Posts Tagged slutwalk

While not perfect, #1billionrising is a step in the right direction

One Billion Rising is a global movement started by playwright and V- day founder Eve Ensler. Today on the 15th anniversary of V-day, in cities across the globe, survivors and allies are gathering in solidarity to bring awareness to the epidemic of violence against women by  dancing flash mob style.

ONE BILLION RISING IS:

A global strike
An invitation to dance
A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends
An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
A new time and a new way ...

One Billion Rising is a global movement started by playwright and V- day founder Eve Ensler. Today on the 15th anniversary of V-day, in cities across the globe, survivors and allies are gathering in ...

British politician and “Absolutely Fabulous” star advise women not to wear short skirts to avoid rape

A Tory (British for Conservative) Member of Parliament from Gloucester basically advised women not to wear short skirts and high heels if they didn’t want to get raped on Friday. MP Richard Graham’s exact words were: “If you are a young woman on her own trying to walk back home through Gloucester Park, early in the morning in a tight, short skirt and high shoes and there’s a predator and if you are blind drunk and wearing those clothes how able are you to get away?”

Graham’s unsolicited advise comes on the heels of absolutely disturbing comments from Joanna Lumley, of Absolutely Fabulous fame:

“Don’t look like trash, don’t get drunk, don’t be sick down your front, don’t break your heels and stagger ...

A Tory (British for Conservative) Member of Parliament from Gloucester basically advised women not to wear short skirts and high heels if they didn’t want to get raped on Friday. MP Richard Graham’s exact words were: “If ...

Feministing Year in Review: Maya’s Top Picks

One of my favorite things about writing for Feministing is getting to discuss the issues I care about with a diverse group of incredibly smart ladies. And I think that some of the best posts from the last year have come when we’ve made that convo public–tackling an issue and teasing apart the nuances together. Whether it was teaming up with Lori to debunk some bullshit or mourning the end of Friday Night Lights with Jos and Chloe, it’s been a joy to chat with my fellow writers.

The group effort I was most impressed by was definitely “Slutwalk redux with Rebecca Traister and Feministing writers.” In this mega-post, several of us offered our thoughts on Traister’s ...

One of my favorite things about writing for Feministing is getting to discuss the issues I care about with a diverse group of incredibly smart ladies. And I think that some of the best posts from the ...

Feministing Year in Review: Zerlina’s Picks

Two of my favorite posts from this year were about violence against women but dealing with two different stories in the news. One was Jos’ post about what we do when police are not the ones we can trust anymore to keep us safe and the second is a post by Lori about why despite a level of ambivalence she chose to participate in Slutwalk.

Jos on the police:

I noticed that the New York City “rape cop” case seemed to cause a shift in the thinking of some feminists, who saw police officers using their position of authority to do violence and basically get away with it. At around the same time, the SlutWalk movement caught on in a ...

Two of my favorite posts from this year were about violence against women but dealing with two different stories in the news. One was Jos’ post about what we do when police are not the ones ...

Feminist bloggers featured in New York Magazine

The very awesome Emily Nussbaum has an article in this week’s New York Magazine featuring feminist bloggers. The article is running in conjunction with a feature about the 40 year anniversary of Ms. Magazine and gives a brief history of the rise, importance, paradox and evolution of blogging. Similar to the conversations surrounding Ms. Magazine, blog conversations are diverse, sloppy and the very basis of current feminist activism.

Ms. magazine was a crucial publication, and I read every issue of it up until 1994, when its out-of-touch porn-debate issue irritated me sufficiently that I put it down forever. But as many women as Ms. spoke to and for, it rarely featured the kind of swashbuckling manifestos that supercharged so much of ...

The very awesome Emily Nussbaum has an article in this week’s New York Magazine featuring feminist bloggers. The article is running in conjunction with a feature about the 40 year anniversary of Ms. Magazine and gives ...

Anita Hill on sexual harassment, Ginny Thomas, Slutwalks, and more

Last week, I interviewed Anita Hill for our Feministing Five series to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her famous testimony before the U.S. Senate. The interview was filled with so much goodness that I had to write a follow-up post with more of her insights, which you’ll find below.

And don’t forget, if you’re in the New York area, come hang out with Feministing writers/editors and hear a great lineup of speakers (including Anita herself, of course!) and performances at Hunter College’s “Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later” conference, which Feministing is sponsoring!

Anita Hill on…

How far she thinks we’ve come in the past 20 years regarding sexual harassment:

We’ve come far because now women can ...

Last week, I interviewed Anita Hill for our Feministing Five series to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her famous testimony before the U.S. Senate. The interview was filled with so much goodness that I had to ...

Concrete jungle where slutty dreams are made of

This weekend, New York City got all slutty. SlutWalk NYC was held in Union Square and let me tell you, it was one hell of a day.

My hat off to the organizers, who put an enormous amount of time, energy and thought into the day. It really showed. Thanks to the survivors and allies who showed up to protest slut-shaming and victim-blaming, to support survivors, and to show the larger community that they won’t tolerate rape culture. And lastly, a huge round of applause to the speakers and performers who shared their stories and their passion with the crowd.

A bunch of Feministing crew members were there – Lori, Samhita, Goddess Jaz, Maya, Courtney, Vanessa and myself – and ...

This weekend, New York City got all slutty. SlutWalk NYC was held in Union Square and let me tell you, it was one hell of a day.

My hat off to the organizers, who put an enormous amount ...

With great passion comes deep ambivalence: Saturday’s SlutWalk and me

This Saturday October 1st, SlutWalk hits New York City.

I’ve been following the SlutWalk movement for awhile now. Back in April I had the opportunity to interview the original SlutWalk Toronto founders. I’ve also written previously about my involvement with some of the SlutWalk NYC organizing efforts, and my disappointment in the media coverage around SlutWalk, and hosted a rich guest post by Harsha Walia outlining some of the incredibly valid critiques of SlutWalk and describing the thought process behind her decision to march. Other members of the Feministing family have written on the topic in great detail, including much of the crew in this group chat with Rebecca Traister, and Jessica Valenti ...

This Saturday October 1st, SlutWalk hits New York City.

I’ve been following the SlutWalk movement for awhile now. Back in April I had the opportunity to interview the original SlutWalk Toronto founders. I’ve also ...

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