Tag Archives: Activism

The Feministing Five: Andrea Cristina Mercado

TweetLast week, domestic workers in the state of Massachusetts celebrated a huge win when Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights on July 2nd. The Bill of Rights strengthens the state’s protections for workers by providing, among other things, clarification on what is working time, freedom from sexual harassment, and, for [...]
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The Feministing Five: Louise Melling

TweetI don’t know about you, but I can easily say that I have had better Mondays than I did last week. After the  Supreme Court struck down buffer zones around abortion clinics,the Hobby Lobby decision only further disappointed and frightened us about the future of reproductive access in this country. So for this week, the Feministing [...]
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Photo of the Day: Moroccan women protest Prime Minister’s call for them to stay at home

Tweet Apparently, the hypocrisy of social conservatives who blame all social ills ever on working mothers knows no borders. Last week, Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane gave a speech urging women to basically get back in the kitchen like they did in the good old days. ”Don’t you realise that when women went to work outside, the light went [...]
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Our Dangerous Ideology: Insurgent Literature on Activism

Tweet  #181462363 / gettyimages.com We, especially those of us in feminist movements, seem to relive the wracking debates of our movement’s past lives, and as people of colour in particular we seem condemned at times to a Groundhog Day of vexatious, soul-wrenching debates about our role in not just activism, but life itself. Are we [...]
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#SurvivorPrivilege shows George Will just how fun it is to be a rape survivor

TweetConservative columnist George F. Will doesn’t think this “supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. ‘sexual assault’” is such a big deal. He’s hardly alone, of course. Like Glenn Beck and Christina Hoff Sommers, Will thinks the statistics on sexual assault rates lie. Like James Taranto and Emily Yofee, he thinks survivors are partially to blame if they were [...]
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