Tag Archives: take action

Here’s how we can give Title IX teeth to combat campus sexual violence

TweetEditor’s Note: This article is cross-posted from The Nation and co-written by Dana Bolger and Alexandra Brodsky, founding co-directors of Know Your IX. Make sure to take action here.  Last July, members of Know Your IX were busy preparing for our national protest to pressure the Department of Education to hold colleges accountable for how [...]
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Take Action: the end of the feminist internet?

TweetNet neutrality doesn’t initially sound like a vital feminist and social justice issue, particularly since it’s typically been framed through boring white dude tech speak as a fairly abstract idea instead of something real and concrete that directly impacts online organizing. Even the biggest nerds’ eyes glaze over during discussions of how fast data moves [...]
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How the Connecticut Department of Children & Families is failing a trans girl of color

TweetEditor’s note: This is a guest contribution from Chase Strangio. Chase is a Staff Attorney with the LGBT & AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund. Jessica* is a 16 year-old transgender girl. She has been in and out of the foster care and juvenile [...]
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Associated Press headline erases partner rape

Tweet“Study: 1 in 10 men in parts of Asia have raped” That’s the original Associated Press headline for an article about a study that found that about 1 in 4 men in Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea committed rape, as Slate reports. The 1 in 10 number refers specifically to stranger [...]
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The shameful, unacceptable media coverage of Chelsea Manning’s transition

TweetWhen Chelsea Manning announced yesterday that she is transitioning and wants to be referred to by the name Chelsea and with female pronouns, news organizations scrambled to figure out what to do. Many published articles with bizarre headlines like, ”Manning Says He Is Female and Wants to Lives as a Woman.” Which is ridiculous, because Chelsea [...]
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