Posts Tagged Activism

screen shot of Obama speech

“It is you, the young and fearless at heart, who the nation is waiting to follow.”

That’s what America is. Not stock photos or airbrushed history, or feeble attempts to define some of us as more American than others. We respect the past, but we don’t pine for the past. We don’t fear the future; we grab for it. America is not some fragile thing. We are large, in the words of Whitman, containing multitudes. We are boisterous and diverse and full of energy, perpetually young in spirit. That’s why someone like John Lewis at the ripe old age of 25 could lead a mighty march.

And that’s what the young people here today and listening all across the country must take away from this day. You are America. Unconstrained by habit and convention. Unencumbered by what ...

That’s what America is. Not stock photos or airbrushed history, or feeble attempts to define some of us as more American than others. We respect the past, but we don’t pine for the past. We don’t fear ...

Li (left) and Wei (right) dress up in bloodstained wedding gowns to raise awareness

on domestic violence in China. Their signs: “Why are you still silent about intimate 

violence around you?” and “Love is not an excuse for violence”. (Source: artintern.net)

Chinese police detain feminist activists ahead of International Women’s Day

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Brace yourself for the irony: #Beijing20 is trending on Twitter in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing (when Hillary Clinton delivered her “women’s rights are human rights” speech.)

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Brace yourself for the irony: #Beijing20 is trending on Twitter in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference ...

quilt squares on the lawn

Photo of the Day: “Monument Quilt” sends messages of solidarity to Marissa Alexander

After 4-and-a-half years of legal battle for firing a warning shot into a wall in self-defense against her abusive husband, Marissa Alexander is expected to be released from jail today, though she’ll likely remain under house arrest for two more years — which, as Maya Schenwar notes, means “she won’t be free.” 

After 4-and-a-half years of legal battle for firing a warning shot into a wall in self-defense against her abusive husband, Marissa Alexander is expected to be released from jail today, though she’ll likely remain under house ...

Callisto

The Feministing Five: Jessica Ladd

Boss Lady Jessica Ladd is the creator of Callisto, an innovative tool that will assist college sexual assault survivors in recording and reporting their assaults. Jessica, a survivor herself, has built this tool in collaboration with other survivors, and their impact is readily evident in the product itself.

Boss Lady Jessica Ladd is the creator of Callisto, an innovative tool that will assist college sexual assault survivors in recording and reporting their assaults. Jessica, a survivor herself, has built this tool in ...

FamiliaTQLM

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Familia TQLM is Queer, Liberatory, and Fighting Back

Familia TQLM is a national organization founded at the beginning of last year by queer and trans Latinos, and is “committed to the liberation of every LGBTQ Latin@ and to a radically and collective revolution to empower and free our culture, art, history and families from oppression.” 

Familia TQLM is a national organization founded at the beginning of last year by queer and trans Latinos, and is “committed to the liberation of every LGBTQ Latin@ and to a radically and collective revolution to ...

"not one more" protest sign

#BlackLivesMatter and anti-blackness among Latinxs

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

As an Afro-Latina, I grew up aware of anti-black sentiments. A look at the attention that my light-skinned, green-eyed family members received was enough to learn that being negra wasn’t good, and I even came to internalize some of that self-hatred.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

As an Afro-Latina, I grew up aware of anti-black sentiments. A look at the attention that my light-skinned, green-eyed family members received was enough to learn that ...

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