Tag Archives: Activism

Missouri pro-choice activists launch 72-hour filibuster to protest waiting period bill

TweetRemember when Missouri legislator compared getting an abortion to buying a new car in order to justify increasing the state’s waiting period to 72 hours? Well, in response to that bill, along with more than 29 other anti-choice proposals the legislature has considered just this session, reproductive rights activists in Missouri are staging a 72-hour filibuster. Tweet
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The Feministing Five: Gloria Malone

TweetTo put it simply, Gloria Malone is a rockstar. Since 2011 she has used her blog Teen Mom NYC to build an online community to help empower peer pregnant and parenting teens across the country. Throughout Gloria’s writing, whether it’s a quick post about resources for parenting teen or an op-ed in The New York Times, her [...]
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The Feministing Five: Smith Q & A

TweetContinuing Feministing’s coverage of Smith College’s severe refusal to allow trans women to enroll, we were thrilled to speak with two members of Smith Q&A — a collective that has been organizing to make the college more accessible to young trans women. Two weeks ago Smith students held a large protest outside of a campus [...]
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Here are the 55 colleges under investigation for their handling of campus sexual assault

TweetWhen the White House task force released their recommendations on combating campus rape earlier this week, they promised that the Department of Education would make the list of colleges facing Title IX investigations over their handling of sexual violence available upon request. Activists from Know Your IX noted that in the interest of true transparency, that [...]
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Update: The #WeAreAllMonkeys banana selfie campaign was a planned marking stunt

TweetIt turns out that Dani Alves’ witty reaction to a banana being thrown onto the soccer field that I wrote about earlier this week was a planned marketing stunt. I don’t know about you, but I think this speaks to why the ensuing social media reaction felt like such a hollow campaign. What’s troubling to me is [...]
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