmed. Otherwise it’s just a waste! I know stereotypes aren’t fair, but my own tired assumptions of men’s ideas about what women who like women ‘should’ do, just made my discoveries of straight women’s lesbian rules all the more shocking:

Straight guys love lesbians, right? Or they love the idea of lesbians. Or the thought of lesbian sex. Or they love the thought of ‘pretty’, feminine women fucking other ‘pretty’ feminine women. As long as ...

White Skinned Insta-Witches: We Can Do Better

White women, we can do better.

This is addressed to my fellow white-skinned earth-lovin’ sisters…the ones who put sparkles in your pictures to censor nipples for the Insta-patriarchy, make potions of plants you grow or wild-harvest, and generally are falling in love with the world around you as you care deeply and wildly for your self.

White women, we can do better.

This is addressed to my fellow white-skinned earth-lovin’ sisters…the ones who put sparkles in your pictures to censor nipples for the Insta-patriarchy, make potions of plants you grow or wild-harvest, and generally ...

The 100: A Post-Apocalyptic World Without Rape

Rape is an extremely common plot device in the current television landscape. While some shows handle it with great care and intentionality, it is more often filmed to titillate the male gaze, raise the stakes, demonstrate how evil the villain is, provide motivation for a male hero, and make a woman character more likeable. Lately, it has even seemed like any woman on screen will inevitably be faced with at least the threat of sexual violence, if she manages to stay on a show for long enough.

Rape is an extremely common plot device in the current television landscape. While some shows handle it with great care and intentionality, it ...

The Force Awakened My Love of Star Wars

(No spoilers here.)

The new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, which has already earned $813 million dollars worldwide, has a fierce female lead and demonstrates how epic movies can be when they utilize a female character fully. Just check out how refreshing, and awesome this movie is! Go see it.

(No spoilers here.)

The new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, which has already earned $813 million dollars worldwide, has a fierce female lead and demonstrates how epic movies can be when they utilize a female character fully. ...

To walk the streets of Quezon City without fear of violence against women

Crossposted on UN Women

Teresita Longcanaya, 51, accompanies her daughter, 26, to the tricycle (rickshaw) terminal early every morning, on her way to work. She then meets up with her again at the same location in the evening, to accompany her home safely.

Crossposted on UN Women

Teresita Longcanaya, 51, accompanies her daughter, 26, to the tricycle (rickshaw) terminal early every morning, on her way to work. She then meets up with her again at the same location in the evening, ...

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