Posts Tagged protest

Photo of the Day: French schoolboys wear skirts to protest sexism

In what looked like one of the most fun anti-sexism protests ever, hundreds of male students from 27 schools in Nantes, France, donned skirts to school last week to show their support for gender equality. The kids thought up the “Lift the Skirt” campaign themselves, which won the backing of the education ministry — and, predictably, the condemnation of right-wing groups. Kids could opt not to wear a skirt and instead show their support with a sticker reading “I am fighting against sexism, are you?” 

In what looked like one of the most fun anti-sexism protests ever, hundreds of male students from 27 schools in Nantes, France, donned skirts to school last week to show their support for gender equality. The kids thought up ...

Immigrants’ rights activists arrested in Arizona

A hunger strike started on Presidents’ Day by immigrant detainees at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona and later joined by outside activists has resulted in three arrests. Well-known undocumented youth and national immigration activist Erika Andiola, along with two other immigrants’ rights activists, were arrested on Tuesday after refusing to move from the camp they had set up for the protest. 

A hunger strike started on Presidents’ Day by immigrant detainees at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona and later joined by outside activists has resulted in three arrests. Well-known undocumented youth and national immigration activist ...

Toward a nuanced, feminist discussion on Venezuela

If you’re paying attention to international news, you may have noticed that there’s something happening in Venezuela. And depending on what news sources you’re reading, you might be hearing extremely different things. What you’ll have trouble hearing, though, is a nuanced perspective that doesn’t either dismiss or glorify my homeland’s socialist government. So I guess I’m gonna try to write it.

If you’re paying attention to international news, you may have noticed that there’s something happening in Venezuela. And depending on what news sources you’re reading, you might be hearing extremely different things. What you’ll have ...

Photo of the Day: Pussy Riot attacked with whips and tear gas near Sochi Olympics

As they tried to record a new protest song near the Olympic Park on Wednesday, Pussy Riot members–including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, the formerly imprisoned members who are fresh off a recent visit to the US–were attacked with whips and tear gas by Cossack militia members who are providing security during the Games. Since arriving in Sochi, the group has been detained by the police several times. 

As they tried to record a new protest song near the Olympic Park on Wednesday, Pussy Riot members–including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, the formerly imprisoned members who are fresh off a recent visit to ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

What the tech industry has to do with the future of health.

We still don’t have a good way of talking about pursuing friendship.

The dangerous transphobia of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

“When I fully burned off the anxiety inherited from my mother’s unlived life.”

How the rise of men’s rights activists are hurting women and men.

Everyone is tired of white people on TV.

How jock culture supports rape culture.

What the tech industry has to do with the future of health.

We still don’t have a good way of talking about pursuing friendship.

The dangerous transphobia of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

“When I fully

In defense of abrasiveness

Dear 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 varieties of activists in “overwhelmingly negative” terms. The most frequently mentioned traits describing “typical feminists” included “man-hating” and “unhygienic;” for “typical environmentalists,” they included “tree-hugger” and “hippie.”

Another study, featuring 17 male and 45 female undergraduates, confirmed the pervasiveness of those stereotypes. It further found participants were less interested in befriending activists who participated in stereotypical behavior (such as staging protest rallies), but could ...

Dear 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 ...

Join survivors to call on the Department of Education to enforce Title IX

Student 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 accommodate survivors’ needs, so many colleges and universities are so blatantly violating this law: according to the National Institute for Justice, 63% of schools are out of compliance with these federal requirements. How are they getting ...

Student 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 ...

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