Posts Tagged Gender-Based Violence

The Wednesday Weigh-In: How do you carry that weight together?

Today is international Carry That Weight Day of Action. Students at schools across the country will symbolically support survivors gender-based violence by collectively carrying mattresses around campus, inspired by Columbia senior Emma Sulkowicz’s “Mattress Project.” We’ve written before about Barnard student Allie Rickard’s call for everyone to “carry that weight together” and take collective responsibility for the burden we’ve allowed survivors to bear alone too long. Now she and other Morningside Heights organizers have organized this international day of solidarity to spread the message to other colleges and universities.

Today is international Carry That Weight Day of Action. Students at schools across the country will symbolically support survivors gender-based violence by collectively carrying mattresses around campus, inspired by Columbia senior Emma ...

Are we listening to Syrian women?

In the ongoing crisis in Syria, we’ve rarely heard from mainstream media sources about how Syrian women have been experiencing this violence, and the ways that gender-based violence is impacting their lives in this time of crisis.

In the ongoing crisis in Syria, we’ve rarely heard from mainstream media sources about how Syrian women have been experiencing this violence, and the ways that gender-based violence is impacting their lives ...

Quote of the Day: James Brown on toxic masculinity

I don’t know anything about football, but I have a vague sense of what kinds of things TV sports anchors tend to discuss when a big game is about to start. And it usually doesn’t include toxic masculinity.

Yesterday, right before Ray Rice’s team, the Baltimore Ravens, played the Pittsburgh Steelers, CBS anchor James Brown shared a few thoughts on the roots of intimate partner violence (IPV):

I don’t know anything about football, but I have a vague sense of what kinds of things TV sports anchors tend to discuss when a big game is about to start. And it usually doesn’t include toxic ...

When there isn’t a case for debate: Black women speak on sexual violence and solidarity

Ed. note: This post featuring black women’s voices on sexual violence, rape, race, and solidarity, was organized by Brothers Writing to Live in response to a November 2013 essay that’s recently resurfaced, containing pernicious if not new ideas concerning sex, rape and black women. Here is a good description of the initial article and subsequent fallout. This post is re-published here with permission. 

Mari Morales-Williams:

Ed. note: This post featuring black women’s voices on sexual violence, rape, race, and solidarity, was organized by Brothers Writing to Live in response to a November 2013 essay that’s recently resurfaced, containing pernicious if not new ideas ...

The Feministing Five: Mariska Hargitay

Known to millions of viewers as Detective Olivia Benson on Law and Order: SVU, TV star Mariska Hargitay has just recently amped up her own “real life” activism with her involvement in the NO MORE campaign. The new campaign raises awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault through celebrity PSAs, social media strategy, and perhaps most importantly, offers resources for survivors.

Although the NO MORE campaign has just launched, Hargitay is no stranger to the world of anti-violence organizing: nearly ten years ago, inspired by her role on SVU, Mariska formed her own organization, the Joyful Heart Foundation, which works to support sexual assault survivors.

And now, without further ado, the Feministing Five with ...

Known to millions of viewers as Detective Olivia Benson on Law and Order: SVU, TV star Mariska Hargitay has just recently amped up her own “real life” activism with her involvement in the

The New Normal cannot be met with silence.

‘Your silence will not protect you.’ – Audre Lorde

Maybe it’s my incredibly long memory that is responsible for why I couldn’t immediately cosign the #twittersilence in solidarity with Caitlin Moran, cis white feminist writer, in the UK.

I’m remembering a tweet in criticism to the writer’s knee jerk (and thoughtless) defense of Lena Dunham regarding the lack of women of color in Girls. Moran said this:

@lizziecoan: what a surprise that @caitlinmoran loves lena dunham. white feminists who ignore the experiences of WOCs have got to stick together guys!!!

Caitlin Moran: THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT

@lizziecoan: did you address the complete and utter lack of people of colour in girls in your interview? i sure hope so!

Caitlin Moran: Nope. I literally couldn’t give ...

‘Your silence will not protect you.’ – Audre Lorde

Maybe it’s my incredibly long memory that is responsible for why I couldn’t immediately cosign the #twittersilence in solidarity with Caitlin Moran, cis white feminist writer, in the UK.

I’m ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Zerlina talks with MHP about institutional betrayal.

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And his testimony says much about us.

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“Asian Girlz” sparks rightful criticism.

How to whitewash a plague.

To #twittersilence or not to #twittersilence, that is the question.

Cosmo so generously advises women how not to get raped. I thought Zerlina had already been over this?

The Crunk Feminist Collective has released another awesome mixtape.

PhD Mama.

Learning body positivity.

The “Weiner Women” aren’t saints, sluts, or victims.

The sexist language of the Weiner scandal.

Is sexism endemic to academic philosophy?

A ...

Zerlina talks with MHP about institutional betrayal.

Ariel Castro isn’t such an aberration.

And his testimony says much about us.

The Texas Legislature’s dirty little secret.

“Asian Girlz” sparks rightful criticism.

How ...

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