Tag Archives: protest

In defense of abrasiveness

TweetDear activists: everyone hates you. So says yesterday’s article at Salon summarizing a series of pilot studies assessing popular perceptions of environmentalists and feminists. Unsurprising to probably everyone who has publicly demanded change, Americans aren’t so in love with the rabble-rousers. Tom Jacobs writes: In one [study], the participants—228 Americans recruited via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk—described both [...]
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Join survivors to call on the Department of Education to enforce Title IX

TweetStudent survivors are calling on the Department of Education to enforce Title IX, and we’re asking for your support–and your signature. Here at Feministing, we’ve been covering the national student movement against campus sexual violence for a while. It’s baffling that, 41 years after Title IX required schools to take measures to prevent violence and [...]
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Quick hit: #ChangeBrazil: Who was never sleeping, who just woke up, and why

Tweet I’m over on my blog today talking about the movement that is taking place in Brazil and its implications for Brazil’s marginalized communities. This movement was started by people who have been historically denied access to public space, including people of color, the poor, members of the LGBTQ community and women. But now, for [...]
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Twelve comical responses to homophobic protest signs

TweetWithin moments or days, the Supreme Court will rule on DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act), which states that “the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ‘spouse’ refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a [...]
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In NYC? Join tonight’s flashmob to demand EC access!

Tweet Tonight, reproductive justice advocates in New York City will join together in a flashmob to demand over-the-counter emergency contraception for people of all ages. As Feminsting has written about before, the Obama administration refuses to respect voluminous research that EC is really, really safe and instead relies on sexist, paternalistic instinct to deny access [...]
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